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Opportunity to hear from Dr Laura Rickett and ask any questions you have about studying Physician Associate Studies.

This is a top-up programme designed for students who have already graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Physician Assistant/Associate Studies from a UK or Irish university. The Physician Associate Studies is a flexible programme so you can work professionally while studying for your Masters.

As the PA profession continues to grow in the UK, physician associates are increasingly becoming involved in academia, research and leadership roles. Many of these roles require PAs to have a Masters qualification.

Being able to carry out research and quality improvement work is also becoming increasingly common as part of PA roles in the clinical environment, utilising the continuity that PAs offer to the medical team. PAs should be able to identify areas for improvement, be able to thoughtfully consider the ethics surrounding the issue and be able to design and carry out some research to further investigate and offer solutions. The MSc ‘top up’ physician associate programme will support you in learning these skills.

This programme utilises your previous learning, as well as allowing you to continue to work as a physician associate whilst gaining this qualification, leading to you being able to support your workplace with research and quality improvement. This also supports your progression as you gain experience in this area, which can be used to evidence in the HEE MAPs Core Capabilities Framework. 

Our programmes:

With more than 600 taught programmes and a range of research opportunities, Birmingham is one of the most popular UK universities for postgraduate study. The University offers a range of study options – from part-time courses and distance learning to microcredentials and overseas faculties. You can explore and learn more about our courses here.

Meet us:

We hold events both on and off campus so you can see and get to know Birmingham for yourself! Our annual Postgraduate Open Days are a great way to learn more about the University, our community, your course of interest and of course our campus! If you’re not able to make it to Birmingham – our regular online Q&A sessions and events lets you chat with current students, academics, and members of the postgraduate recruitment team. You can find out more about our events here.

Chat to us:

There’s no better way to learn more about the university, community, and the student experience, than through our students. You can chat to our postgraduate ambassadors via Unibuddy to gain first hand knowledge on studying at the University of Birmingham.

Funding your studies:

We understand that continuing your education to postgraduate level is a significant financial investment. From cash payments to full tuition fee waivers, we are committed to alleviating financial barriers to support you in taking your next steps on our courses beginning in 2024. You can explore our database to find a scholarship or funding opportunity that’s right for you.