University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Community Health Studies (District Nursing)

The course aims to create professionals who can independently access information and use the information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base for community nursing care; students develop problem-solving skills and prepare students to take a leadership role in the community context.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a 1st level registration with the nursing and midwifery council (NMC); students must have acquired a credit rating of 120 credits at level 6 (diploma); if students have not achieved 120 level 6 credits, there is a process of accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) students can undertake.

Course modules

Modules include: Fundamentals of community practice and decision making; research methods; specialist practitioner (district nursing); law, ethics and nurse prescribing; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on students being assigned a sign-off mentor who assesses their clinical competence.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 1,333 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glyntaff Campus Pontypridd CF37 4BD Wales

Key information

Enquiries and Admissions Unit
Telephone number: 
03455 76 77 78