Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Physician Associate Studies

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

Typically you need • a 2.2 in a life sciences degree, such as biology, biochemistry, biomedical science, medical science, nursing or physiotherapy, or an equivalent qualification gained within the last five years • five GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths and English or English literature and a science or equivalent • to provide a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution • to be confident in using computers to complete academic work If English is not your first language you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or above.

Months of entry


Course content

This two year course equips you with the skills, knowledge and qualification to work as a physician associate in the UK. The course integrates theoretical knowledge with clinical application and benefits from world class clinical simulation facilities . You have access to a range of placement opportunities both in the community and in hospitals.

• Benefit from expert academic and medical teaching and learning.
• Experience a range of clinical placements in community and hospital settings.
• Gain a nationally recognised qualification leading to excellent job prospects.
• Learn through innovative learning and assessment methods.

What is a physician associate?
This course leads to completion of the national final exam and qualification as a physician associate. Currently physician associates are not a regulated healthcare profession but once qualified you are able to join the managed voluntary register. The Royal Colleges Of Physicians and general practitioners are involved in development of courses across the UK.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months months

Course contact details

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
+44 (0)114 225 5555