Taught course

Community Specialist Practice

University of Brighton · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Individual offers may vary. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in writing. Other: To apply for this course, please contact the course administrator, c.l.cossu@brighton.ac.uk. Degree and/or experience: Registration as nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council under: - General Practice Nursing RN1, RNA - Nursing in the Home (District Nursing) RN1, RNA. Also: - Normally hold a health-related degree at 2:1 or above. - Have successfully completed study within the last 5 years. - Normally have a minimum of six months' post-registration experience, preferably in the community. - Demonstrate the potential to benefit from masters level study.

MSc, PGDip

Months of entry


Course content

The Community Specialist Practice MSc course aims to prepare community specialist nurses who are innovative and creative in their response to the healthcare needs of various client groups across different settings. This will be reflected in their capacity to meet the four broad areas of the NMC Standards for Specialist Education and Practice. This requires the ability to assess and problem-solve complex ambiguous situations in often contradictory and changing healthcare environments and to actively collaborate in the provision of equitable services. The pathways offered at University of Brighton include:
- General Practice Nursing
- Nursing in the Home / District Nursing.

This course provides the opportunity to gain both a professional qualification and an academic award at masters level. Students are supported by a practice teacher (and mentors where appropriate) in practice placements within their employing trust.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international students who meet the entry requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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NHS funding is available and may vary depending on individual circumstances.

Please contact us directly for exact tuition fees and for information on the funding available for this course.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 - 36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 - 36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Claire Cossu, programme administrator
01273 644037