PgDip Physician Associate Studies

PgDip Physician Associate Studies









We are delighted to announce that our two year Physician Associate course is now open for applications. 

The PG Dip in Physician Associate Studies in Swansea is one of the first courses of its kind in Wales. Developed as a collaborative venture between Swansea University Medical School and the College of Human and Health Science this integrated two year course will teach students the knowledge and clinical skills they require to pass the National Certification Examination and start work as a Physician Associate. There are 15 funded places available for this course for entry 2016, terms and conditions apply.

For further information and details of how to apply please go to our course page

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Choose one of our courses

Applied Analytical Science (LCMS)

Applied Liquid Chromatopgraphy and Mass Spectrometry (PG Cert only)

Autism and Related Conditions

Clinical Sciences (Medical Physics)

Health Data Science

Health Informatics

Leadership for the Health Professions (part-time only) campus based

Leadership for the Health Professions (part-time only) distance learning

Medical Radiation Physics


Physician Associate Studies

Trauma Surgery (Part-time only)

Trauma Surgery (Military) (Part-time only)

Additionally, the Medical School is a collaborative partner in the provision of the following programme: PgCert/PgDip/MA Education for the Health Professions (Human and Health Sciences)

Find out what our students' think

Elizabeth Clatworthy,  MSc Autism and Related Conditions “My studies at Swansea and my experiences as a foster parent have inspired me to continue my research into autism and I plan to base my doctorate on evaluating current Autism services in order to develop an online resource to support parents, carers and professionals.”

Jamie Gwilliam, MSc Health Informatics "The taught Master HI course provided a structured approach to understanding current informatics issues in the Welsh, UK and international health setting. A range of academic and professional speakers throughout the course provide interesting insights into the challenges facing informaticians. The high standard and relevant content of the lectures provided me with knowledge plus an understanding of the HI field. Through this understanding a variety of HI challenges were explored and discussed so that real life practical solutions could be envisaged."

Bukola Omolaiye, MSc Nanomedicine “The MSc Nanomedicine has exposed me to novel therapeutic and diagnostic platforms whilst giving me sufficient knowledge that is a pre-requisite for research in an evolving medical world.”


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Pursuing Your Interest or Broadening Your Professional Horizons?

Whether you are looking to pursue your interest, further your current career, meet requirements for your workplace or take a new direction, postgraduate study at the Medical School can notably enhance your employability.  

You will be joining a stimulating and innovative research environment where you will benefit from quality research-led teaching and supervision and access to outstanding facilities. The Medical School offers a wide range of postgraduate taught  programmes that are available as full and part-time study at MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate levels (unless otherwise stated).

Published on Thursday 18th December 2014, the results of REF 2014 demonstrate a spectacular performance for the Medical School.  Achievements include:

• Joint 1st in the UK for research environment rated as 100% world leading

• 2nd in the UK on research quality

•95 % of the research submitted was assessed as world-leading (54%) or internationally excellent (41%)