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

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: A minimum 2:1 honours degree from an approved university, in subjects related to biosciences, Anatomical Sciences, 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 Academic: 7.5 overall, 7.0 in each component (or equivalent). For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

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 9,800 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2018 19,800 per Year 1 (International) 24 Months

Campus details

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

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