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Master of Physician Associate Studies


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The staff here have real charisma and a great depth of knowledge. Most importantly, they have the experience to help you get on your way to becoming not just a physician associate, but a very good physician associate. Mobashar, MPAS Master of Physician Associate Studies graduate

Entry requirements


  • 2:2 (or above) in a Life Science, Biomedical Science, or Healthcare subject from a UK University or overseas equivalent

  • Applicants should offer either a strong science degree with substantial biology content or offer substantial healthcare experience. We will consider academic qualifications and work experience on a case-by-case basis. Please email the Admissions Team with details of your degree course or work experience if necessary


  • Recent experience of volunteering or employment in a healthcare environment

Personal statement

We are looking for students to demonstrate that they have the skills required to successfully complete this demanding full-time course, balancing academic study with clinical placements, a willingness to travel and flexible working patterns.

Your personal statement is an important part of our selection process. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment to becoming a Physician Associate and describe how your work experience has helped to prepare you for the role.

(Your personal statement should have a maximum 500 words)

Health screening

Successful applicants will be required to comply with any health screening as requested by the Department of Health in line with current guidelines for health care workers

Police screening

This course will include work with children and vulnerable adults so you are required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. More information about this process will be sent to you as part of the admissions process.

Professional registration

If you are a current healthcare professional or a member of a registered professional body, we ask that you provide details of your registration. If you have had your professional registration suspended or revoked, or undergone a disciplinary/fitness to practise investigation, you will be required to provide further information if selected for an interview. You may also be asked to provide full copies of related documentation.

Previous enrolment on a clinical course

If you have previously enrolled on a Physician Associate Studies or other clinical course which you did not complete, you must declare this on your application and provide information about these circumstances.

Additional entry requirements

As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers.

English language requirements

Where English is not the first language of an applicant we will require an overall score of 7.5 in IELTS with no element score less than 7.0 (or the appropriate level in equivalent acceptable English Language qualifications).

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Transferring from another university

Transfer requests will not be considered for this programme.

Learning and assessment

This is a fully integrated course. Our teaching of the biomedical, clinical and pharmacological sciences is always framed around the application to the clinical practice of working as a physician associate.

You will be taught by a range of healthcare professionals both in the classroom and on clinical practice, including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, and of course on clinical placements there are even further opportunities to work in an interprofessional environment.  There are also numerous opportunities to work with patients, service users and carers who are involved in classroom teaching sessions.

The programme includes a variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods.  It is learner-centred and uses enquiry-based learning, team based learning and problem based learning. Throughout the course we focus on outcomes (what you will be doing in future roles), using case-based and patient centred learning tasks and incorporating clinical placements from the beginning.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.