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Nursing in General Practice MSc

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Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | JAN-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Practice Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

Designed for nurses wishing to further their knowledge within the context of General Practice, our MSc Nursing in General Practice offers an innovative learn as you work approach, which means you can study at your own pace whilst continuing your professional practice.

This is a unique and flexible approach to learning, as the student can chose from catalogue of modules focusing on practice nursing skills such as long term conditions, acute management of patients, treatment room skills, leadership skills and non-medical prescribing.

The rationale for this course is based around the national agenda identified in the Five Year Forward (NHS England, 2014) and the implementation of the General Practice Nursing Standards (Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 2015).

A key benefit of the?course is that it aligns to the District Nursing and General Practice Nursing: Education and Career Framework (Health Education England, 2015).

Why study with us

  • This programme utilises the RCGP & RCN (2015) ‘General Practice Nursing Competencies’ framework which allow the student to address the wide range of skills, knowledge and behaviours required of a fully proficient general practice nurse.
  • Choose from catalogue of modules focusing?on practice nursing skills such as?long-term conditions, acute management of patients, treatment room skills, leadership skills and non-medical prescribing.
  • You’ll also receive an introduction to postgraduate research.

Learning and assessment

Applicants must be working in a UK general practice environment that will enable them to meet and achieve the course learning outcomes.

Our student-centred teaching and learning strategy maximises your own experience to assist the learning process.

Approaches to teaching and learning include problem-based, experiential, web-based, seminars, debate and other informal and interactive methods. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.


This module aims to allow nurses to explore their knowledge and skills which will enable them to critically consider meeting the needs of current challenges facing general practice, utilising nationally recognised frameworks. It aims to enhance nurses existing expertise and critically explore and develop new areas of competence in support of their professional development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least a 2:2 degree in health related area or equivalent. Transfer of credits in accordance with University regulations may be possible.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more