University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Physician Associate Studies

This programme of study, skills development and placement experience allows you to build upon a first degree in biosciences, life sciences or health sciences in order to function as a qualified physician associate. The programme teaches you to assess, diagnose and manage medical problems competently, consulting with patients presenting with a variety of specified conditions on behalf of, and under supervision of, a senior experienced doctor. By the end of the programme, you will be able to deliver holistic medical care and treatment to a standard defined by the National Examination for Physician Associates, which will enable you to work in either Primary or Secondary Care.

Entry requirements

We are seeking to recruit high-calibre, academically able and motivated students who hold a minimum 2.1 honours degree from a university, in subjects related to biosciences, life sciences or health. Alternatively, accredited health professionals with suitable clinical experience (typically five years) may be considered. Applicants must hold a GCSE minimum grade C in Maths and English. English language requirements: IELTS 7.5 overall (or equivalent). IELTS 7.0 in each subcomponent.

Course modules

Example module listing: Introduction to case based life course medicine; case based life course medicine 2; case based life course medicine 3; case based life course medicine 4; clinical medicine - mother and child, and psychiatry; clinical medicine - emergency care and surgery; clinical medicine - medicine and general practice (1); clinical medicine - general practice (2) and elective.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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