Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Physician Associate Studies

The course is intensive and clinically focused, and involves many aspects of an undergraduate or postgraduate medical degree, focusing on general adult medicine, rather than specialty care. You will learn to perform a number of roles, including taking medical histories, performing examinations, diagnosing illnesses, analysing test results and developing management plans. You will study as part of a wider healthcare community and have access to simulation facilities, where you can practise your skills in a realistic yet controlled medical environment. The course also includes extensive placement opportunities, with the chance to gain experience across a range of acute and primary care settings.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a minimum 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a scientific/health related subject, and grade C or above in English language, mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the university does not accept level 2 key skills, functional skills or certificates in adult numeracy and literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSE's.

Assessment methods

These include: structured clinical examinations, essays based on problem based learning, presentations and a clinical portfolio of evidence.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

Key information

Admissions Office
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0117 32 83333