Taught course

Nursing (Primary and Community Care)

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

Typically you need • current registration on part one (nursing) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register • normally at least one year's post-registration experience • to be currently working as a district nurse To complete the masters you also need • a nursing related degree (120 level six credits) • Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau) check • self-declaration of good health and character as required by the NMC • funding arrangements identified (can choose to self-fund) • managerial support and access to an appropriate placement overseen by a qualified sign-off mentor/practice teacher We normally select applicants through a joint interview with the employing healthcare organisation.

Months of entry


Course content

Specialise in district nursing and primary care practice and take advantage of career opportunities in this area. You studies are designed to meet Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for the specialism and comprise 50% practice and 50% theory to ensure what you learn can be directly applied.

Key points
• Specialise in district nursing and primary care practice if you are a post-registration nurse.
• Meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for this role.
• Ensure your studies are practically focused with 50% practice and 50% theory.
• Study the course full-time, part-time at distance or through individual modules.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months months
part time
36-72 months months
distance learning
24-72 months months

Course contact details

Health and wellbeing
+44 (0)114 225 5555