Physician Associate Studies (Taught Postgraduate) MSc
St George's, University of London
Key Course Facts
Physician associates are trained to the medical model to work alongside doctors and the multidisciplinary team providing generalist healthcare. They are dependent practitioners working with a dedicated medical supervisor, however can work autonomously with appropriate support.
St George’s shares its campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals, making it the ideal place to study the Master’s in Physician Associate Studies (MPAS). With unrivalled access to clinical resources and working professionals, the course will fully equip you with all the skills and knowledge required to support the multidisciplinary team in the diagnosis and management of patients.
On the UK’s longest running Physician Associate Studies programme you will learn over two years how to take medical histories, perform physical examinations, request and analyse investigations, diagnose illnesses and develop treatment and management plans. It is a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience. The course has an outstanding pass rate on the Physician Associate National Exam and fantastic graduate employment.
Shared site with one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals
Outstanding pass rate at the Physician Associate National Examination
Longest running Physician Associate course in the UK
Dedicated primary care placement throughout year one. In year two you will move through a wide range of specialities based in London’s top hospitals.
Teaching team of physician associates, doctors and highly esteemed external lectures from London hospitals, GPs and PAs from the USA.
Year 1 student to staff ratio approximately 9:1
Strong history of staff involvement with the Faculty of Physician Associates
About St George's, University of London As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
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Undergraduate degree or equivalent. You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2) in a life sciences or other health-related subject. For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of offer. Physiology is a necessity for those not holding a life science degree. If your degree is not a life sciences or health- related subject, you will need to complete some Physiology modules in order to be eligible for the course. Alternative evidence of recent Physiology academic study (NVQ Level 4 and above) will be considered. The University considers applicants from a variety of backgrounds and international applications are welcome. Please note that graduates of UK Physician Associate Studies programmes are not eligible to work as Physician Associates in other countries (or vice versa).
Tuition Fees Physician Associate Studies (Taught Postgraduate) MSc
|England UK||£10500||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£10500||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About St George's, University of London
Founded in 1733, St George’s, University of London (SGUL), is located on the outskirts of London, between Wimbledon and Streatham. St George's specialises in Medicine and other Health-related careers including, but are not limited to, Clinical Pharmacology, and Physician Associate Studies. Applicants can expect to receive hands-on experience in the NHS from early on in their programs, ensuring a wealth of learning opportunities.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Physician Associate Studies (Postgraduate) MSc (PG)||University of Bolton||-||-||-||£18000||£36000||-||Bolton||On campus Full-time|
|Physician Associate Studies (MPAS) MPAS||University of Reading||86%||0%||5%||£9250||£23700||160||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Physician Associate Studies MSc||Brighton and Sussex Medical School||86%||0%||5%||£9250||£18500||160||Brighton||On campus Full-time|
|Physician Associate Studies MSc||Hull York Medical School||86%||0%||5%||£9250||£23300||160||Heslington||On campus Full-time|
|Physician Associate Studies (Postgraduate Entry) MMedSci||The University of Sheffield||86%||0%||5%||£10800||£26200||160||Sheffield||On campus Full-time|
|Physician Associate MSc||Brunel University||86%||0%||5%||£10200||£19855||160||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|Physician Associate Studies (Postgraduate) PgDip||University of Birmingham||86%||0%||5%||£9810||£17160||160||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Physician Associate MSc||Buckinghamshire New University||86%||0%||5%||£10000||£16000||160||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Physician Associate MSc||University of Reading||86%||0%||5%||£10550||£22850||160||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Physician Associate Studies PgDip||The University of Manchester||86%||0%||5%||£9000||£20000||160||Manchester||On campus Full-time|