Taught course

Clinical Primary and Community Care

University of Birmingham · School of Health and Population Sciences

Entry requirements

A relevant first degree or an equivalent professional qualification is required.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is suitable for doctors, nurses and any other health care professionals aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in primary and community care; for example covering all dimensions required in line with the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.

Aimed at providing all primary health care professionals with skills and academic requirements for specialist clinical practice within the community, as well as research skills and health service evaluation, this course is suitable for those aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in primary and community care, including:

  • experienced doctors
  • doctors in training
  • community and practice based nurses
  • pharmacists
  • any other health care professionals

Why study this course

The programme is unique, combining both academic and clinical aspects of community and primary care and, as such, would provide a clinically applicable higher level of academic achievement. The clinical modules will offer academic and professional accreditation through recognised professional bodies.

Information for international students

Please note that to be eligible to gain the full MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Clinical Primary Community Care you must be working in the UK NHS. English to IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) or TOEFL Internet based 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band.

Fees and funding

UK students
MSc: £6,570 FT - £3,285 PT / PG Dip: £4,380 FT - £ 2,190 PT / PGCert: £2,190 FT - £2,190 PT
International students
MSc/PGDip/PGCert: £18,900 FT

For 2015 entry the Birmingham Masters Scholarship Scheme offers 224 new £10,000 scholarships available for Masters students from under-represented groups.

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is offering a number of Global Scholarships for Excellence for outstanding students on our postgraduate taught programmes, providing £2,000 toward tuition fees. Find out more about the MDS Scholarships of Excellence.

For other potential sources of funding, please visit our Postgraduate Funding Database.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months


full time
12 months
part time
60 months


full time
12 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005