Taught course

Physician Associate Studies

University of York · Hull York Medical School

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Entry requirements

All applicants must have at least a 2:1 in a relevant Biosciences Degree (for example, Biomedical, Biological or Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Sports Sciences, Pharmacology), or be predicted to achieve this at the time of application. Applicants must have GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade B or above, or equivalent. Alternative entry qualifications may also be considered.

You will need to demonstrate a sufficient grounding in Chemistry either through your degree, or A-levels to successfully engage with the pharmacological aspects of the programme.

You will also need to demonstrate your commitment to the role of a healthcare professional and have excellent communication skills. Evidence of work experience in a clinical or healthcare setting (e.g. healthcare assistant or care home) is desirable but not essential.

Months of entry


Course content

In this intensive two year course, you will develop your medical knowledge, clinical skills and experience as you progress between classroom learning and clinical placements within our partner GP practices and hospitals.

The programme is medically led by Hull York Medical School, with multi-professional input delivered in partnership with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull and the NHS.

This programme has been developed to meet the requirements of the National Competence and Curriculum Framework for Physician Associates.

You will be registered at the University of Hull, but you will have access to facilities and support at both our parent universities – Hull and York. All of our degrees are awarded by both the University of Hull and University of York.

On completion of this programme you will be eligible to sit the National Licensing Examination, administered by the Faculty of Physician Associates, in order to gain entry into the profession and begin practice.

Information for international students

All applicants whose first language is not English will need to have evidence of their proficiency, with an IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in every component, obtained within the last two years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01904 321690