Taught course

Physician Associate Studies

Edge Hill University · Medical School

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:1 or above) in a bioscience or health related subject. You must be able to evidence studying significant human bioscience content either in this degree or at Masters level. You should also have GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Applicants with a 2:2 honours degree in a bioscience or health related subject may be considered, subject to having at least two years of clinical experience, within the last five years, at the time of application.

Applicants with a relevant Masters degree but not a relevant undergraduate degree may also be considered and are encouraged to get in touch before applying.

If you do not meet the degree requirements but have relevant experience, you are welcome to contact us to discuss your suitability for the course.

An interview forms part of the selection process. Degree classification, relevance and/or health care experience may be used to prioritise applications for interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Eager to work in the field of medicine? Want to make a difference in an emerging healthcare role? Keen to learn through a combination of teaching and practical placements? Training to become a physician associate at Edge Hill University could be for you.

In our physician associate studies course, you’ll discover everything you need to know about providing patient care under the supervision of a doctor. Learn how to interview and examine patients. Conduct clinical examinations. Order and interpret diagnostic tests. Make decisions about patient management and therapy.

The past ten years has seen a growing demand for newly-qualified physician associates within the NHS – in acute, primary care and mental health services. You’ll graduate as a flexible and adaptable practitioner, eligible to sit the national exam, set by the Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA). You must pass this exam before you can apply for provisional professional registration.

Please note, regulation of physician associates by the General Medical Council is expected by 2024. Some requirements are therefore under review.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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+44(0)1695 575171