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MSc Primary Health Care (Top up)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Primary Health Care Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

If you already have PGDip Specialist Practice, this course will allow you to progress directly to the final year of postgraduate study and work towards a Master’s degree. Under the guidance of an experienced supervisor, you will bring together advanced research skills in the production of a research project in the field of primary healthcare.

Successful completion of the course will enhance you employment progression in your specialist area.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This module is designed to enable you to develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the research process which builds on existing skill and knowledge. You will be required to undertake either a small scale study or an in-depth literature review. Fundamental to this is to develop self-efficacy and autonomy in research skill. Unlike a formal taught module independent learning will be fostered with supervisory support and guidance. This will enable you to become a confident researcher which will increase your scope of professional practice and inform professional decision making. As part of your learning you will deepen your knowledge of research, develop a research question (small scale study) or identify a topic of interest for an in-depth literature review. Using a critical lens you will position your methodological approach, paradigm belief, evidence knowledge of literature searching, literature critique, methodological approach, and evidence analysis skill and dissemination strategies. The aim is to add to practitioners? research repertoire to advance practice and improve health care delivery.

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

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

As this is a top-up for the Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Practice, you will need to have studied one of the following in order to study on the MSc Primary Health Care (top-up): Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Nursing (District Nursing); Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Nursing (General Practice Nursing); Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting); Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing).

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more

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