Taught course

Primary and Community Care (District Nursing)

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will have completed a Bachelors degree or have recently studied at FEHQ level 6. Individual advice will be provided by the Director of Studies.

Students will need to be entered on parts one or two of the NMC professional register, and will normally have at least two years’ post-registration experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Drawing on Surrey’s excellent research base and benefitting from strong links with practice, our programme is responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of the primary and community care setting.

It will advance your ability to critically analyse and lead on innovation and change in the workplace.

Programme overview

A District Nurse (DN) needs high-level clinical skills and an in-depth understanding of the context in which primary and community care is delivered.

Our programme allows shared learning with practitioners from other specialities and draws on Surrey’s excellent research base, to assist you in developing these skills and enhancing your knowledge.

Students benefit from strong links with practice, and the programme is designed to be responsive to changing practice needs. It will also guide you in displaying the values required in modern healthcare, such as compassion, advocacy, good communication and teamwork skills, and respect for patients’ privacy, dignity and individuality.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall, 6.5 in each component (or equivalent)For taught Health and Social Care programmes, all students must achieve 7.0 in the IELTS writing component.

Students going into a practice setting as part of their programme must achieve 7.0 in all IELTS components.

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1483 682 222