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University of East Anglia UEA: Physician Associate Studies

InstitutionUniversity of East Anglia UEA View institution profile
Department Norwich Medical School
Telephone 01603 591515
Study type Taught


About This Course

Our MSc Physician Associate Studies is a two-year, full-time, intensive postgraduate course in medical science and clinical reasoning. It consists of approximately 50% theory and 50% practice, including over 1,400 hours on clinical placement in both acute and community settings, starting from your second month.

Norwich Medical School has a reputation for pioneering teaching and research. You’ll have access to our first-class facilities, which include the Bob Champion Research and Education Centre and our bespoke Anatomy Suite. And we’re located next to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on the Norwich Research Park.

We focus on ensuring our graduates are ready to enter and excel in the healthcare profession. So we ensure that you not only get plenty of hands-on experience across a wide range of placements, you’ll also work within a mixed team of trainee medical professionals on campus, giving you a unique understanding into other people’s working roles.

The course is divided into six modules, the first five of which are clinical in content, enabling you to acquire skills in theory, communication, clinical and procedural practice. Each module will then be followed by a placement when you can put your new skills into practice. Your sixth module will focus on health improvement and is a requirement for Master’s-level qualification.

Studying for an MSc will give you greater understanding of your future employers – and your future patients. Combine this depth of knowledge with placements tailored to your individual requirements, and you’ll have everything you need to get your career off to a brilliant start, benefiting from many and varied job opportunities both locally and nationally.

Our first cohort graduated in December 2017 and achieved a 100% pass rate in the PA National Examination with the UEA average well above the national average.

Our second cohort also graduated in December 2018 achieving a 100% pass rate.


Train for a Master’s in Physician Associate Studies and you’ll be set for a career as a versatile, dynamic healthcare professional. You’ll play a vital role in supporting doctors in both hospital and community settings, working closely with patients, and helping to diagnose and manage their conditions.

On this two-year course you’ll learn how to deliver the highest standards of care to your patients, working within an interprofessional team of aspiring medical and health professionals. Our programme is split 50/50 between theory and practice and, thanks to strong relationships with local healthcare providers, you’ll benefit from placements that have been carefully tailored to be meaningful and rewarding to you.

You’ll study in the first-class facilities at Norwich Medical School, and at a level that will give you a more rounded experience and a deeper understanding of the needs of both patients and healthcare providers.


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University of East Anglia

Join UEA and you’ll belong to a world class university, consistently ranked in the top 25 of all UK universities (Complete University Guide 2021). You’ll also be part of a thriving community located in one of the best places to live in the UK, Norwich (The Sunday Times 2020). So whether you’re looking to broaden your career choices or develop your passion, discover how you can go further at UEA.

As well as being home to a vibrant campus community, the teaching and research at UEA is deservedly well renowned. UEA is also a world-leading …

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