Taught course

Physician Associate

University of Reading · School of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (2:1) or better in a relevant subject in the life sciences (for example, biological sciences, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, pharmacy) from a UK university (or equivalent from a university outside the UK); or candidates with a good lower second class honours degree (2:2) combined with other relevant practical healthcare skills and experience; or qualifications and experience considered to be equivalent to the above. Deadlines for applications are normally in May; please get in contact for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

* Essential programme for an exciting new career as a healthcare professional
* Training given in the medical model
* Suitable for life science graduates or those with significant healthcare experience
* Curriculum content delivered in close partnership with practising clinicians
* Strong emphasis on workplace-based learning in NHS primary and secondary care environments

Physician Associate at Reading

The Department of Philosophy offers a stimulating research environment for our graduate students, with distinguished visiting speakers coming to the University of Reading each term.

We regularly host major conferences, including an annual conference sponsored by our home journal, Ratio. Being within easy reach of Oxford and London, you can also take advantage of the wealth of philosophy events at these two leading centres of research.

Our Department is dynamic, forging links with other departments and universities and devising new ways of improving the education and experience of our students.

There is a range of great opportunities for collaboration with staff and other students at regular seminars, reading groups and events organised by the student-run Philosophy Society. We are also well known for our friendly, collaborative atmosphere, in which students and staff get to know one another on an individual basis.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.5 overall with no element less than 7.0 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Physician Associate