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Physician Associate Studies

Physician Associate Studies

This exciting programme offers the opportunity to train as a Physician Associate (PA). It's 24 months full-time, with off-campus clinical placements.

We created the MSc in Physician Associate Studies alongside Health Education North East (HENE). We want to create another health care practitioner role to work with doctors in providing patient care.

Course overview

Delivery of this bioscience programme draws on our considerable excellence in medical training.

We're very proud of our high National Student Survey scores. This enables our graduates to top the performance tables in postgraduate exams.


The programme prepares its graduates to take the National Physician Associate entrance examination. Successful completion of which allows graduates to work as Physician Associates within the NHS.

Further information

See Royal College of Physicians' Employer's Guide to Physician Associates

More information about modules