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These regulations should be read in conjunction with the MSc Physician Associate Studies regulations and the Extended Postgraduate Taught Masters Degrees regulations.

1.     Introduction

1.1

The MSc Physician Associate Studies (Top-up) programme is being delivered by Swansea University to provide the opportunity to candidates holding the award of PGDip Physician Associate Studies to complete the remaining credits required to achieve the award of MSc Physician Associate Studies.

1.2

The programme is currently only available to candidates holding the award of PGDip Physician Associate Studies who graduated from the PGDip Physician Associate Studies programme which commenced in the 2016/17 academic session.

2.     Structure of the Programme

2.1

The programme consists of 60 credits; 20 of which are credits transferred from the Swansea University PGDip Physician Associate Studies, with the remaining 40 credits being made up of the 40 credits Directed Independent Learning (DIL).

3.     Enrolment

3.1

Candidates are required to enrol on the programme within the prescribed enrolment period and entry point, normally in September.

4.     Entry Requirements

4.1

The programme is only available to candidates who have graduated with a PGDip Physician Associate Studies from Swansea University.

5.     Assessment

5.1

Students are required to submit the Directed Independent Learning (DIL) in December, normally three months after enrolment. The date will be confirmed by the College/School.

5.2

Submission of the Directed Independent Learning (DIL) should be in line with the guidelines set out in the Standard Postgraduate Taught Masters Degrees regulations.

5.3

Students who fail the Directed Independent Learning will be eligible to resubmit in line with the Extended Postgraduate Taught Masters Degrees regulations.

6.    Admissions to Degrees

6.1

To be eligible for consideration for the award of the MSc (Top-up) Physician Associate Studies under these regulations, a student shall:

  • have pursued the approved modular programme of study for the period prescribed by the University;
  • have attained 60 credits as specified by the University;
  • have satisfied the examiners in all areas including professional conduct;
  • have fulfilled any further condition(s) required by the University.

6.2

Students who pass the MSc Physician Associate Studies (Top-up) programme will be eligible to graduate at the next available ceremony.