St George’s is the only university to share its campus with one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals, making it the ideal place to study the Masters in Physician Associate Studies (MPAS). With unrivalled access to clinical resources and working professionals, the course will fully equip you with all the skills and knowledge required to support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.

  Two years, full time; three years, part time (final year full time)
  Application deadline: 1 March 2020
  Study location: St George's, University of London
  UK, EU and non-EU (international) citizens may apply

On the UK’s longest running Physician Associate Studies programme you will learn how to take medical histories, perform physical examinations, request and analyse investigations, diagnose illnesses and develop treatment and management plans. It is a very challenging but incredibly rewarding experience. The course has an outstanding pass rate on the Physician Associate National Exam and fantastic graduate employment.


  • Shared site with one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals
  • Recipient of the ‘Best Postgraduate Teaching Team’ award
  • Outstanding pass rate on the Physician Associate National Examination
  • Longest running Physician Associate course in the UK
  • Highly experienced Physician Associate as full time Course Director
  • Regular timetable of esteemed visiting lectures from the UK and the USA
  • Year 1 student to staff ratio approximately 9:1
  • 12 Physician Associates and 4 Doctors within the teaching team
  • Strong history of staff involvement on the board of the Faculty of Physician Associates at the Royal College of Physicians

Tuition Fees

2020 entry UK and EU:

  • Full-time MPAS: £10,250 per annum
  • Part-time MPAS: £5,750 per annum per years 1 and 2, year 3 is delivered full time and is £10,250

2020 Non-EU (International):

  • Full-time MPAS: £21,500 per annum

In order to be registered on the FPA Managed Voluntary Register (MVR) as a Physician Associate you will need to pass the PA National Exam after earning the Masters in Physician Associate Studies. The National Exam is not part of this programme and the cost of the exam is therefore not included in your course fees. Find out more at the Faculty of Physician Associates website.

Funding Your Study

You may be eligible for:

  • A Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,609. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding
  • Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course. Learn more
  • Health Education England training grant of £5,000 (£2,500 per full-time year tuition reduction)

Regulation update

In July 2019, it was announced that the General Medical Council will become the regulator for PAs. When statutory regulation for PAs comes into effect, the PA MVR will cease to exist.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 16:37