University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

General Practice

The programme aims to offer maximum flexibility to general practitioners who can only participate in this type of work part-time; it seeks to offer a mix of theoretical and practical skills appropriate to an ever-changing primary health care agenda; the emphasis is upon effective service provision, efficient delivery by practitioners who are able to care for patients and themselves; the programme aims at providing general practitioners with an understanding of managerial, clinical and educational issues that develop general practice and with the complementary skills required to contribute to and influence development of primary care; the programme also includes involvement by NW Deanery and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) NW Faculty in the delivery of some modules.

Entry requirements

Applicants admitted onto the course will hold an MB ChB. Applicants must be actively engaged in general practice and all will be interviewed. Interview procedures and decisions regarding applications will be conducted within the University's policies on equal opportunities and admissions. Particular attention will be paid to applicants' ability to benefit from the course.

Course modules

Modules may include: Personal and professional development in general practice; or personal and professional development in general practice for experienced principals; and either quantitative methodology for health research; or qualitative methodology for health research; and project dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Personal education plans, practice plans, portfolios, negotiated projects, research proposals, essays, analytical assignments and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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