The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course and should be used as a general guide. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer we may make, if your application is successful.
ABB, must include a science or social science subject at grade B. A-level general studies is not accepted.
DDM in a health or science subject.
32 overall with three subjects at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Health studies, nursing or science. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at distinction and 15 credits at merit or above.
Distinction in the Health, Healthcare Science or Science T-level. Other T-levels are not accepted.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
- with Access course – GCSE maths and English.
- with A-levels, BTEC, K101 or K102 – at least three GCSEs including maths, English and science.
If you do not have the required GCSEs, find out which equivalent qualifications we accept instead.
We accept a range of other qualifications but they must be equivalent to Level 3 and contain the appropriate amount of science content.
You must also be able to demonstrate the following:
- completion of 10 years' general education
- evidence of study within the last five years is desirable
- evidence of commitment to the profession
- passing of occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
Applicants must be resident in the UK, EU or the Channel Islands in order to meet NHS eligibility requirements.
Admission to the programme is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4 (2) (Exemptions) Order 1975 and DHSS Circular HC (88)9 guidelines regarding police checks and child protection
Interviews will be conducted jointly by the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and university staff. A preliminary telephone interview may be used to aid shortlisting.
We are not able to accept applications for deferred entry onto this course. If you wish to apply for a later year of entry, we recommend waiting until the admissions cycle for that year opens – this is usually in October of each year.
We embrace diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds, including those who form part of minority groups.
Studied before or got relevant experience?
A qualification, HE credits or relevant experience may count towards your course at Brighton, and could mean that you do not have to take some elements of the course or can start in year 2 or 3.
If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an interview.
Interview dates for courses starting in September 2024 will be published soon.
When will I hear about my offer?
Our Paramedic Science BSc(Hons) degree is very popular so to make sure that our admissions process is fair to everyone we operate a staged ‘gathered field’ admissions process – meaning that we consider candidates together to make final decisions.
We aim to give you a decision soon after your interview, however because of the volume and competition for places, sometimes it may be necessary to hold offers until after all interviews have taken place. So, if you don’t hear straight away, please do not worry, as the outcome is being carefully considered by our tutors.
When you apply to Brighton we want to hear about who you are. Grades are never the whole picture; we're interested in things like creativity, resourcefulness, persistence and the capacity to think big and find new ways of doing things. And we recognise that not everyone has the same background. That's why we treat everyone who applies as an individual. We recognise many qualifications and we care about all of your achievements and the experiences you've had that set you apart.
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