Master of Physician Associate Studies

Master of Physician Associate Studies

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: 15 January
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: £18,940
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

The programme is intensive. It is delivered over two years and leads to the award of a professional Master’s degree. Students are expected to attend full time for 45 weeks of each year, with approximately 50% of this time spent on clinical placement in local hospitals and GP practices. Students graduating with a Master of Physician Associate Studies are eligible to sit the National Examinations, which must be passed in order to practice as a Physician Associate.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



2:2 (or above) in a Life Science, Biomedical Science, or Healthcare subject from a UK University or overseas equivalent Entrants need a strong science background and therefore some Life Science or Healthcare subjects are not appropriate for consideration for entry on to this course, due to their limited biology content. Please email the admissions team with details of your degree course if you are unsure. Recent experience of volunteering or employment in a healthcare environment. Personal statement We are looking for students to demonstrate that they have the skills required to successfully complete this demanding full time course, balancing academic study with clinical placements, a willingness to travel and flexible working patterns. Your personal statement is an important part of our selection process. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment to becoming a Physician Associate and describe how your work experience has helped to prepare you for the role. Health screening Successful applicants will be required to comply with any health screening as requested by the Department of Health in line with current guidelines for health care workers Police screening This course will include work with children and vulnerable adults so you are required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. More information about this process will be sent to you as part of the admissions process. Professional registration If you are a current healthcare professional or a member of a registered professional body, we ask that you provide details of your registration. If you have had your professional registration suspended or revoked, or undergone a disciplinary/fitness to practise investigation, you will be required to provide further information if selected for an interview. You may also be asked to provide full copies of related documentation. Previous enrolment on a clinical course If you have previously enrolled on a Physician Associate Studies or other clinical course which you did not complete, you must declare this on your application and provide information about these circumstances. As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers.

Career opportunities

Physician Associates can work in a wide range of general and specialised areas of clinical practice within both primary and secondary care settings, and across integrated care pathways.

Campus location

Bradford , United Kingdom