The 2018/19 tuition fees for this course are:
£9,530 per annum
|£15,710 per annum
£9,530 per annum
£15,710 per annum
Students are required to pay a £250 non-refundable deposit when they accept a place on the course. The deposit is deducted from the first year tuition fee upon enrolment.
The University is able to offer eligible UK/EU students a limited number of competitive bursaries – further details of the bursaries are being finalised and full details, including how to apply will be available in the coming weeks.
Students can apply to Student Finance for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan. You can find out more on our fees and funding web pages.
Funding for all UK-based PA programmes changed in January 2018. For future applicants a training grant from Health Education England (HEE) of £5,000 per student will be available across the two year course.
Additional course costs
Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet.
In order to be registered on the managed voluntary register as a Physician Associate, you will need to pass the national qualifying exam after successfully completing the programme. The exam is administered by the Faculty of Physician Associates and is not included as part of the programme. To find out more about the exam including costs, visit www.fparcp.co.uk
Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Course specific costs
All students will be expected to pay for travel expenses to attend GP placements.
Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) Advantage Package
Our aim is to ensure that there are no hidden initial costs when commencing your Health and Wellbeing course. Any additional costs should be kept to a minimum, therefore, we will be providing all our UK/EU Physician Associate Studies students commencing in September 2017 with extra funding support as part of your course fees.
The CCCU Advantage Package covers:
- Disclosure & Barring Service check costs
- Occupational Health costs, including immunisation
Overseas students will be responsible for the full cost of their Disclosure & Barring Service check and Occupational Health costs, including immunisation.
Eligibility for student loans
Health Education England (HEE) introduced a time limited single, nationally aligned investment model for Physician Associate (PA) education and training in January 2018, which will conclude in 2020. The investment package included a £5,000 training grant to support PA students during their postgraduate training programme.
HEE has received a number of queries on whether the HEE training grant for postgraduate PA courses in England affect student eligibility for a student loan.
Postgraduate taught Master’s Courses
The provisions of the Education (Postgraduate Master's Degree Loans) Regulations 2016 as amended govern student eligibility and entitlement rules.
HEE has received confirmation from the Department for Education and the Student Loans Company that the HEE training grant for MSc PA programmes does not affect the eligibility of students enrolled onto MSc PA courses to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s loan.
A Postgraduate Master’s loan will not be available to students enrolled onto Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate PA courses. In addition, individuals who have already secured an equivalent level postgraduate taught Master’s qualification, including an Integrated Master’s, will not be eligible for the loan, regardless of where the qualification was awarded.