Taught course

Primary and Community Care (District Nursing)

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will have completed a Bachelors degree or have recently studied at FEHQ level 6. 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

A district nurse 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    28 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    40 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1483 682 222