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  PG Dip/MSc - Physician Associate Studies


Bournemouth University    Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Full time September MSc, PGDip 2 years full time 08 September 2024
Nursing & Health (27) Social Work (32)

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Embark on a rewarding healthcare career with the PG Dip/MSc in Physician Associate Studies at BU. This intensive two-year programme equips you to excel as a Physician Associate (PA) in the NHS. The course offers a comprehensive blend of theory and practice, including simulated hospital wards and community settings for hands-on learning. You will undertake a minimum of 1,400 hours in diverse clinical placements, preparing you for the National Examinations for Physician Associates. The curriculum covers a wide range of essential topics, from General Medicine to Women's Health and Primary Care. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to sit the Physician Associate National Examination and join the General Medical Council Physician Associate Register. With a starting salary exceeding £30,000, the demand for PAs in the NHS, especially in general practice, ensures high employability post-graduation. To apply, a 2:1 Honours degree in a health or science-related subject is required. Join us to make a difference in healthcare.

About the course

We are still accepting applications for this course for September 2024 entry. The application deadline is 9 September for Home students.

This intensive two-year clinical course prepares you to work as a Physician Associate (PA) in the NHS and is open to applicants with a first-degree in a health or science-related subject.

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Entry Requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 or equivalent in a required subject.

Required subjects: Health or Science related subject, e.g.: Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Biological Science, Microbiology, Anatomical Science, Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Imaging, Radiotherapy, Paramedic Science, Audiology, Nursing, Operating Department Practice, Optometry, Biomedicine, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Science, Clinical Psychology, Pharmacy, Sports Science.

Please note, from September 2024 entry onwards we cannot accept applications from those who hold a medical degree.



Fees

£10,500 (UK, ROI & CI)
£18,250 (Int'l)
per year

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Scholarships

For courses starting in January 2024, September 2024 and January 2025. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

The BU Sport Scholarship is available to high level sporting athletes coming to study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level at BU. The scholarship is designed to provide you with the funding you need to develop your sporting abilities and take them to the next level.

You can apply for up to £5,000 of funding and put this money towards coaching, equipment, competition entry fees, travel expenses or/or support services.

You must demonstrate excellence in your chosen sport, and be part of a Regional, National and/or International squad and compete at that level. Athletes receiving a scholarship will ideally represent BU in the BUCS programme (League and Individual), as well as themselves and/or their club at regional, national or international level. Individual athletes will also need to be competitive with top performers within the BUCS programme.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£500 to £5,000

Eligibility

You must be a high performing sportsperson and have the desire to continue to develop in the sporting arena, as well as academically
Any UK, CI, ROI or international applicant applying for a full-time postgraduate course delivered at BU.

Application Procedure

Apply online by 31 August if your course starts in September and 30 November if your course starts in January.


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For courses starting January 2024, September 2024 and January 2025. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

Music scholars receive free tuition and other benefits in kind, such as examination fees and assistance with buying music. This amounts to approximately £600 per year.

As part of your application, you will need to source two references. Referees can include your Director of Music, music teacher, instrumental/vocal coach, ensemble conductor etc, or any other person qualified to write about your musical abilities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£600

Eligibility

Any UK, CI, ROI or international applicant applying for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at BU
You must be able to demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist, and that you have been involved in ensemble activity.

Application Procedure

Apply online by 31 August if your course starts in September and 30 November if your course starts in January. Late applications may be considered if there are funds remaining.


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For courses starting in January 2024, September 2024 and January 2025. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

The Academic Scholarship recognises outstanding academic achievement among our postgraduate applicants. To qualify for this award, you need to demonstrate an excellent academic profile that is relevant to your course.

You cannot receive this scholarship if you are applying for a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, distance learning course, or part-time course.

Applicants from the UK for MSc Adult Nursing and MSc Mental Health Nursing are not eligible for this scholarship because of the additional funding now available through the NHS Learning Support Fund.

You cannot receive this scholarship if you are applying for certain professional development and Postgraduate Diploma courses taught by the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. Eligible students on MSc Public Health, MA Social Work, MSc Physician Associate Studies and MSc Nutrition & Behaviour will receive the award.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

- Any UK, ROI or CI student applying for a full-time taught postgraduate degree or Master's by Research at BU
- You need to have an upper second-class honours (2:1) or above from a Bachelor's degree, or CPE with merit profile
- Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma Legal Practice (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) are eligible for this award
- You can receive this scholarship alongside a Sports or Music scholarship, but cannot receive any other academic award.

Application Procedure

Automatically awarded.


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