This is our undergraduate Physician Associate training programme. We also have a postgraduate course.
The integrated Master of Physician Associate Studies provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduates to become medical Physician Associate professionals, combining university study with practical work-based placements. 50% of the final two years of the programme is spent in clinical environments.
Physician Associates (PA) provide care to patients under the supervision of a Consultant or General Practitioner. Their role includes interviewing and examining patients, ordering tests and making decisions about patient management. This role is an exciting alternative to studying medicine and becoming a doctor.
Our course is the only UK programme offering undergraduate Physician Associate training. It will provide you with a solid foundation of scientific and clinical skills, and the opportunity to build on and use these through a variety of clinical placements in Lancashire and/or Cumbria. All of our course content is in line with the requirements of the Physician Associate Competence and Curriculum framework (2012) laid out by the Faculty of Physician Associates, Royal College of Physicians.
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
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Entry requirements for those taking A Levels or international equivalent:
Entry Requirements for those on Foundation Programmes (from a foundation programme provider who works in partnership with SoM, UCLan)
A minimum of 60%
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.