You must meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. If your degree was awarded more than 5 years ago, the academic team may require suitable candidates to complete an academic qualifying essay.

Physician associate student and patient

Entry criteria: 2019 entry - this course is now full for 2019 entry.

Undergraduate degree or equivalent*

Undergraduate degree
Grade 2:2 honours minimum.
Subject Life science or other health-related subject.

*Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2019.

Non-standard entry

If you have a relevant 2:2 honours life science degree (or accepted equivalent) awarded more than 5 years ago, you are encouraged to apply for the course.  The academic team will review your personal statement and evidence of relevant work experience and invite suitable candidates to complete an academic qualifying essay.  For further information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have a 2:2 honours degree (or accepted equivalent) in an alternative subject (e.g. not in a life/health science subject or related) you will need to complete some life science modules in order to apply for the course. Physiology is a necessity for those not holding a life science degree. For examples of physiology life science modules we will accept please see two examples here and here.

Alternative evidence of recent life/health science academic study (NVQ Level 4 and above) will be considered by the course team.  Please send your academic transcripts and the course specification to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for review before applying.

International qualifications

We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries. Please see the country-specific information section of our website or contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if your country is not listed.

Please note that there is no international reciprocity for Physician Associate Studies qualifications. Graduates of UK Physician Associate Studies programmes are not eligible to work as Physician Associates in other countries.

English Language

If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language ability.    

English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.

IELTS Overall 7.0 with 7.0 in Listening, 7.0 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing and 7.0 in Speaking (to be confirmed).
Pearson Test  Pearson (PTE Academic) Test overall 67 with 67 in Listening, 67 in Reading, 67 in Writing, 67 in Speaking.
Cambridge English Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) Cambridge English Advanced overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section.
Cambridge English: Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English)  Cambridge English: Proficiency overall 185 with no less than 176 in each section

Other essential criteria

Health screening

Candidates accepted onto healthcare courses are required to pass an occupational health screening. When admitting candidates to study and practise as a health practitioner, St George’s has an obligation to patients and students. If you are concerned about a health issue we strongly advise you to contact us prior to applying. All offers of places at St George's are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

All candidates will be asked to be immunised against Hepatitis B for personal safety. If you firmly accept an offer made to you by St George’s you will be sent a confidential health questionnaire and further information about the Hepatitis B screening process.

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.

Last Updated: Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:22