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The MSc in Physician Associate Studies is a comprehensive programme that equips students with the necessary skills to work as Physician Associates in healthcare settings. Taught by a team of experienced UK and US trained PAs, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, the programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to learning. With a focus on clinical practice, students gain hands-on experience through clinical placements and simulation facilities. The curriculum covers a range of subjects including biomedical and clinical sciences, clinical skills, pharmacology, and prescribing. Graduates are well-prepared for the PA National Exam and can expect rewarding career opportunities in primary and secondary care. Entry requirements include a relevant undergraduate degree and proficiency in English.

About the course

Physician Associate Studies is taught by UK and US trained PAs, doctors, nurses and pharmacists. You learn from the multidisciplinary team that you will work with in the future. It equips you with the skills to take a medical history, perform physical examinations, request and interpret investigations, diagnose and develop treatment and management plans.

The integrated curriculum ensures our graduates are optimally prepared for the PA National Exam (PANE). It includes significant time in local and regional clinical placements and simulation facilities. 

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a first or upper second-class degree in life sciences or another health-related undergraduate degree within the past five years. Applicants with a degree awarded more than five years ago may apply but should have clinical experience and may be asked to write an academic essay as part of the application process.

For non-native English speaking students an IELTS score of 7.5 or above is required in addition to the academic requirements.


UK students: £10,850 per year

International students: £20,000 per year

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Student Profile

Katie Morgan-Jones, NHS Clinical Assistant and Physician Associate student

The varied and interactive teaching style at BSMS, including being able to view prosections in anatomy and developing clinical practice techniques, really solidifies our learning and means that I’m learning a lot really quickly, which is really exciting!

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