Physician Associate Studies (MSc)

the United Kingdom

For more information about Physician Associate Studies at Swansea University, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Physician Associate Studies at Swansea University

Are you interested in a career as a Physician Associate, working alongside doctors in hospitals and GP surgeries, diagnosing and managing patient treatment?

Our integrated two year MSc Physician Associate Studies degree is the only course in South Wales and will help you develop the knowledge and clinical skills to pass the National Examination Certificate and start your new healthcare role.

There’s a growing demand for Physician Associates across the UK and your skills and degree qualification will be highly sought after in a range of settings.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
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Entry requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the Physician Associate Course, you must not have already pursued another PA course (fully or in part). All applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Evidence of caring experience
  • GCSE Mathematics and English/Welsh at grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • A minimum 2.2 (or predicted 2.2 which is subsequently satisfied*) at degree level in a biomedical science or health related discipline**. Applicants who have achieved a high degree (a 2.1 or a 1st) in a non-related discipline and can provide evidence of relevant work experience and values in line with the NHS constitution may be considered on an individual basis.

*Pending degree results must be evidenced by 31st July of the year of intended enrolment. 

**Degrees awarded in countries other than the UK can be accepted if they are confirmed to be equivalent to awards in the UK system. For applicants holding more than one undergraduate degree, it is the result from the most recent degree that will be considered.

Providing the entry requirements are met, all applications are treated fairly and consistently upon their merits and successful individuals will then be invited to interview.

The PA Course is not open to:

  • Applicants who have previously enrolled on a PA course
  • Applicants who have previously enrolled on a medical degree 
  • Transfers from other PA courses

Physician Associate Studies is open to applications from UK/EU ('home') candidates.  Further information about how to confirm your eligibility can be found on the University's Fee Status Assessment page.

What students think about Swansea University

    Farhana Jaidin, Brunei (Politics)

    Swansea has a lot of tourist attractions and aside from that, the city is bustling with every entertainment you could think of, cinemas, restaurants, occasional student gatherings, you name it!

    Swansea is also within easy reach from London or Cardiff Airport, three hours and an hour respectively, so it is effortless if students want to travel for a mini weekend break.

    People in Swansea live in a close community so you don’t feel left out. You are so much in a part of the family as everyone else is. The student societies are very active in Swansea University and there are a lot of choices to choose from.

    Abir Abdul-Rahim, Malaysia

    Where are you from?
    Shah Alam, Malaysia

    Where did you study (which institution or school) before coming to Swansea?
    Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Kuala Lumpur for A Levels.
    Tunku Kurshiah College, Negeri Sembilan for high school.

    Why choose Swansea University?
    Low cost living and student life here is said to be good. Making it a conducive environment to study.

    What course are you doing?
    BSc Actuarial Science

    What do you do in your free time?
    I am involved with student body organisation based in London called UKEC (United Kingdom and Eire Council). It's a representative of all Malaysian Societies in the UK and Eire. Am currently the National Treasurer of it.

    What has been the highlight of your time in Swansea?
    Being part of the societies and organized student events for our fellow students here. It has helped me to mingle well with the other nationalities.

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