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

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.

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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.

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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