Mobile menu icon
Mobile menu icon Search iconSearch
Search type
PGDip Physician Associate Studies at The University of Manchester
PGDip Physician Associate Studies

Physician associates are trained to work with doctors and other healthcare professionals to diagnose and manage complex disease.

PGDip Physician Associate Studies / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Postgraduate Diploma
2 years FT
Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a minimum of a second class honours degree in a relevant subject. This may include the life sciences (eg biomedical science, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, healthcare science) or allied health professions (eg pharmacy, audiology, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy).

All applicants should hold GCSE qualifications in Maths and English at grade B or equivalent. Applicants with equivalent or non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

60 places available.

How to apply

This course is now closed for applications, the next intake will be January 2019, we are currently unable to confirm when applications will open, or any further details at this stage, please contact to join our mailing list, once we have an update we will send an e-mail and update the web page accordingly, we currently envisage this to be around June 2018.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • Train to work as a core member of the medical team and perform physical examinations, take histories, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and recommend therapy.
  • Undertake over 1,600 hours of clinical training, including placements across the full range of medical specialities at teaching hospitals and primary care providers.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad in Year 2.
  • Receive financial support during training.
  • Study at a university ranked among the top 50 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2017).

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

If you wish to be added to our mailing list and receive information on upcoming open days, please contact us at .


For the 2018 entry, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000

Details of funding arrangements for the programme will be released over the next few months, please contact us and join our mailing list for further details.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health