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Community Health Care Nursing (Top-Up) MSc

Community Health Care Nursing (Top-Up) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Health Studies Community Health Care Administration Community Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

This course allows you to continue your professional development, gaining higher-level academic skills that will help you make effective use of your learning and improve service delivery in your workplace. If you’ve successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing), and are seeking to complete a master’s degree, you can top-up your existing qualification with the University of Bolton. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a substantial independent study into a specific aspect of health and social care practice. We’ll match you with an expert academic supervisor who will encourage and support you to choose a topic where you can undertake research that advances the boundaries of your knowledge and enhances your professional practice. This may involve the collection and analysis of empirical data or library-based research, and culminates in you writing and producing a dissertation. With our guidance, you’ll complete a thorough analysis and synthesis of theory and practice, generating new understanding and knowledge in relation to health and social care.

Course Highlights: Our dedicated academic team has extensive health and social care experience. Along with their passion for service excellence in health and social care settings, they’re also currently engaged in highly relevant research, which means they can add valuable context and insight to your learning; The course is designed to provide the flexibility to fit in with busy home and working lives; As you study this course, we’ll encourage you to develop knowledge and understanding of the ethical principles, values and moral concepts inherent in health and social care practice. Key Features: The University of Bolton has been offering high-quality courses designed to meet the health and social care sector’s needs for over 30 years, so we have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to changes in the health and social care sector; You’ll have access to a well-stocked library and our subject librarian can help you with any queries. Many of our library resources can be accessed online so you can work at a place and time that is convenient to you.

Career opportunities: On successful completion of your studies, you’ll be able to synthesise practice and theory, in decision-making within practice, service delivery and leadership, and demonstrate competence, autonomy and professional accountability in the development of higher level skills. You should also be able to enhance service delivery and outcomes for service users and the community, in conjunction with other professionals. The course aims to develop professionals who can independently access information and use that information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base for community nursing care. It’s designed to help you develop problem-solving skills and prepare you to take a leadership role in the community context.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



Dissertation - 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

Students must have already successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing). They must also have appropriate work experience. They will be required to attend an interview and may be asked to provide a portfolio of work evidence.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more