Applicants should hold or be predicted an Upper Second class degree (2:1). This may include the life sciences (e.g. biomedical science, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, healthcare science) or allied health professions (eg pharmacy, audiology, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy).
Although we encourage applications from other healthcare professionals, we do not accept applications from candidates with medical degrees or those who have previously studied for, but not completed, a medical or healthcare degree.
All applicants should hold GCSE qualifications in Maths and English Language at grade B (6) or equivalent. Applicants with equivalent or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
Months of entry
Physician associates first joined the NHS workforce over ten years ago and are now employed throughout the UK in increasing numbers.
Physician associates are permanent members of the medical team, responsible for performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and recommending therapy. The role of physician associates is increasingly important within the healthcare workforce and individuals with this qualification are in demand.
Our PGDip/MSc in Physician Associate Studies aims to develop the skills required to become an effective practitioner through a combination of teaching and practical placements.
You will be trained according to the medical model and will work in collaboration with doctors and other healthcare professionals to diagnose and manage a wide range of common and complex diseases. Students registered for the Masters programme will also undertake a clinically relevant research project in their second year of study.
A range of benefits are provided by the University to support your career development:
- you may be eligible to receive some financial support during the course;
- Year 2 provides you with an elective period and the opportunity to develop your skills through working abroad;
- develop your skills with the help of our excellent tutors and state-of-the-art clinical teaching facilities;
- integrated training in prescribing safety (in anticipation of prescribing rights for physician associates) and communication skills is provided;
- the University will provide iPads with access to a range of online resources, which are essential during placements.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 543 4695