This Masters level Physician Associate programme is designed for students who have already graduated with a PGDip in Physician Assistant/Associate Studies from a UK or Irish university.

This programme is studied on a full-time basis for 4 months. There is also a flexible option which needs to be completed within 6 years of graduation from PGDip Physician Assistant/Associate Studies. You will find information on the University of Birmingham PGDip Physician Associate programme on our web pages.

You will complete a research methods module (unless you have relevant previous research experience, in which you may be exempted) and then identify a research project in liaison with a Birmingham academic, probably from the core Physician Associate faculty. You will then be supervised through gathering data, analysis and write-up and hopefully publication.

Why study this course

Birmingham is a well-respected research-orientated institution with a large faculty dedicated to the Physician Associate course and excellent library facilities.

The research methods module is distance learning and the Masters can be completed in your own time.

Several alumni from our PGDip Physician Associate programme that have successfully completed their Masters.


Students may be required to attend the Research Methods distance module and will be required to complete a 10,000 word dissertation.

Entry requirements

You will need to have gained a PGDip in Physician Assistant/Associate Studies from a UK or Irish University.


A Masters qualification for a PA is an important step into the higher echelons of the profession, especially for those aiming for leadership roles in the NHS or in academia.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated April 9, 2019
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