Real Life Support

Real Life Support

Exposed to real-world scenarios from day one, our paramedic students are ready to make a difference.


Rehearsals are no substitute for real life. Nowhere is this truer than in the rapidly expanding field of paramedic science when you are routinely expected to assess and treat patients in often challenging situations, and under considerable pressure. Yes, training is essential, but in truth there’s no better way to learn than through first hand experience.

It’s why our Paramedic Science degree is a highly relevant, real-time and practice-led course. One that’s been developed together with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, fully approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, and endorsed by The College of Paramedics.

Taught by experienced paramedics, much of the course is spent in clinical placements and in close collaboration with Norfolk Fire and Rescue, experiencing interprofessional teamwork and responding to real-life situations.  The world of the paramedic is a continually changing environment and students become adept at forming working diagnoses for a variety of patients with a wide range of health issues. The ability to administer life-saving drugs and work with state-of the-art equipment is vital.

Paramedic science students are people who care about people; diplomatic and inquisitive, these are individuals who have long known what they wanted to do, like first-year UEA paramedic science student, Bethany; ‘ I’ve always had a keen interest in emergency medicine. After working as a first-aider at various events I was sure I wanted to extend my skills and work exclusively in an emergency setting, so applying to study this course was the right choice for me.’

Increasingly valued by public and private sector alike, there’s a growing range of options now available to paramedic science graduates, which explains why the demand for their skills is so high.