Paramedic Science - Integrated Masters (MSci)

This four-year integrated masters is at the forefront of paramedic science education in the UK. It prepares you for a career in fast-paced emergency, urgent, primary and community-based care settings.

Year of entry

  • 2023

Course type

  • Single Honours

UCAS code

  • B950

Duration of study

  • 4 years

Why study Paramedic Science at Keele University?

Endorsed by the College of Paramedics and Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council
£5,000 non-repayable annual grant to support your studies
Innovative integrated master’s course designed to help advance your career
Facilities include a state-of-the-art anatomy and surgical training centre, emergency training ambulance and simulation houses
Rotational clinical placement circuits in a range of practice areas
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Professional Recognition

Paramedic Science at Keele is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and endorsed by the College of Paramedics. Successful completion of the course provides you with the eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a registered paramedic.

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Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.

Entry requirements

The following section details our typical entry requirements for this course for a range of UK and international qualifications. If you don’t see your qualifications listed, please contact us to find out if we can accept your qualifications. If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, you may be able to gain entry to this course via a Foundation Year.

Additional information

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced plus Barring Lists) will be required for successful candidates. The University follows the DBS Code of Practice in these issues and can provide a copy of the Code on request.

Health checks
A satisfactory health check will be required for successful candidates.

Interview
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.

Personal Statement
Your personal statement will be taken into consideration as part of our admissions process.  Only original personal statements submitted with your application will be considered.

A Level Requirements

  • A Level requirement: BBB

To include Biology, Human Biology or Physical Education at grade B or above

BTEC Requirements

  • BTEC requirements: DDM

If you are not studying A-Level PE or Biology, then one of the following BTECs must be studied: Applied Human Biology, Health and Social Care, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science, or Applied Science (should include Physiology of Human Body Systems optional module).

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • 30 points or H5, H5, H5. Must include Higher Level Biology.

Access to HE Diploma Requirements

  • Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 122 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction. To include at least 15 credits in Human Biology, Anatomy or Physiology.
    Applicants will still need to have 5 GCSEs at grade C/4.

GCSE Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs in total at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent):

  • English Language at Grade C/4 or above (Functional Skills level 2 can be accepted as an equivalent) 
  • Maths at Grade C/4 or above (Functional Skills level 2 can be accepted as an equivalent)
  • Science at Grade C/4 or above

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • IELTS at level 7 with no element below 6.5

Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements for International students.

English Language Requirements

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Alternative and contextual offers

We're committed to ensuring equality of opportunity to all our applicants with the potential and motivation to succeed, regardless of background. That's why we operate a range of alternative offer schemes with clear eligibility criteria, including contextual offers, offers for those studying within the Keele region, and recognising a range of additional qualifications in your offer.

General information

The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the typical offer which would be made to candidates, along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate's application.

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School of Medicine

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Facilities

The School of Primary, Community and Social Care is co-located with the highly regarded School of Medicine. The School of Medicine is located in the David Weatherall building on Keele University's main campus. This provides a state-of-the-art learning environment with two lecture theatres, various size classrooms, seminar rooms, and tutorial rooms.

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Foundation year

Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year.

This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence.

Keele University is consistently ranked among the top universities for student satisfaction, and we have over 70 years' experience of teaching a foundation year to students. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele.

FOUNDATION YEAR

If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry into our Paramedic Science Integrated Masters course, our Foundation Year can provide an alternative route into your degree. This tab provides information relating to:

  • Indicative modules for the Foundation Year
  • Foundation Year entry requirements
  • Information on how to apply
  • UCAS code for this course
COURSE CONTENT

Our Foundation Year allows you to develop your critical thinking, academic reading, writing, and communication study skills along with subject-specific knowledge and skills. Upon meeting the progression criteria and successfully completing our Foundation Year, you will automatically progress into your Keele undergraduate degree with the confidence that you have the skills, and knowledge needed to successfully complete your course.

