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MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

District Nursing Practice Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc (District Nursing) is a professional practice programme for registered adult nurses working in the community and aspiring to move into team leader grade roles. Once you have completed the programme to PG Dip level, you will be eligible to claim the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) specialist practitioner qualification in District Nursing. Working in the community, district nurses lead nursing teams to provide care and support for patients with a variety of acute and long-term health conditions. Many employers require nurses in team leadership roles to hold the district nurse qualification. An opportunity to take your career to the next level, it's also a chance to build your leadership skills and play a more strategic role in how care is delivered in the community.

MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing) leads to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recordable specialist practice qualification (SPQ) in district nursing. You'll achieve this by completing the course to PG Dip level. You can choose to continue to master's level if you want to take your learning further, carrying out your own research on an area of practice that interests you. You'll be equipped to lead teams of nurses in the community, and to work in more senior district nurse roles. You will be sought after for your leadership skills, strategic thinking, and ability to manage large teams of nurses in challenging and complex environments.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Community Specialist Practice - Core
Dissertation - Core
Current Issues in Community Practice - Core
Health and Social Care Research and Methodologies - Core
Leadership and Innovation - Core
V100 Prescribing Practice - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To be Confirmed

University information

UWE Bristol, (University of the West of England) is one the largest providers of higher education in the UK. It’s a progressive and supportive university where collaboration with industry helps them to identify skills shortages, develop courses and provide employment enhancing opportunities for their students. Its wide range of postgraduate study options are designed to open up student’s career options and fast track them into new professions...more