Taught course

Primary and Community Care (District Nursing)

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 in a relevant UK honours degree. You must be currently registered as a healthcare professional to apply.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

On our MSc Primary and Community Care (District Nursing) course, you’ll develop the knowledge and clinical skills needed to effectively provide care to people in their homes and those with continuously complex conditions. You’ll transform into a critical and discerning practitioner, capable of driving innovation and change in health and social care.

This course is taught by clinicians and researchers with experience in working in the NHS, ensuring everything you’ll learn is up-to-date and meets the needs of the progressive healthcare sector.

This course meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) standards for specialist education and practice. On successful completion of the first year (full-time) or two years (part-time) of this course, you’ll be eligible to record your specialist practice qualification with the NMC.

What you will study

Throughout your hands-on clinical training, you’ll develop values that employers and the public need from modern healthcare professionals such as, compassion, good communication skills, teamwork and treating patients with dignity and respect.

You’ll learn high-level clinical skills and develop an in-depth knowledge of primary and community care nursing. You’ll study topics, including community nurse practitioner prescribing (V100), decision making, health assessment, leadership, management of long-term conditions, mental health, and primary and community care policy.

You'll have the opportunity to complete a research dissertation on an area of personal interest, which we’ll match with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support.

Information for international students

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each element.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1483 682 222