University of Chester

University of Chester

Specialist Practice Community

Programme is 50 percent theory and 50 percent practice, with the theoretical component undertaken at the university and the practical component in a clinical setting, under the supervision of a qualified professional mentor from the chosen specialist pathway.

Entry requirements

Registration on the appropriate part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register for the chosen pathway; minimum of 1 year�s relevant post-registration experience; support from a sponsoring trust; minimum 2nd Class Honours degree in a related subject, with evidence of continual professional development; successful completion of a level 6 mentorship module; support from the sponsoring trust or organization.

Course modules

Modules include: Health improvement and well-being in context; health improvement and well-being in action; research; leading innovative contemporary practice; specialist practice. Optional modules include: Health and social care; commissioning in context; safeguarding vulnerable groups in society; work based project in primary care; child and adolescent mental health; health inequalities in primary care; tissue viability in context.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Examinations, written reports, assignments, seminar presentations, oral examination and portfolio.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 8,640 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 425 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Riverside Campus Chester CH1 1SF North West

Key information

Health and Social Care Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000