24 months
10905 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you successfully complete the Physician Associate Studies course from University of Hertfordshire and pass the national exam, you will be able to start a career in healthcare and medicine that will provide you with the opportunity to deliver person-centred, quality, patient care.

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This course is a two-year intensive, clinically-focused course designed to emulate medical training at basic foundation level and is unlike any other Masters course in the mode of delivery.

Why choose this course?

The current major healthcare workforce challenges have led to the emergence of Physician Associates as the new rapidly evolving role within the NHS. Physician Associates support the workforce in the delivery of quality holistic care and treatment for patients, and the role is high on the agenda for commissioners and healthcare organisations. Therefore, opportunities for employment and development in the future is immense and far-reaching in breadth and scope.

As a Physician Associate, you will work autonomously under a supervising doctor or surgeon to deliver medical care to patients. The versatility of this role is such that the PA can deliver care in almost all settings within the healthcare environment, and is able to pursue and develop their area of passion and interest further upon qualification


On successful completion of the Physician Associate Studies course from University of Hertfordshire , you will need to pass an additional national professional exam, to practice as a Physician Associate.

Healthcare courses at the University of Hertfordshire have a very strong record of producing students who are quickly successful in gaining relevant work. Undertaking placements will mean you will have plenty of links into potential sources of local work when you finish. Both local hospitals and GP practices have expressed an interest and are committed to recruit from the our physician associate graduates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Clinical Competencies and Conditions
  • Professional Development, Communication and Clinical Skills 
  • Medicines Optimisation 
  • Clinical practice project
  • Integrated evidence based practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum of a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject. Suitable subjects include (but not limited to) life sciences (biomedical sciences, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, healthcare sciences etc.). Being an Allied Health professional, nurse, midwife or pharmacist is also an acceptable route onto the course.

Applicants with equivalent or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

A robust recruitment process is in place and includes:
  • Consideration of ability to work within teams
  • Demonstration of NHS Values
  • Commitment to holistic patient care

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    10905 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10905 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Hatfield

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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