Physician Associate Studies
The Medical School,
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Physicians Associates (PAs) are health professionals who see patients and address their health needs while working under the supervision of doctors. Qualified PAs have direct contact with patients in their assessment: taking histories, performing examination, making diagnoses and considering management plans, supported by the new Faculty of Physician Associates.
The University has an excellent medical school and successful applicants to the course benefit from our world-class facilities and expertise. You will acquire a firm grounding in the knowledge and skills of generalist medical care to equip you to support doctors in ‘first contact’ health care, either in general practices or in hospitals. The course will be delivered in a systems-based, integrated way which places the patient at the centre.
The University is working closely with local Acute Trusts (hospitals) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (primary care) so that our graduates have the right qualities to meet the needs of potential employers and the public as a whole.
It is planned that students will have the opportunity to go on to convert their diploma to masters qualification or register directly onto the masters course (currently in final approval) with the dissertation component undertaken while working in a clinical environment.
2 years full-time
A 2:1 or higher in a life sciences degree (such as Biochemistry, Physiology or Biomedical Science) with BBB grades at A level.
You should also have a keen interest in developing practical skills related to health and illness, and to working with the public in the health sector. Selection will be by application and interview.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
Dr James Gray
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.