Entry requirements

Applicants for PgDip will normally have a first degree in a relevant subject, with a minimum of a 2:2 classification and demonstrate the ability to study independently at level 7. Additionally, all applicants will have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated preregistration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice. You must be supported in practice for the duration of the course by an appropriately qualified Sign-off Mentor or Practice Teacher. You must also meet the NMC specific entry requirements for the Specialist Practitioner Qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

The BSc (Hons) and PgDip Community Health courses are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and offer you the opportunity to gain a Specialist Practitioner Qualification in Community Children’s Nursing, Community Learning Disability Nursing, District Nursing, or General Practice Nursing. The courses comprise 50% theory and 50% practice.

The programme builds on thecore values of the NHS constitution and is approved by the NMC to offer students the opportunity to gain a specialist practitioner qualification in Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, District Nursing or General Practice Nursing.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Information on the fees for this course is available on our prospectus


Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
10 months

Further details of qualification

The Specialist Practice Qualification is awarded on successful completion of the Post Graduate Diploma Community Health (120 level M credits).


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 161 247 6969