PGDip — 2024 entry Physician Associate Studies

On our Physician Associate Studies PGDip, you’ll develop the well-rounded knowledge that modern healthcare practice requires and employers search for. You’ll leave Surrey with the skills you need to make an impact in this exciting position in the NHS.

Key course information

Typical offer
2:2 minimum
Start date
September 2024
2 years
UK fees
Overseas fees
Kate Granger Building

Why choose
this course?

  • Spend half of your training in clinical placements, to practise your skills in primary and secondary care settings, under the supervision of qualified practitioners.
  • Access our Clinical Simulation Centre, including our wards and Immersive Learning Environment, to practise real scenarios on lifelike manikins and actors.
  • Learn from lecturers with international recognition for their expertise in medicine, who are all healthcare professionals currently working in the NHS, including registered physician associates.
  • Get the academic requirements needed to complete the Physician Associate Registration Assessment (PARA) and register with the General Medical Council (GMC) to practise clinically once you’ve graduated.
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Of graduates from our School of Health Sciences are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2024, HESA)


The School of Health Sciences received an overall satisfaction score of 92% in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2023

9th in the UK

Surrey is ranked 9th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2023

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  • First when we make an offer.
  • Second when students accept their offer and register to study with us (registration terms and conditions will vary depending on your course and academic year).

View our generic registration terms and conditions (PDF) for the 2023/24 academic year, as a guide on what to expect.


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