Physician Associate Studies MSc at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physician Associate Studies MSc

Course summary

The position of a Physician Associate is a pioneering and rapidly growing clinical career. This course will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to be part of a clinical workforce delivering excellent patient care. A tailored combination of clinical placements and innovative teaching will be delivered by PAs, doctors, advanced nurse/clinical practioners, scientists and researchers. Why choose this course?

  • Learn from a wide range of teaching faculty including physician associates, clinicians, scientists and researchers
  • Benefit from clinical teaching with integrated placements in primary and secondary care
  • Engage with a range of teaching methodologies linked to clinical cases and associated skills
Physician Associates (PAs) are healthcare professionals, trained in a generalist medical model to deliver care and treatment within hospital and community environments. A PA works independently, under the supervision of a senior doctor, to diagnose, manage and treat a range of patients as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Once qualified, PAs may also develop a specialist area of practice. Keele’s PA course utilises a diverse range of teaching faculty including PAs, clinicians, scientists and researchers to maximise students’ learning potential. Furthermore, Keele’s placement providers are committed to developing PAs for recruitment into their organisations. Our PA programme is closely affiliated to the North Staffordshire PA Internship Programme and is actively involved with the development of PA education nationally. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately this course is not open to international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

2:1 honours degree in a biomedical or health science related subject (e.g. biomedical science, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, healthcare science, pharmacy, audiology, nursing, midwifery, and physiotherapy). All applicants should hold GCSE Maths and English grade 6 (or B). Applicants with equivalent or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Where English is not offered as a first language, applicants are required to achieve a minimum IELTS score no less than 7.5 (no less than 7 in any sub-set). Please note all applicants will be required to submit a Roles & Responsibilities (R&R) form. The R&R form is an opportunity for candidates to evidence their communication and people skills. Shortlisted applicants will be called to interview. Each candidate will undertake a structured individual interview from a panel of three members of the team from the PA course. Before starting the Physician Associate Studies programme all successful applicants will need to pass health and criminal record screening.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

All successful candidates will be required to pass a criminal record screening.

Health checks

All successful candidates will be required to pass a health check.


Shortlisted candidates be will be called to interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2025 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2024 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website:
Physician Associate Studies MSc at Keele University - UCAS