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Associate physician funding

I'm nearly at the end of my second year of medical sciences and am considering doing an associate physician course after after i finish my current degree. Could someone explain what funding i would be eligible for in terms of NHS bursary, student finance and maintenance loans?
Original post by CraigArch
I'm nearly at the end of my second year of medical sciences and am considering doing an associate physician course after after i finish my current degree. Could someone explain what funding i would be eligible for in terms of NHS bursary, student finance and maintenance loans?

Hi Craig, will this be full or part time and what level of funding would this be? Thanks, Jason
Reply 2
It would be full time study. I currently get a tuition fee loan and a means-tested maintenance loan but would these still be availible to me or would I have to self fund more? Craig
Hi there. Can you confirm the full name of the new course and a preferred university? How many years will it be? Thanks, Leah.
Reply 4
Original post by Leah SLC
Hi there. Can you confirm the full name of the new course and a preferred university? How many years will it be? Thanks, Leah.

Hi, it would be a postgraduate physician associate studies which is a 2 year course. I don't have a preferred university as of yet but I'm thinking of something in the Midlands like Birmingham. Thanks
Original post by CraigArch
Hi, it would be a postgraduate physician associate studies which is a 2 year course. I don't have a preferred university as of yet but I'm thinking of something in the Midlands like Birmingham. Thanks

Thanks. If you can confirm the full course name and university then we can check this and confirm for you. Thanks, Jason
Reply 6
The course name is Physician Associate Studies (Postgraduate) at the University of Leeds. This course is also a MSc instead of a PgDip.
Thanks
Hi there. Thanks for confirming. This course attracts the Postgraduate Masters Loan (PGM). You can read more about what you can get here: https://www.gov.uk/masters-loan/what-youll-get

It's a contribution based loan to help with the cost of your postgraduate studies, the PGM doesn't offer a Tuition Fee loan. It's paid directly to the student and if you are going to use it to pay the Tuition Fees, you would need to set up a payment plan with the university.

In regard to NHS bursary, you would not be entitled to the PGM if you are eligible to receive funding from the following:

National Health Service (NHS)

Department of Health (DoH)


Thanks, Leah.

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