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MSc Physician Associate Studies

University of Plymouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This full-time 2 year course is ideal for life sciences graduates wanting the opportunity to train for a new healthcare role, or for healthcare practitioners who would like to develop and expand their skills and scope of practice. As a Physician Associate you’ll work in the NHS under the supervision of doctors and alongside healthcare professionals, delivering care to patients. You’ll be equipped for a career that’ll be both rewarding and challenging.

Key features

  • 100% graduate pass rate at National Certification Examination
  • Experience an integrated curriculum designed to prepare you for clinical practice
  • Sharpen your skills on this intensive programme which uses multiple forms of teaching and learning methods to support your personal and professional development
  • Benefit from early patient contact from the first weeks, continuing and increasing throughout the programme, ensuring that your personal, practical and professional development is patient-centred
  • Clinical placements with key NHS partners across the South West
  • Access highly-developed teaching resources
  • Learn and practice clinical skills in our advanced and dedicated clinical skills centre, including using high-fidelity simulation
  • Advance your understanding with fully integrated clinical skill development and clinical placements throughout the programme
  • Spend time learning with medical students and other allied healthcare professions
  • Join one of England’s top four medical schools and make a difference to patient care.

The first six months will typically be spent in the University, establishing the foundations of clinical medicine and developing your clinical, diagnostic and communication skills, while spending one day per week in community placements seeing patients. Following this initial phase, while continuing your placement in General Practice and the community, you will commence clinical placements one day per week in the hospital.

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University information

University of Plymouth

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    165 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%



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