Taught course

Paramedic Practice: Remote & Hazardous Environments

Robert Gordon University · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

For admission to the course applicants must normally possess: 5 GCSEs (including English, mathematics and/or a science) plus at least 2 A' levels or equivalent qualifications. Equivalent overseas qualifications, SQA, BTEC and access programmes will be considered.

Selection criteria for interview short listing will be based upon the application form and any other attached documentation.

The applicant must demonstrate evidence of ability to meet the academic requirements of the course; Genuine insight into the role of a Paramedic, evidence of communication, team working and interpersonal skills.

Students with the required entry qualifications will be invited to attend a selection day. The selection process enables the recruitment team to assess applicants for various attributes required for the role of Paramedic. Applicants will engage in a number of physical activities to assess abilities in communication, working to specific parameters and as a team member.

A satisfactory disclosure clearance and Occupational Health clearance will be required at the selection day, prior to an offer of a place on the course being made and evidence provided to ORMS. In addition, if employed, a signed agreement between student and employer and educational institution.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

Outreach Rescue Medic Skills (ORMS) and Robert Gordon University (RGU) work together to facilitate the delivery of this course.

This course has been designed so that HCPC registered Paramedics, who are working in a clinical role and cannot commit to full time study, can top up to a degree. Completion of Stage 3 (BSc) will concentrate on developing leadership skills in a range of clinical environments, including remote and hazardous contexts, with the ability to consider human factors and ergonomics, applying these principles to complex emergency incidents.

The course can also be accessed earlier, so that you can become eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC, after successful completion of Stage 2 (award of Diploma of HE). It is highly practice-focused and aims to consistently challenge students to practice Paramedic pre/out-of-hospital care in any context, uniquely those that are remote and hazardous.

Information for international students

Postgraduate courses normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components. Some of our courses require a different level of English. Please check our course pages for specific details. Test reports are valid for a period of 2 years and can be used as proof of English for admission if valid on the start date of your course.

Fees and funding

For more information, visit www.rgu.ac.uk/finance

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months


part time
48 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1224 262728