Taught course

General Practice Nursing

Birmingham City University · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Registered Nurse (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability or employed in General Practice (all students must be working in an appropriate environment in order to fully engage with the chosen modules).

For entry into the Post Graduate Certificate students must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or a 60 credit Level 6 award in an appropriate subject area. Applicants with evidence of successfully completed Level 6 study within the preceding 2 years and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the pathway speciality will also be considered.
In addition, students undertaking clinical subject pathway modules will normally have a minimum of six months post-registration experience for that speciality.

Months of entry


Course content

Aimed at Senior and established General Practice Nurses, this MSc course offers General Practice Nurses opportunity to advance their careers through choosing from a variety of general practice focused modules to complete a PG Certificate/ PG Diploma or full MSc qualification.

This course is unique in providing General Practice Nurses with options for a variety of career pathways in the primary care setting. Our General Practice Nursing pathway will enable you to be responsive to developments in primary care and to take on leadership roles in this arena.

The course enables students to choose from a variety of modules to pursue areas of interest or specific career pathways.

Core modules in year 1 include:

  • Challenges to Health and the Impact of Inequalities: A General Practice Population Assessment
  • Quality, Strategy and Policy: Issues in General Practice

Core modules in year 2 include:

  • Research: Methods of Enquiry
  • Leadership Skills and Project Management for Health and Healthcare

A wide range of optional modules are available including Caring for People with Long Term Conditions in the General Practice Setting; Non-Medical Prescribing and a range of other subjects including mental health, wound care, safeguarding.

Information for international students

This course is not open to International students.

Fees and funding

Learn more about postgraduate fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 6295