What will I learn?

Why study MSc/PG Dip Physician Associate Studies at BU?- PAs are healthcare professionals who work to a medical model alongside doctors in hospitals or GP surgeries- This course will prepare you to take a medical history, examine patients, diagnose common problems, perform procedures, and recommend treatment- The Department of Health is committed to increasing the number of PAs in the NHS, particularly in general practice, so employment is highly likely after graduating- Newly built skills facilities include simulated hospital wards and community home settings, allowing you to learn and practise various procedures safely- With a blend of theory and practice, you’ll spend a minimum of 1,400 hours in a range of clinical placements such as hospitals, general practice and other community services- Assessments will be used to consolidate learning throughout the course and in preparation for the National Examinations for Physician Associates. The course follows the National Physician Associate Curriculum. It is represented on the National Physician Associate Schools Council and is currently undergoing General Medical Council validation. For more information about PAs, please see the Faculty of Physician Associate website

Which department am I in?

Department of Nursing Science

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (US$ 20,666) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022


Main Site

Talbot Campus,

Fern Barrow,


BH12 5BB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, plus at least one of the following: SATR tests are accepted only on courses in which all subjects are considered. Students will need a combined score between 1700 and 1800 (pre-March 2016) or between 1200 and 1300 (post-March 2016). The required score will vary according to the course applied for. Students must have also completed High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0. SATR, SATS, AP and ACT test score requirements will vary depending on the course you are applying for and SATS and AP tests must be taken according to the relevant subject requirement of their course.

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


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