MSc Physician Associate Studies / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2023

Academic entry qualification overview

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.

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system.

We ask for English language proof if you are from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS - 7.0 overall (with 6.5 in all components)

See further information about requirements for your country.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Relevant work experience

An understanding of the healthcare environment is essential. Work experience involving adults or children with illness or disability is therefore considered highly desirable. A portfolio incorporating some online medical experience is also permissable.