NO TUITION FEES to pay for UK and EU students - our NHS bursary is available to applicants who have lived in UK for last 3-years
EMPLOYABILITY: 100% of paramedic science students from Swansea University are employed in relevant paramedic posts within six months of graduating. (Unistats 2016)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum BB at A level, science subject an advantage, plus at least 5 A-C GCSE passes including Welsh/English Language, Maths and Double Science or a Single Physical Science such as Biology.
ACCREDITATION: This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. Those who complete this course can apply for registration with the HCPC, a legal requirement for anyone who wishes to practise as a paramedic.
Why study at Swansea?
- Strong links with the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust (WAST)
- 100% of our Paramedic Science students are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)
- Graduate starting salary of £21,176 plus up to 25% unsocial hours
- 80% of students are satisfied with the academic support they receive (NSS 2015)
Swansea University has been educating paramedics since 1998 and is the sole provider in Wales of pre-registration paramedic education.
Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that inform clinical paramedic practice.
They are encouraged to develop intellectually and professionally - becoming paramedics who are analytical, assertive, creative, safe, confident and decisive and who will embrace change and use research.
Students are expected to travel to placements around Wales as required. They will work in the community on board operational ambulances, as well as with colleagues in hospital settings such as theatres, and accident and emergency departments.
Students will assist and will only treat patients while under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. Students will also be supported throughout by Practice Placement Educators.
Many teaching staff are Registered Paramedics and still work in practice.
The University's Academic Success Programme offers complementary study skills courses to help students maximise their potential.
The College of Human and Health Sciences has state-of-the-art facilities for students of paramedic science. The clinical practice suite allows students to learn practical skills before using them in a real life situation. The Welsh National Ambulance training centre also offers realistic workplace experience.