Primary and Community Care (General Practice Nursing) MSc

Why choose this course?

Drawing on Surrey’s excellent research base and benefitting from strong links with practice, our programme is responsive to the dynamic and evolving nature of the primary and community care setting. It will advance your ability to critically analyse and lead on innovation and change in the workplace.

What you will study

General practice nurses (GNPs) provide a vital service in supporting people with long-term conditions, as well as providing a wide range of services and care such as screening, immunisation and health promotion.

Our programme will teach you the necessary high-level clinical skills and in-depth understanding that is required to work successfully as a GPN. It benefits from strong links with practice, and is responsive to changing practice needs. Furthermore, it will guide you to display the values required in modern healthcare, such as compassion, advocacy, good communication and teamwork skills, and respect for patients’ privacy, dignity and individuality.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Start date
MSc Full-time 48 months Jan 2018
MSc Part-time 60 months Jan 2018
MSc Full-time 48 months Oct 2018
MSc Part-time 60 months Oct 2018
MSc Full-time 48 months Mar 2018
MSc Part-time 60 months Mar 2018
Stag Hill

Professional recognition

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as an approved programme for recordable qualifications.

Global opportunities

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify, your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Programme leader

Dr Pat Colliety

Our students

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Our graduates

  • Pahim Miah, PGDip Physician Associate

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  • Marianna Dalkou, MSc Health Psychology

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The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes. Please be aware that these specifications are applicable to the current academic year.

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Modules

 

Policies and regulations

Please refer to our academic regulations and student policies and regulations. These may be amended from time to time.

Learning and disability support

We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.

Student Personal Learning and Study Hub

SPLASH is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can assist you in developing your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.

Find out more about the study support available.

Additional Learning Support

ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

Students are encouraged to disclose their condition and register with the service so that they can be appropriately supported during their studies.

The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also provided to students where appropriate.

See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will have completed a Bachelors degree or have recently studied at FEHQ level 6. Individual advice will be provided by the Director of Studies.

Students will need to be entered on parts one or two of the NMC professional register, and will normally have at least two years’ post-registration experience.

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English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall, 7.0 in each component (or equivalent).

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Fees

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time Jan 2018 To be advised by the academic department To be advised by the academic department
Part-time Jan 2018 To be advised by the academic department To be advised by the academic department
Full-time Oct 2018 To be advised by the academic department To be advised by the academic department
Part-time Oct 2018 To be advised by the academic department To be advised by the academic department
Full-time Mar 2018 To be advised by the academic department To be advised by the academic department
Part-time Mar 2018 To be advised by the academic department To be advised by the academic department

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2018-19 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught programmes.

Funding

Loans, scholarships and financial support

There are many streams of funding for postgraduate students including awards, scholarships and loans. Learn more.

 

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Discounts for Surrey graduates

Thinking of continuing your education at Surrey? As an alumnus of Surrey you may be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught Masters programme fees.

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Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.

Contact us

General enquiries:

+44 (0)1483 681 681

Admissions enquiries:

+44-(0)1483-682-222

admissions@surrey.ac.uk

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