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Physician Associate Studies, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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The Physician Associate Studies programme at Bournemouth University  is an intensive two-year clinical course open to applicants with a first-degree in a health or science related subject. This course prepares you to work as a Physician Associate (PA) in the NHS.

About

As are healthcare professionals who work to a medical model alongside doctors in hospitals or GP surgeries. This Physician Associate Studies programme at Bournemouth University will prepare you to take a medical history, examine patients, diagnose common problems, perform procedures, and recommend treatment.

The Department of Health is committed to increasing the number of PAs in the NHS, particularly in general practice. In Dorset there is a real need for additional healthcare staff in all of the acute hospitals and in GP surgeries. It is expected that PAs will be part of the solution to this workforce shortage, so employment is highly likely following successful completion of this course.

The Physician Associate Studies programmes at BU involve the integration of theory and clinical practice throughout the curriculum. This integration is based upon the key tenet that experience and learning are closely intertwined. Unlike more traditional courses, students gave substantial clinical exposure from the second month of the course. Fundamental examination and assessment skills are learned initially from simulated patients and in the clinical skills laboratory. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to General Medicine for the Physician Associate
  • Emergency Care for the Physician Associate
  • Mental Health for the Physician Associate
  • Women’s Health for the Physician Associate
  • Paediatrics for the Physician Associate
  • Primary Care for the Physician Associate

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • There is no formal deadline to apply for taught postgraduate courses with us, but we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A minimum classification of 2:1 in a UK Psychology degree or a subject related to Medicine or Clinical Practice (e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Allied Health Professionals etc.).

Applicants holding a 2:2 may be considered on an individual basis provided they have evidence of relevant, recent clinical experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bournemouth

  • 700 - 1000 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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