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MSc Physician Associate Studies

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Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Assistant Skills (Hospital) General Medical Practice

Course type


Course Summary

Eager to work in the field of medicine? Want to make a difference in an emerging healthcare role? Keen to learn through a combination of teaching and practical placements? Training to become a physician associate at Edge Hill University could be for you.

In our physician associate studies course, you’ll discover everything you need to know about providing patient care under the supervision of a doctor. Learn how to interview and examine patients. Conduct clinical examinations. Order and interpret diagnostic tests. Make decisions about patient management and therapy.

You’ll graduate as a flexible and adaptable practitioner. Once you pass the national exam set by the Faculty of Physician Associates, you can apply to be on the Managed Voluntary Register (MVR) of physician associates. The past ten years has seen a growing demand for newly-qualified physician associates within the NHS – in acute, primary care and mental health services.

Please note, regulation for physician associates is currently under national consideration by the GMC, therefore some requirements are under review.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:1 or above) in a bioscience or health related subject. You must be able to evidence studying significant human bioscience content either in this degree or at Masters level. You should also have GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent). Applicants with a 2:2 honours degree in a bioscience or health related subject may be considered, subject to having at least two years of clinical experience, within the last five years, at the time of application. Applicants with a relevant Masters degree but not a relevant undergraduate degree may also be considered and are encouraged to get in touch before applying. If you do not meet the degree requirements but have relevant experience, you are welcome to contact us to discuss your suitability for the course.

University information

Edge Hill University has been established since 1885 and continues to live up to its ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’. Students who opt to attend Edge Hill will benefit from an exceptional education thanks to its cutting-edge research, scholarship opportunities, contemporary facilities and most importantly its passionate, dedicated teaching staff. Students are empowered to craft their own future, learning in ways that work for...more

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