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MSc Physician Associate Studies

Course Description


The Physician Associate is as an indispensable new figure in the structure of future UK healthcare, supporting both doctors and patients by providing diagnostic and therapeutic treatment, developing care management strategies, and working with patients’ families.


First year is a study of foundation skills to prepare for a career as a Physician Associate, second year study is structured around modules on emergency medicine, mental health and a tailored clinical placement benefitting from strong relationships with local healthcare providers. You will learn to work with other clinical specialists as part of a high-performing clinical team.


The Norwich Medical School is ranked first in the UK for clinical skills preparedness. As part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences it has a growing emphasis on inter-professional co-operation in teaching and research. This postgraduate course was created as a direct response to new healthcare job opportunities in Norfolk and Suffolk.


Physician Associates will play a vital role in the future of the NHS, improving the lives of thousands of patients. As a graduate, you’ll be ready for a career in the healthcare environment; you’ll be a dynamic, healthcare professional. Working under a doctor’s supervision, you’ll be in constant contact with patients, making a difference where it counts.

Visit the MSc Physician Associate Studies page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

Student Profiles

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Postgraduate Scholarships & Bursaries - No. of awards TBC

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to eligible students studying in the Norwich Medical School in the following areas:MSc Health Economics
MSc Health Research
MRes Clinical Science
MSc Clinical Research – National Institute for Health Research route
MSc Physiotherapy
MSc Occupational Therapy
MSc Physician Associate Studies
MSc Adult Nursing

Value of Scholarship(s)

varies depending on award


On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.

Application Procedure

As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment. Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.To find greater detail on the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences scholarship and funding opportunities that concern you, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Open to applicants with a good Honours degree (min 2.1 or equivalent) in a life science or health-related discipline. Also those considering a career in healthcare with a good Honours degree in biological sciences, biomedical or human biology. Interviews are required for students applying to this degree.

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