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Entry requirements

Ahcievement of a first degree, mimum of a 2:1, in a life science, e.g. Biology, Biochemisty, Biomedical Science, Medical Science, Nursing, Physiotherapy or equivalent qualification or health-related subject from a UK university or an equivalent overseas qualification.

All applicants are expected to have recent academic study (within the last five years before the start date of the course you are applying for). If you degree was awarded more than five years ago, this will be considered on case-by-case basis.

Advice on equivalent status of overseas awards will be obtained from the UK ENIC.

Have experience of working with people, preferbly for example, in a health or social care context in the UK.

  • A-lvel Chemistry grade C or equivalent
  • GCSE Maths and English grade B or above
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language, e.g. achieve an IELTS score of at least 7.5 in all sections or equivalent (in line with the General Medical Council requirements). This must have been awarded no more than two years before the start date of the course you are applying for.

Demonstrate appropriate personal qualities such as; motivation, good communication skills and understanding of the PA role during the selection process.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

A successful interview, satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and occupational health assessment will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. Candidates who fail the interview, DBS check and/or occupational health assessment will not be given entry onto the course.

The DBS in the United Kingdom does not currently conduct overseas criminal record checks. Therefore, international applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from thier home/overseas country prior to entry onto the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment. Should DBS and/or occupational health assessment be unsatisfactory the student will be referred to the Fitness-to-Practise panel.

Months of entry


Course content

If you have a scientific background and enjoy being with patients, a role working in the healthcare profession as a Physician Associate can be both inspiring and rewarding.

The MSc Physician Associate programme is in alignment to Physician Associate Curriculum Framework to ensure that the graduates suceed in the National Examination and work as physician associates in healthcare.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44(0) 1494 605060