Fees and funding
With effect from 2021/22 onwards, EU nationals starting new postgraduate courses will pay international fees and will not be eligible for student funding from the UK government. However, there are exceptions to this for Irish nationals and EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. For the latest information, please see gov.uk/student-finance. If you do not have settled status in the UK and require a work visa, then you will be fee assessed as Overseas and will therefore be subject to the International fee rate.
MSc* fees for 2023/24:
UK students: £10,850
International students: £20,000
After accepting your place on the course there is a non-refundable £500 deposit required to secure your place. This is then subtracted from your tuition fees once you have started the course.
A training grant of approx £5,125 from Health Education England is available to all students across the two-year course. This is received by the university and will automatically be deducted from your fees. Please note that students do not need to apply for this.
Students can also apply for a Postgraduate student loan of approx. £10,250.
The course has a full time schedule across the week with additional study required at evenings and weekends. There is very little opportunity to undertake work alongside the course. Travel expenses to GP placements in year 1 (once a week) and secondary care placements throughout year 2 will also be payable by the student. Please consider this carefully, together with the above fees and funding information, before applying.
*As part of our ongoing quality assurance and improvement process we are reviewing the content of the modules and award for the PA programme with a potential move from an MSc to an MPAS (Masters in PA Studies). This would commence in Sept 2023. Throughout the process we are looking to ensure the content of the course and support provided remains of the upmost quality and that we are meeting the upcoming GMC requirements for all courses across the UK. The fundamentals of how the course runs will remain the same. We will update this webpage with progress.