University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Primary and Community Care (District Nursing)

A District Nurse (DN) 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.

Entry requirements

MSc: Normally, applicants will have completed a Bachelors degree or have recently studied at FEHQ level 6. Individual advice will be provided by the Director of Studies. 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. English language requirements: 7.0 overall, 6.5 in each component (or equivalent). For taught Health and Social Care programmes, all students must achieve 7.0 in the IELTS Academic writing component..Students going into a practice setting as part of their programme must achieve 7.0 in all IELTS Academic components. For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.

Course modules

Example module listing: Leadership and innovation; complex health assessment; primary and community care policy; specialist practice portfolio; research design and methodology; community nurse prescribing; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 9,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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