Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Physician Associate Studies

University of Brighton · Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Postgraduate Clinical Diploma

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained a 1st or 2:1 in a Life Sciences degree or other health-related undergraduate degree obtained within the last 5 years. Registered health professionals with more than 5 years' clinical experience may apply in exceptional circumstances with appropriate references and a personal statement.

In addition, all applicant must have GCSE Maths and English Grade A*-B or equivalent.

This course is only open to applications from UK/ EU/ Island residents.

Months of entry


Course content

An integrated curriculum with longitudinal clinical placements in primary care throughout year 1. This innovative course provides students with the knowledge, professional and clinical skills to work as a PA.

The integrated curriculum borrows from the sucessful undergraduate course at BSMS, with augmentation through intensive discussion of clinical cases in small groups, and includes significant time in local clinical placements and simulation facilities.

Students will learn about clinical medicine on a theoretical basis, practise relevant clinical skills in the classroom, followed by supervised practice on real patients in clinical attachments.

Information for international students

For EU students, an IELTS score of 7.5 or above is required in addition to the academic requirements.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

Postgraduate Clinical Diploma

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Wesley Scott-Smith
01273 644644