Taught course

Primary Care (Practice Nursing)

City, University of London · Division of Nursing

Entry requirements

To study the MSc/ Post Graduate Diploma you will need 120 credits at Level 6:

  • You must have current registration on Part 1 or Part 2 of the NMC register and have no restrictions placed on your registration at the point of application and/or during the tenure of your programme
  • You must be employed as a GPN and this must be continuous for the duration of your programme
  • You must have an honours undergraduate degree with either a First or a 2.1 classification
  • We will need to see evidence that you have undertaken study in the past 5 years (including assessment results).

Months of entry


Course content

Primary care is central to the health and well-being of individuals and communities. This course develops student’s critical and clinical skills to use in general practice.

The programme is for NMC registered nurses, who are currently working as general practice nurses (GPN) and wish to develop their skills and progress their career.

Throughout the world, the provision of preventive, treatment and rehabilitation services is rooted increasingly in primary care. City’s well established and successful Primary Care (Practice Nurse) programme supports GPN in developing new skills for use in the general practice setting. The programme is focused on clinical practice, with a strong emphasis on supporting the application of theory/evidence/research to the practice setting.

Information for international students

In addition to the listed entry requirements, if your first language is not English you will also need IELTS: 7.0 with at least 6:5 in all components.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Undergraduate and Pre-Registration Course Operations
+44 (0)20 7040 5000