You must meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. All qualifications must have been awarded within the last five years (including year of application).

physician associate students

Entry criteria: 2017 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 2017.

Non-standard entry

If you have a relevant 2:2 honours 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) we would advise you to consider completing the Open University Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences to improve your academic eligibility for the programme.

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. If you would like an admissions officer to review your qualification, please send a copy of it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If your qualification is not in English, please arrange for it to be translated by a certified translator before sending it to us.

If your undergraduate degree contains non-science classes, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you the science matrix GPA calculator. You'll be asked to complete the matrix spreadsheet and return this with your application form for consideration by the course team. 

English language

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

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

Read about English language exceptions

Other essential criteria

Personal statement

You are asked to outline your reasons for applying for the course in a brief personal statement on the application form.


Please provide two satisfactory references to support your application, both dated within the last year (from date of application). One of these must be a recent academic reference and the other should be either a second academic reference or a professional/employer reference.

Your referees should know you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. We do not accept references from family, friends, partners, ex-partners or yourself.

References must be submitted using the Reference Request Form within two weeks of making an application to enrol on this course. References should cover your suitability for the course and your ability to engage in academic processes according to the guidance and questions included on the form.

Download the Reference Request Form (Word)

Health screening

Candidates accepted onto healthcare courses are required to pass 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 strong 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 interview. You may also be asked to provide full copies of related documentation.

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