University of Surrey

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physician Associate Studies

Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

Why choose this course Physician associates support doctors, based in GP surgeries and hospitals, with taking medical histories, performing examinations, diagnosing illnesses, analysing test results, and developing management plans. On our PGDip Physician Associate Studies course, we’ll teach you the skills you need to make an impact in this new, exciting position in the NHS. You’ll develop the well-rounded knowledge and skills that modern practice demands and which potential employers search for. You’ll be taught by academics with international recognition for their expertise in medicine, who will inspire you with their wealth of knowledge and experience. By the time you complete the course, you will be able to provide medical care to a standard as defined by the National Examination for Physician Associates, allowing you to work in either primary or secondary care. What you will study Throughout the course, you’ll develop your clinical skills in simulated and real environments, going out on placements in primary and secondary care settings. We’ll give you the skills you need to assess, diagnose and manage various medical problems as a self-assured, confident healthcare professional. Spending time with an experienced senior doctor, whether working under supervision or alongside your mentor, you'll assist patients who present with numerous different conditions.

Course details

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure and Graduate prospects etc.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
PA01
Institution code:
S85
Campus name:
Kate Granger Building (Surrey Research Park)
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with more than 140 nationalities playing a role in university life. Our International Recruitment team are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey. You can contact them via [email protected] Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK: To apply for a Student Visa, you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University you wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable you to apply for your visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to avoid risking its status as a Student sponsor. Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will be issued in accordance with the Student Route and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Anatomical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biomedicine, Human Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health), Operating Department Practice, Optometry, Paramedic Science, Pharmaceutical Science, or Physiology, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We will consider the following degrees: Audiology, Biological Sciences, Biology, Health Psychology, Pharmacy, Psychology or Sport and Exercise Science. We'll also consider relevant work experience. GCSE English and Maths C (or equivalent) are also required. Applicants who have started or completed medicine degrees are not accepted (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS). Other entry requirements Admission to this programme is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4 (2) (Exemptions) Order 1975 and DHSS Circular HC(88)9 guidelines regarding police checks and child protection. Offers are conditional upon satisfactory health and fitness for practice screening, references and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, or equivalent. This is a regulated course that requires declaration of criminal convictions at the application stage, please visit our criminal convictions webpage for more information. Candidates must also meet national requirements to work with vulnerable adults and children. Admission is also subject to NHS eligibility for the programme. Proof of eligibility is normally required prior to interview. Applicants must be immunised against Hepatitis B before registering on the course.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/physician-associate-studies-pgdip#entry

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 7.0 in each element.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/international/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11200 Year 1
Scotland £11200 Year 1
Wales £11200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the University's website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2023/24: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/postgraduate-taught-course-fees-2023-entry

Sponsorship information

The University of Surrey offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support our students, please visit https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/scholarships-and-bursaries for more details.

Physician Associate Studies at University of Surrey - UCAS