This Foundation Year is a two semester programme which provides a tailored pre-degree programme of study to better prepare you for the Paramedic Science Integrated Masters course. For example, in the Academic and Professional Development for Health module you will begin to develop an awareness of professional standards that you will be working to in your degree and professional career. Course content has been developed in collaboration with degree teaching teams, so that by the time you begin Year 1, you will be ready to excel at your studies, as the majority of our Foundation Year students do.

On this Foundation Year, we will advance your knowledge of human biology and chemistry, giving you a solid grasp of body systems, science and lab work. You'll develop safe, professional laboratory skills and get to know the mathematical techniques and quantitative methods used across health science-related and social care programmes. You will also be introduced to concepts relating to organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry.

Throughout the programme, you will develop subject-specific and broad-based skills that will be invaluable in your academic career and beyond. You can find out more about our Foundation Year, including information on learning, teaching and assessment methods and further opportunities available to you by visiting Foundation Year webpages.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The module details given below are indicative and will give you a good idea of the range of subjects that we teach. We regularly review our teaching to ensure that the modules we offer are up-to-date; therefore, the modules available to study are liable to change.

 

Semester One Modules    
FYO-00237 Foundations of Human Biology for Health 15 credits 
FYO-00241 Foundations of Chemistry for Health   15 credits
FYO-00213 Foundations of Numerical and Quantitative Methods for Health Students 15 credits 
Semester Two Modules    
FYO-00239 Advancing Human Biology for Health 30 credits
FYO-00243 Advancing Chemistry for Health 15 credits
Year Long Modules (Semester One and Two)    
FYO-00181 Academic and Professional Development for Health 15 credits 
     

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Academic Entry Requirements

A Levels: Grades BCC / 104 Tariff Points 

BTEC: DMM

GCSEs: 5 GCSEs at Grade C (4) or above to include Maths, English and Science

Additional Requirements

CRIMINAL RECORDS DECLARATION (DBS/DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND)

Candidates who progress from this Foundation Year onto year 1 of the degree course will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced plus Barring Lists) and health check.

INTERVIEW

An interview is required for entry onto the Paramedic Science with Integrated Masters with Foundation Year and will follow the same format as for the MSci Paramedic Science programme.

HEALTH CHECK
A satisfactory health check will be required for successful candidates'

PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS 

Students on the Foundation Year will have to achieve the follow grades to be eligible to join the MSci Paramedic Science programme:

Semester 1 - 40% or above in all modules

Semester 2 - 60% average in the remaining 75 credits

HOW TO APPLY

UCAS Applications

Visit UCAS for applications. You should apply for Paramedic Science with Integrated Masters with Foundation Year

UCAS code: B951

Direct Entry 

If you are a UK or EU student, already have your qualifications, are not expecting any further results and only wish to apply to Keele, please contact the Admissions Office directly.

International Entry

Please visit UCAS for applications. You should apply for Paramedic Science with Integrated Masters with Foundation Year

UCAS code: B951

This application route does not affect the fee structure for international students.

We also offer a January start for some of our Foundation Year courses. Adopting a blended learning approach, the January start is particularly useful for students wishing to return to education following time out of studying, or who are seeking a flexible approach to their Foundation Year studies. Our January start is available across most of our Science, Humanities, Social Science and Business courses.

Whilst still being a full-time course, our blended delivery model combines live teaching sessions - both online and on-campus - with self-directed study, enabling you to predominantly study at a time that suits your lifestyle. You will benefit from weekly online taught sessions which encourage you to engage with your teachers and peers.

In addition to online study there will be a series of full study days that you will be required to attend throughout each semester. These sessions may include lab-based activities, group work, review of course and assessment materials studied online. They will emphasise opportunities for you to deepen your knowledge and understanding of your chosen route.

Please refer to the September start tab for more information about the entry requirements and what you will study. The modules that you will take on a January start Foundation Year will be similar to those for the September start, but in a slightly different order and pattern.

For more information, including fees, the UCAS code for this course, how to apply, and how you will be taught, please visit our January Start Foundation Year webpage.

Our International Foundation Year is delivered on campus through Keele University International College (KUIC). Find out more about the International Foundation Year options on the KUIC website.

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