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Queen Mary University of London: Physician Associate Studies

Institution Queen Mary University of London View institution profile
Department Institute of Health Sciences Education
Study type Taught


MSc Physician Associate Studies at Queen Mary is a fast-paced and intensive 24-month course. It’s specifically designed for graduates with a background in the life sciences, biomedicine, health sciences, or allied health professionals interested in pursuing a challenging and exciting career in healthcare.

  • Excellent clinical placements, at a number of leading GP practices and NHS Trusts across London

  • Extensive network of academic and NHS collaborators around the UK

  • Strong foundation for careers which have excellent employment prospects, as the demand for physician associates outweighs the supply

  • During the training you will rotate between different clinical specialties and areas of practice and develop a varied ‘portfolio’ career with a strong patient focus.

  • Be placed on the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PMVR) at the Faculty of Physician Associates, Royal College of Physicians

This course will prepare you to become a physician associate; a collaborative healthcare professional with a generalist medical education. In the UK, physician associates work in a multidisciplinary team alongside doctors, surgeons, and GPs, providing medical care to patients in hospital and in community settings.

The programme of this course is aligned with both the needs of healthcare employers and the strategic aims of the NHS.

This course is delivered through blended learning - a combination of classroom and online lectures, team-based and flipped classroom model - where you will digest the learning material before your lecture and classroom time will be used to deepen understanding through discussion with peers, and problem-solving activities facilitated by teachers. All clinical skills will be delivered face-to-face at Robin Brook Centre, St Bartholomew’s hospital. You will have clinical placements throughout.

There is a spiral progression curriculum and you are expected to build on and use material taught throughout the course.

Please see website for full course details.

Application deadline for January 2023 entry is 30 September 2022


Queen Mary University of London


Queen Mary University of London was established in 1785 and is a leading research-intensive university with a difference – one that opens the doors of opportunity to anyone and supporting students to succeed. 

With schools split across five campuses in central and east London, students are able to select from an exceptionally broad range of subjects across three main faculties, including the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. 












  • Queen Mary is a member of the Russell Group of universities in the UK, which …
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