BSc (Hons) (Paramedic Studies)


NFQ Level 8, Major Award

The BSc (Hons) Paramedic Studies is delivered full-time over three calendar years in partnership with the National Ambulance Service. It is a closed recruitment programme for NASC Student Paramedics.

The programme is delivered via blended learning, and students are based at the National Ambulance service Campus in Dublin or Ballinasloe for the first six months. The remainder of the programme is spent on ambulance/hospital placements throughout the country with some face-to-face delivery in UCC.

The BSc (Hons) (Paramedic Studies) does not confer eligibility to practice as a Paramedic; however, graduates may apply for registration with the PHECC at Paramedic level.

Exit Award: Diploma in Paramedical Science

Upon successful completion of modules to the value of at least 120 credits (including MD1004 Foundations in Paramedic Practice 1MD1005 Foundations in Paramedic Practice 2MD1006 Foundations in Paramedic Practice 3MD1007 Foundations in Paramedic Practice 4MD1008 Consolidated Learning in Practice 1MD2001 Consolidated Learning in Practice 2 and MD2002 Consolidated Learning in Practice 3), students may opt to exit the programme and be awarded a Diploma in Paramedical Science (NFQ Level 7, Major Award).

Programme Requirements

For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements