St George's, University of London

St George's, University of London

Physician Associate Studies

This course aims to equip students with the relevant skills and knowledge required to support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. Students are trained in how to: take medical histories; perform physical examinations; request and analyse test results; diagnose illnesses; and develop treatment and management plans.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an undergraduate degree or equivalent at 2nd class Honours in a life science or other health-related subject. Relevant work experience within healthcare or allied healthcare professions and/or environments within the last 3 years is required. Applicants should submit a personal statement addressing 2 set questions (describe how they think the role of a physician associate fits into the UK healthcare system, and discuss their motivation to become a physician associate, highlighting details of the experience, qualifications and personal qualities they can bring to the course). 2 satisfactory references dated within the last year are also required, one of these being a recent academic reference. Applicants should hold satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations against Hepatitis B, MMR Meningitis, TB and Chicken Pox. All applicants will also be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (with a minimum 7.0 in each component).

Course modules

Modules include: foundations of clinical medicine; evidence based practice in health care; applied pharmacology; personal and professional development for physician associates.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written papers, written examinations, objective-structured clinical examinations, portfolio, coursework and presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St George's, University of London Wandsworth SW17 0RE South East

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