Taught course

Physician Associate Studies

Swansea University · Swansea University Medical School

Entry requirements

n order to be eligible to apply for the Physician Associate Course, you must not have already pursued another PA course (fully or in part). All applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Evidence of caring experience
  • GCSE Mathematics and English/Welsh at grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • A minimum 2.2 (or predicted 2.2 which is subsequently satisfied*) at degree level in a biomedical science or health related discipline. Applicants who have achieved a high degree (a 2.1 or a 1st) in a non-related discipline and can provide evidence of relevant work experience and values in line with the NHS constitution may be considered on an individual basis.

Some examples of degrees we regard as generally suitable are:

  • Life sciences: Anatomy, Biology, Physiology, Human Biology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Psychology, Biological Science, Microbiology, Anatomical Science

  • Health sciences: Allied Health Professions (Physiotherapy; Diagnostic Imaging; Radiotherapy; Paramedic Studies; Audiology), Dentistry, Nursing, Operating Department Practice, Optometry, Health sciences, Midwifery

  • Biomedical sciences: Biomedicine/ Biomedical Science, Applied Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

Providing the entry requirements are met, all applications are treated fairly and consistently upon their merits and successful individuals will then be invited to interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you interested in a career as a Physician Associate, working alongside doctors in hospitals and GP surgeries, diagnosing and managing patient treatment?

Our integrated two year MPAS Physician Associate Studies degree is the only course in South Wales and will help you develop the knowledge and clinical skills to pass the National Examination Certificate and start your new healthcare role.

There’s a growing demand for Physician Associates across the UK and your skills and degree qualification will be highly sought after in a range of settings.

Information for international students

Physician Associate Studies is open to applications from UK

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358