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Physician Associate MSc



What will I learn?

If you have a scientific background and enjoy being with patients, a role working in the healthcare profession as a Physician Associate can be both inspiring and rewarding.The MSc Physician Associate programme is in alignment to Physician Associate Curriculum Framework to ensure that the graduates succeed in the National Examination and work as physician associates in healthcare.**Why study this subject?**A career as a Physician Associate (PA) will mean that you will support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. This might be in a hospital or a GP surgery. You will be part of a growing profession in the NHS where vacancies currently exceed the supply of skilled professionals.Health Education England, has launched a national funding strategy for all Physician Associate courses in England and students will receive a training grant of £5,000 per student; it is not expected that you will be required to make an application for this allowance. More information can be found in the HEE Physician Associate document.By the time you complete the course, you will have learnt how to request and interpret test results, diagnose illness and develop treatment and management plans. All vital skills that will enable you to become an effective Physician Associate.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**At BNU, we have great links with several partnerships within the local community such as Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, so you’ll add exceptional work experience to your CV.The programme has a strong employability focus to enable you to become an effective Physician Associate. BNU has a number of well-established partnerships with health organisations in North-West London and South-East England to enhance your experience and promote practice based learning. Therefore, you will be equipped with the experience and expertise that will give you an excellent start to your career as a Physician Associate.Upon graduation you can progress to work as a Physician Associate in a range of clinical environments in Primary and Secondary care.**What facilities can I use?**We have invested in state-of-the-art, simulated clinical skills areas. Students regularly spend time in these areas, to practise their technical skills, and use the newest technologies, in a safe and supportive environment.**What will I study?**Our experienced lecturers will prepare you with all the skills you need to provide care and treatment to patients. You will learn to carry out a range of medical activities such as physical examinations, medical histories, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.**What are my career prospects?** Upon graduation you can progress to work as a Physician Associate in a range of clinical environments in Primary and Secondary care, including GP surgeries, hospital inpatient wards, and A & E departments.Your varied clinical placements will prepare you for the working world and give you great employment opportunities after graduation. During placements, you will have the opportunity to work in the following areas: Accident and Emergency, General Practice, Mental Health and other clinical departments.The relationships you will make on your placements can sometimes lead to the offer of permanent employment on completion of your MSc.

Which department am I in?

School of Health and Social Care Professions

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,750.00 (US$ 20,607) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

11 September 2023


Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road,

High Wycombe,


HP11 2JZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have ACT with a score of approximately 24 are considered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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