Physician Associate Studies

Canterbury Christ Church University

24 months
16825 GBP/year
10000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Physician Associate Studies degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University 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.


Physician Associate Studies degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University will help you to perform medical history and physical examinations, screen and interpret results of diagnostic studies, diagnose patients, implement treatment plans, counsel patients regarding illness and preventative medicine and facilitate access to appropriate health care resources.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. 

What can I do next?

  • GP surgeries
  • Accident and Emergency departments
  • Inpatient medical and surgical wards
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Mental Health
  • Paediatrics
  • Hospital Operating Theatres
  • Surgical Specialities

Physician Associates in the UK work in a wide variety of healthcare settings which include:

Programme Structure

Modules 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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General 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.); orA good lower second class Honours degree (2:2) combined with substantial other relevant practical healthcare skills and experience; or

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16825 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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