Taught course

Physician Associate Studies

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty Health and Wellbeing

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Entry requirements

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or above, including mathematics, English language or literature and a science subject or equivalent, plus an honours degree recognised in the UK at 2.1 or above in a science related subject including biology, biochemistry, biomedical science, chemistry, medical science and sport science.

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. It integrates theoretical knowledge with clinical application and benefits from world-class clinical simulation facilities. Hospital and community placements are integrated throughout the two years, so that you are able to relate theoretical learning to the real world of practice and patients. Interprofessional learning opportunities are an integral part of the course, taking place in both university and practice settings. You are taught by a range of academic and clinical experts including Physician Associates, medics, advanced practitioners and physiotherapists.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)114 225 5555