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Course summary

Physician Associates are an invaluable part of the wider multi-disciplinary healthcare team, practicing under the supervision of a doctor to provide care for patients in a range of clinical settings. The MSc Physician Associates and Physician Associate Degree Apprenticeship programs are designed in accordance with the professional standards and curriculum established by the Faculty of Physician Associates and the General Medical Council (GMC). These courses are ideal for graduates holding a degree in biological, pharmaceutical, biomedical, or health sciences who are passionate about pursuing a healthcare career. What you should know about this course

  • Teaching will take place at the University of Greenwich School of Health Sciences situated at Avery Hill campus
  • You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities within the Greenwich learning and simulation centre which contain replica wards and consultation rooms
  • You will be able to practice a range of consultation and clinical skills in a simulated and controlled clinical environment
  • We have strong collaborative partnerships with employers which facilitates effective work based learning opportunities
  • Make a difference to people's lives and work in variety of health care settings.


All degree courses are made of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures. Module content, and how each is module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

We make use of a range of types of assessments, both summative and formative. You will undertake online and written examinations, clinical case presentations, and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), as well as build a clinical portfolio of evidence of your competencies.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Medical Council

How to apply

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University of Greenwich (Avery Hill Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

- Applicants will normally have a 2:1 or above at the undergraduate level in a biological, biomedical, or health professional degree. - A postgraduate qualification at merit or distinction may be considered in cases where the applicant’s degree is lower than a 2nd class award. - Academic and professional references are required for application. Only references from a professional email address will be accepted.. - Interview required demonstrating the NHS’s required values and behaviour.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

DBS and Health check required

Health checks

DBS and Health check required


Interview required demonstrating the NHS’s required values and behaviour.

English language requirements

If educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, students should have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.

For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link:

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10500 Year 1
Scotland £10500 Year 1
Wales £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2023/24 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2024/25 academic year. Please follow this link for more information:
MSc Physician Associate at University of Greenwich - UCAS