Taught course

Physician Associate Studies

University of East Anglia · Norwich Medical School

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with a good Honours degree (min 2.1 or equivalent) in a life science or health-related discipline. Also those considering a career in healthcare with a good Honours degree in biological sciences, biomedical or human biology. Interviews are required for students applying to this degree.

Months of entry


Course content


The Physician Associate is as an indispensable new figure in the structure of future UK healthcare, supporting both doctors and patients by providing diagnostic and therapeutic treatment, developing care management strategies, and working with patients’ families.
First year is a study of foundation skills to prepare for a career as a Physician Associate, second year study is structured around modules on emergency medicine, mental health and a tailored clinical placement benefitting from strong relationships with local healthcare providers. You will learn to work with other clinical specialists as part of a high-performing clinical team.
The Norwich Medical School is ranked first in the UK for clinical skills preparedness. As part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences it has a growing emphasis on inter-professional co-operation in teaching and research. This postgraduate course was created as a direct response to new healthcare job opportunities in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Physician Associates will play a vital role in the future of the NHS, improving the lives of thousands of patients. As a graduate, you’ll be ready for a career in the healthcare environment; you’ll be a dynamic, healthcare professional. Working under a doctor’s supervision, you’ll be in constant contact with patients, making a difference where it counts.

Fees and funding

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Scholarships & Bursaries

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to eligible students studying in the Norwich Medical School in the following areas:

  • MSc Health Economics
  • MSc Health Research
  • MRes Clinical Science
  • MSc Clinical Research – National Institute for Health Research route
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • MSc Occupational Therapy
  • MSc Physician Associate Studies
  • MSc Adult Nursing

As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment. Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office or visit the UEA website for further information on funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515