Taught course

Delivery of Primary Health Care

University of Winchester · Department of Post Experience, Training and Professional Development

Entry requirements

Qualified GP on the General Medical Council list, having successfully undertaken the PgCert Delivery of Primary Health Care at the University of Winchester. Qualified GPs with relevant experience and qualifications would be considered via RPL. Application process For an application form, please contact: Faculty of Education Health and Social Care University of Winchester SO22 4NR Email: mwpge@winchester.ac.uk 01962 827242

Months of entry

May, September

Course content

MSc Delivery of Primary Health Care at Winchester is designed for qualified doctors who have trained for General Practice, providing a progression route to enable students who have completed the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) Delivery of Primary Health Care to exit with a Masters qualification.

The programme aims to facilitate graduates who have broadened their knowledge and skill sets beyond clinical medicine. Various cross-cutting themes and aims help develop a culture of self-critical, self-motivated lifelong learning, fostering leadership skills within the setting of the ever-changing political and economic structures of the NHS. Students develop an understanding of critically appraising research and the value this brings to practice by carrying out their own small scale research projects within the ethical boundaries of primary health care.

The programme offers a flexible route to a Masters award, and although the programme uses existing research modules students consider primary health care as the focus for their studies.

Students take both a qualitative and quantitative research methods module, taking more credits in one of these depending on their proposed Independent Study methodology (for example, a student intending to undertake a quantitative methodology for their Independent Study would choose a 40 credit quantitative methods module). Students are supplied with guidance as to which methodology they should choose. Students have free choice over whether they undertake taught or distance learning modules.


Quantitative Methods in Social Research
Qualitative Methods in Social Research
Independent Study

The majority of modules have generic learning outcomes that can be achieved in relation to a wide variety of subject specific topics and questions. This enables students to focus on their developing professional career in primary health care in the context of an ever-changing NHS.

Assessment takes the form of essay and report writing, leading small groups and presentations.

The NHS is constantly changing and new reforms continue to shape the future of general practice. By offering this MSc as a progression route from the PgCert Delivery of Primary Health Care, students are prepared to become the future leaders in an ever-changing NHS.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.0 in academic writing) or equivalent. International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023.

Fees and funding

Home and EU tuition fee: £4,900
International tuition fee: £10,900

Limited bursaries, scholarships and discounts are available - please see our website under 'Students and Money' for more details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-60 months

Course contact details

Dr Heidi Penrose
+44 (0) 1962 827596