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Health & Social Care (District Nursing) MSc

Health & Social Care (District Nursing) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

District Nursing Health Studies Caring Skills

Course type


Course Summary

Overview of the programme

Broaden your understanding and develop a critical awareness of the role and responsibility of key aspects of district nursing, including the coherent an detailed knowledge at the forefront of care.

Our course is designed for qualified nurses who hold a current registration as a nurse (part 1) with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council Register (equivalent to parts 1 or 12 of the NMC Register). The programme enables the student to qualify as a District Nurse and record the qualification with the NMC.

An attractive feature of the programme is that the Postgraduate Diploma element of the courses can be taken full time for 1 year (self-funded) or part-time over 2 years (possibility of Welsh Government funding if you work in Wales) or flexibly by a module by module approach (over 4 years).

The Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) is open to students who hold a minimum of 120 credits at level 6. On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma in Health & Social Care (District Nursing) students can continue their studies and achieve a full Masters, titled MSc Health and Social Care (Community Specialist Practice).


The specific aims of the programme are to:

Broaden the student’s understanding of key aspects of district nursing including the acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge at the forefront of care.
Prepare students for study and competent practice at a specialist level within district nursing in order to meet the NMC (2001) Standards for Specialist Practice.
Develop a critical awareness of the role and responsibilities of Specialist Community Nurses in contemporary society.
Utilise contemporary research and advanced scholarship to critically analyse and evaluate key aspects and developments in District Nursing.


District Nursing students are assessed in a variety of ways over the course of their studies. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the modules.


On successful completion of the Community Specialist Practice Programme, the District Nursing qualification will be recordable with the NMC. This coveted qualification will enable you to apply for Band 6 roles within District Nursing and will increase opportunities within Community Nursing as a whole.

The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

Assessment methods include academic assignments, case studies, poster presentations and examinations. As the programme is about learning in practice, all students have a clinical portfolio which is completed as students’ progress through the modules. All students are allocated a mentor/sign off mentor within practice who will assess your competency against the NMC Specialist Practice Standards for District Nursing.

Different course options

Full time | Wrexham | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The Innovations in Community practice will enhance the students? ability to lead and manage a district nursing team by recognising the need for change and designing and planning an innovation to reflect the needs within the locality. The module will also enable the students to disseminate this good practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must meet the following criteria: Hold current registration as a nurse (part 1) with the UK NMC and hold the minimum qualification of 120 credits at level 6; Provide a satisfactory reference from a current employer/line manager; Provide a self-declaration of health and good character and where required, undertake a satisfactory occupational health assessment; Hold a current Full UK driving licence; Before you are offered a place on this programme you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance (previously known as CRB) and pay the appropriate fee, so that a check can be made on your suitability for working with children and/or vulnerable adults; All candidates who meet the entry criteria will be offered an interview.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, along with part-time courses and professional qualifications. The university prides itself on its industry-led courses, offering links with employers. There are over 9,000 students at the university, with around 1,500 studying for a postgraduate qualification. The main campus in Wrexham is located on the edge of town and contains the majority...more

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