MSc Physician Associate Studies / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- MSc or 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 (eg 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 Language at grade B (6) or equivalent. Applicants with equivalent or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
From the 2022/23 admissions cycle we will be gradually integrating the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) into our selection process. Applicants who have taken UCAT and achieved a total cognitive test score in the top third of UCAT test takers and Band 1 or 2 in the Situational Judgement test will receive a guaranteed interview, subject to meeting our other criteria for admission. Applicants with a Band 4 SJT will not be considered for admission. Where UCAT has been sat it must be declared on the application. Applications are still encouraged from applicants who did not sit UCAT and these will be shortlisted following our normal process.
- How to apply
Applications for entry in February 2024 must be made through the UCAS website. Please ensure that you refer to the application process guide before making your application through UCAS for this course.
The deadline for submitting the UCAS form for the Physician Associate course is 18:00 (UK time) on 25 January every year for entry in February of the following year. Applications received after this date will still be considered, but we reserve the right to close once we reach capacity.
On receipt of your application you will receive a confirmation email. Please do not contact us to re-check this.
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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 40 in the world for Medicine (QS World University Rankings 2022).
Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £9,250
International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,250
UK students (per annum): £9,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
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 of up to £11,836. There is no further funding available and you would be required to partly self-fund this programme.
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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