The NHS is constantly evolving to keep pace with the needs of patients. When you graduate from this programme, we are confident you will have the skills, knowledge and experience that the NHS wants and needs from its workforce, including evidence-based practice and research skills.
Many of our graduates students have secured permanent jobs locally within the NHS, working in hospitals, GP surgeries and community settings, and we are continuing to work with our regional partners to expand and develop further employment opportunities.
For example, there is a preceptorship scheme to help establish the profession within the Yorkshire and Humber region which provides a framework for enhanced support and training and better career opportunities for graduates.
We also have graduates from our programme teaching our students both in the university and on clinical placement, so there are also education opportunities.
Typically, when you graduate, you will be employed at Band 7 on the NHS pay scale, and can progress to Band 8 with experiences and career development.
For more information about a career as a Physician Associate, visit the NHS health careers website.
You must have at least a 2:1 in a relevant Biosciences Degree (for example, Biomedical, Biological or Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Sports Sciences, Pharmacology), or be predicted to achieve this at the time of application. Applicants must have GCSE Mathematics at Grade C and English at Grade B, or equivalent. Alternative entry qualifications may also be considered.
You will need to demonstrate a sufficient grounding in Chemistry either through your degree, or A-levels to successfully engage with the pharmacological aspects of the programme. If you are unsure whether you meet this criterion, please upload your degree transcript when you submit your application which will then be reviewed by the Programme Director.
You will also need to demonstrate your commitment to the role of a healthcare professional and have excellent communication skills. Evidence of work experience in a clinical or healthcare setting (e.g. healthcare assistant or care home) is desirable but not essential.
All applicants whose first language is not English will need to have evidence of their proficiency with one of the following:
- IELTS: 7.5, with no less than 7.0 in each component
- PTE Academic: 73, with no less than 67 in each component
- CAE and CPE (from Jan 2015): 191, with no less than 185 in each component
- TOEFL: 102, with no less than 24 in each component
- Trinity ISE: Level 3, with 'Distinction' in each component
- Duolingo: 130, minimum 120 in each component
Fees and funding
Fees for 2021/2022 are:
UK (home) tuition fees
- Full time (1 year): £9,250
International (including EU) tuition fees
- Full time (1 year): £23,300