MSc Physician Associate Studies / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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- Degree awarded
- MSc and PGDip
- 2 years FT
- Entry requirements
Applicants should hold or be predicted an Upper Second class degree (2:1). This may include the life sciences (e.g. biomedical science, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, healthcare science) or allied health professions (e.g. pharmacy, audiology, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy).
Although we encourage applications from other healthcare professionals, we do not accept applications from candidates with medical degrees or those who have previously studied for, but not completed, a medical or healthcare degree.
All applicants should hold GCSE qualifications in Maths and English at grade B or equivalent. Applicants with equivalent or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
- Number of places/applicants
60 places available.
- How to apply
Applications to the programme for January 2021 entry are now closed.
Applications for entry in January 2022 must be made through the UCAS website .
We do not have a closing date and would encourage you to apply early, as we reserve the right to close once we reach capacity.
On receipt of your application you will receive a confirmation e-mail, please do not contact us to re-check this.
We have no confirmed interview dates as yet. Please wait for us to contact you, we will be in touch in due course.
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- Train to work as a core member of the medical team and perform physical examinations, take histories, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and recommend therapy.
- Undertake over 1,600 hours of clinical training, including placements across the full range of medical specialities at teaching hospitals and primary care providers.
- Have the opportunity to undertake an overseas elective in Year 2.
- Receive financial support during training.
- Study at a university ranked among the top 35 in the world for Medicine (QS World University Rankings 2020).
Tuition fees for January 2021 entry will be as follows:
- UK/EU students: £9,000 per annum
- International students: £19,000 per annum
- UK/EU students: £9,250 per annum
- International students: £19,500 per annum
Student support available includes a £5,000 travel grant, spread across the two years of your studies. This covers the cost of travel to placements. Students registered on the MSc programme may also be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan, there is no further funding available and you would be required to partly self-fund this programme.
In partnership with Health Education England across the North West we are also able to offer the following enhancements to student support:
- Access to a hardship fund (up to a maximum, means tested amount of £1,000 per student).
- Free Resuscitation Council accredited ILS training and certification.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
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