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Physician Associate Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) ,
Physician Associates are skilled members of the health care team who are qualified to provide a wide range of medical services in practice with a licensed physician. Training as a Physician Associate allows you to develop and direct your healthcare career in a primary care setting or almost any medical specialty. 

About

This flexibility is unique to the Physician Associate role and makes it an exciting new career choice. Physician Associate training is based on a ‘fast track’ medical school model that was developed in the U.S in 1965.

Our MSc in Physician Associate Studies is delivered within the University’s Institute of Medical Sciences at the Medway campus where students have the added benefit of training in a specialist facility with qualified medical practitioners engaged in postgraduate education and research.

You will spend a significant portion of the first year in the simulation suite learning hands on skills. The simulation suite is equipped with mock wards as well as a surgical suite with anesthesia and laparoscopic equipment. Highly sophisticated human simulation models will be used in the teaching of hands on skills to prepare you for your second year clinical based modules. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Medicine in Practice
  • Clinical Skills and Professional Development in Practice
  • Research Approaches and Methods
  • Advanced Clinical Medicine
  • Advanced Clinical Skills and Professional Development in Practice 
  • Dissertation / Project

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity Full-time
        • Full-time duration 24 months
      • Credits
        180 ECTS
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus

      English Language Requirements

      You need the following IELTS score:

      • Minimum required score:

        6.5

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      Academic Requirements

      • An upper second class Honours degree (2:1) or better in a relevant subject in the life sciences (e.g. Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Sports Science, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, etc.); or
      • A good lower second class Honours degree (2:2) combined with substantial other relevant practical healthcare skills and experience; or
      • Applicants with an unrelated (non-science) bachelor's degree will be welcomed and considered for interview if they can show that they have successfully completed university level courses in the following subjects: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Organic or Bio Chemistry, Statistics, Microbiology.
      • GCSEs (or equivalent) grades A-C in maths and English

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        15710 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 15710 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
      • EU/EEA Applies to you

        9530 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 9530 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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      Living costs for Canterbury

      • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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