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About

With full fee sponsorship for Year 2 study on offer, as well as a guaranteed two years Band 7 NHS employment upon completion of the Physician Associate National exam on offer, this full-time MSc Physician Associate Studies course at University of Plymouth is ideal for life sciences graduates wanting the opportunity to train for a new healthcare role.

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Overview

As a Physician Associate you’ll work in the NHS under the supervision of doctors and alongside healthcare professionals, delivering care to patients. Studying the MSc Physician Associate Studies course at University of Plymouth , 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Clinical Medicine 
  • Clinical, Diagnostic and Communication Skills 
  • Personal and Professional Development 
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Research Methods 
  • Evidence in Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications for postgraduate programmes of study can usually be made throughout the year.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognised first degree (2:1 or above) in a life science, biomedical science, or healthcare subject (from the list below); or current healthcare professionals educated to honours degree level (2:1 or above). To be accompanied by a minimum period of 2 weeks consecutive clinical setting exposure. Relevant ‘on course’ placement experience would count towards this exposure target. Alternatively, experience of working in a setting with customer contact, and 10 days clinical attachment experience in a hospital or general practice setting would also be considered.

or

  • A recognised first degree (2:2 or above) in a life science, biomedical science, or healthcare subject (from the list below); or current healthcare professionals educated to honours degree level (2:2 or above). To be accompanied by a minimum period of 12 consecutive months clinical setting exposure. 

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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