Taught course

Physician Associate

University of Reading · School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy

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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our PGDip Physician Associate is an essential programme for an exciting new career as a healthcare professional, and is suitable for life science graduates or those with significant healthcare experience.

You will receive training in the medical model, and all curriculum content is delivered in close partnership with practising clinicians. Strong emphasis is placed on workplace-based learning in NHS Primary and Secondary Care environments, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge as a healthcare professional in real settings.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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