M.Sc. On Campus

Physician Associate Studies

Bangor University

24 months
16750 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Physician Associate Studies program from Bangor University, uses a multi-disciplinary, research-informed approach to teach clinical and basic science related to the human systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, female reproductive, renal and genitourinary, the eyes, and skin) and diagnostics & therapeutics.


A Physician Associate (PA) is defined as someone who is a new healthcare professional who, while not a doctor, works to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and/or general practice team under defined levels of supervision. While Physician Associates are not meant to replace doctors, they are urgently needed to meet the increasing demand of a growing and ageing population combined with reductions in the medical workforce especially in the more rural areas of Wales. Working within teams, they would enhance patient care both in the community and hospital setting in a more efficient and relatively cost-effective manner. Graduates from this Physician Associate Studies course will have a broad and relevant set of transferable skills with a focus on medical history taking, clinical examination, analysis of test results, clinical reasoning and diagnosis, and the development of evidence based patient management plans.

In order to be eligible to sit the national Physician Associate examination, successful completion of the PGDip or MSc in Physician Associate Studies from Bangor University, is required.


The School of Medical Sciences at Bangor University has a track record in educating excellent graduates in Clinical and Medical Sciences. Many key positions in the NHS are now filled with graduates from our programs. 

The program outcomes deliver professional expertise and ethos, and are mapped against the key skills required by the General Medical Council and the Core Curriculum for Physician Associates as defined by the Faculty of Physician Associates.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Clinical Anatomy 
  • Clinical Physiology 
  • Diagnostic Sciences 
  • Vocational Skills 
  • Therapeutics & Pharmacology 
  • Public Health & Epidemiology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake).


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • have been awarded an initial degree (2.1 or higher) by a recognised Higher Education Institution in medically-related life science subjects. Examples include: Medical Sciences; Biomedical Sciences
  • Have a 2:2 in a life science degree with a higher degree in a relevant subject e.g. MSc Medical Sciences
  • Students will be interviewed prior to acceptance.
  • Please note: This course is not open to International students as they are not eligible for a funded place. Only available applicants who are treated as home students for fees can currently apply for this commissioned course. Undertaking this program in the UK does not currently enable you to work as a PA in any other country.
  • Risk assessments for disabled persons will be conducted on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16750 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bangor

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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