A UK first or 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a life or health sciences subject area (i.e. Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Medical Engineering, Nursing, Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Pharmacy, Physiology).
Applicants who hold a UK (2:2) Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, with relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
We also accept applicants who have a Master's degree graded Merit or above in a life science or health related subject (such as Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Medical Engineering, Nursing, Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Pharmacy, Physiology).
Two personal statements of no more than 500 words each are required for both of the following statements:
1. Describe your motivation to become a physician associate detailing your experience, qualifications, and personal qualities as they pertain to becoming a member of the profession.
2. Discuss how the physician associate role might fit into the UK healthcare system.
Two satisfactory references are required to support your application, both dated within the last year. One of these must be a recent academic reference and the other should be either a second academic reference or a professional/employer reference. Your referees should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. We do not accept references from family, friends, partners, ex-partners or yourself.
Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an invite to a Selection Day or a place on the programme.
How to apply
You can apply online using the 'Apply Now' link. We hold two application phases per year. All short-listed applicants will be required to attend a Selection Day.
- 1 November 2019 - 31 January 2020 - Applications open for phase one
- 9 March 2020 - 27 March 2020 - Selection Day period for phase one applicants
- 1 April 2020 - 31 May 2020 - Applications for phase two open
- Mid 2020 (dates TBC) - Selection Day period for phase two applicants
Applications received after the 31 May 2020 deadline may not be reviewed for August 2020 entry.
Successful applicants will have a satisfactory health clearance and are required to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations such as hepatitis B, MMR, TB, chicken pox, tetanus and polio (please note, this list may be updated).
Disclosure and Barring Service
Successful applicants are required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly a Criminal Records Bureau check). More information
If you are a current healthcare professional or a member of a registered professional body, we ask that you provide details of your registration.