Community Health Nursing, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Module)
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding



This course is for qualified nurses working or wishing to work in the community. It aims to facilitate the development of community nurses who can critically analyse, reflect on and utilise evidence in taking forward advances in community health nursing practice that focuses on the needs of patients, carers and communities and clients. It will enable you to critically evaluate and synthesis the evidence-base for community practice and to develop an innovative, reflective and pro-active approach to meeting the public health, nursing and social needs of individuals, families, groups and communities.


The course will enable you to build on your experience and develop the higher level knowledge and skills required for specialist and advanced practice by opportunities for professional and personal development in community health nursing. It leads to the Nursing and Midwifery Council recorded Specialist Practitioner Qualification of: Community Learning Disability Nursing or Community Nursing in the Home: District Nursing or General Practice Nursing. Or Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Registration (Part 3) - Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting/School Nursing).

Programme Structure

  • Leading in Healthcare
  • Evidence-based Health and Social Care
  • Contemporary Nursing Practice
  • Anticipatory Care or Advanced Approaches to Patient Assessment 1
  • Making Judgements and Decisions in Practice
  • Principles and Practice of Managing
  • People with Complex Needs or Principles and Practice in the Health and Social Care of Individuals, Children and Families
  • V100 Community Practitioner Prescribing
  • Practice Consolidation

All modules = 15 credits

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following CAE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

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Academic Requirements

  • Nurse registration
  • Two years professional experience preferred
  • Degree and Evidence of recent academic study

International students must be registered with the UK Nursing
and Midwifery Council and will have their academic and professional qualifications and experience individually assessed for equivalence to the above entry criteria.
Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Other Entry Requirements

A satisfactory criminal records check will be required. Compliance with the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and mental health legislation for clinical placement and employability in statutory services, for work with children and in other sensitive areas of employment.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 1320 International
  • GBP 430 EU/EEA
  • Home/EU - part-time: £430 per 15 credit module
  • International - part-time: £1320 per 15 credit module


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