Taught course

Physician Associate Studies

UWE Bristol · Department of Allied Health Professions

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Entry requirements

Grade C or above in English and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note: The University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.

Minimum of a 2:1 degree or equivalent in a scientific/health related subject and relevant work experience in a primary and/or secondary care setting.

Please see course listing for further details.

Months of entry


Course content

The role of Physician Associate is flexible and dynamic, allowing you to work in a variety of healthcare settings.

Physician Associates are an invaluable part of the medical and wider multi-professional healthcare team, and practice under the supervision of a doctor to provide care for patients.

This MSc Physician Associate Studies course has been developed in line with professional standards underwritten by the Faculty of Physician Associates at the Royal College of Physicians. It will equip you with the broad range of clinical skills, knowledge and professional attitudes required to practice in the medical field.

You will develop critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills and learn how to take medical histories, perform physical examinations, request and analyse test results, diagnose illnesses and develop treatment and management plans.

Integral to the course are extensive clinical placement opportunities, giving you the chance to gain experience across a range of settings.

Train at a specialist healthcare campus which will provide you with the unique opportunity to train alongside other healthcare professionals, with access to state-of-the-art simulation suites, replica wards and consultation rooms, where skills can be practiced in a realistic yet controlled clinical environment.

Be taught by a dedicated teaching team, made up of professional experts from a range of disciplines, and led by a UK trained and registered Physician Associate.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44(0) 117 32 83333