General costs of study
Tuition fees do not cover normal costs of study such as:
- thesis branding
- parking charges at PAHC apply
- initial outlay for travel and accommodation in respect of practice placement.
If you are studying on a programme where placements are integral to your study there are costs associated with travel and accommodation. Please speak with the programme admissions tutor to find out more.
BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
Unlike many other health care courses, Plymouth’s BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course is not funded by the NHS; nor do students receive a bursary. Therefore, if you choose to study with us, you will need to pay your tuition fees alongside all other incidental expenses (including the costs incurred by undertaking clinical placements). As clinical placements are undertaken throughout the South West, you will need to budget for the additional expense of travelling to/from placement. Given the rural nature of the area and the unsociable hours of practice, you will also need to maintain a motor vehicle (including paying for insurance, tax, fuel, servicing, etc).
It is difficult to give a precise estimate of these costs, due to the geographical spread of placements. However successful applicants should factor in the running costs of a motor vehicle for several thousand miles per year, and bear in mind the possible need for additional accommodation. Despite these costs, clinical placements offer an excellent opportunity to learn from experienced clinicians. These experiences ensure that, upon successful completion of the course, each student is prepared to practise as a paramedic.
Immunisations – School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Health Professions
Applicants are offered immunisations through our Occupational Health provider at Derriford. Once enrolled, failure to attend immunisation appointments will result in a charge.
Students can elect to have immunisations at their local GP surgery at their own expense.
If you have any questions regarding any of these costs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.