Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Physician Associate

University of Worcester · Institute of Health and Society

Entry requirements

We are seeking to recruit high calibre, able and motivated students who hold either: • A lower second class Honours degree (2:2) in a relevant subject from a UK university, the CNAA or an overseas equivalent. Or • Qualifications and experience considered to be equivalent to the above. In addition to GCSEs (or equivalent) grade A-C in Maths and English

Months of entry


Course content

Be part of a new and exciting role in healthcare in the UK, learning advanced assessment, diagnostic and clinical skills for a diverse group of patients in range of clinical settings.

What is the Physician Associate?

The Physician Associate is a new role in the UK but is well established in North America. Physician Associates are not doctors, but adopt the medical model in the assessment and management of patient. They work in a team context with delegated autonomy and medical oversight.

Physician Associates are currently working in the UK in a variety of clinical settings such as:

  • medicine for the elderly
  • emergency departments
  • mental health services
  • trauma and orthopaedic surgery
  • general practice
  • medical and surgical assessment units
  • clinical decision units

Information for international students

International students will be expected to demonstrate their proficiency in English and would normally be expected to have an IELTS score of 7 with a minimum of 7 in each element, or equivalent. Students can check their qualification with the International Recruitment Team at: international@worc.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
27 months

Course contact details

Neil Howie