Physician Associate Studies at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Physician Associate Studies (Taught)

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.

Entry requirements

ACADEMIC ENTRY 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. Download the PA Roles & Responsibilities form to complete and upload as part of the application process. Shortlisted applicants will be called to attend an online interview. Each candidate will undertake a structured individual interview from a panel of three members of the team from the PA course. Satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health checks are required for all applicants whom are successful at interview. Unfortunately this course is not open to overseas students.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Information relating to the tuition fees and funding options for this course can be viewed on the Keele University website.
Physician Associate Studies at Keele University - UCAS