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Primary Care (Practice Nursing) MSc/PGDip/BSc (Hons)/GDip



What will I learn?

Key information

Primary care is central to the health and well-being of individuals and communities, providing the majority of preventive, treatment and rehabilitation services. You will learn about the latest theory and practice influencing primary care provision and critically evaluate approaches to developing and delivering effective services.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

A mix of core and elective modules will allow you to build essential professional knowledge while also pursuing your own particular areas of interest.

The programme is focused on clinical practice, with a strong emphasis on analysing and interpreting theory and research and applying evidence to the practice setting.

The flexible modular structure means that you can study to undergraduate, postgraduate diploma or master’s level.

Who is this course for?

If you are a registered nurse working in general practice this programme will enable you to develop your professional skills supported by the latest research and evidence-based practice.


Successful completion of your programme will equip you with additional specialist knowledge that will enhance your clinical practice and demonstrate your commitment to your profession.

You will be well placed to progress in your career, and specialise in certain clinical areas and the care and management of long-term conditions.

You will also have the research and analytical skills to introduce innovations in service provision, enabling you to make a substantial contribution within the general practice environment.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
This course is not suitable for students who are not eligible to work in the UK.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2024


City, University of London

Northampton Square,

City of London,

EC1V 0HB, England

Entry requirements

For international students

To study the MSc/ Post Graduate Diploma you will need 120 credits at Level 6. You must have current registration on Part 1 or Part 2 of the NMC register and have no restrictions placed on your registration at the point of application and/or during the tenure of your programme. You must be employed as a GPN and this must be continuous for the duration of your programme. You must have an honours undergraduate degree with either a First or a 2.1 classification. We will need to see evidence that you have undertaken study in the past 5 years (including assessment results). In addition to the listed entry requirements, if your first language is not English you will also need one of the following: IELTS: 7.0 with at least 6:5 in all components; TOEFL 100 overall with 24 in Writing, 20 in Listening, 19 Reading and 20 Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London

About City

City, University of London is located in the heart of the UK’s capital and has a 126-year history of quality education.

  • 20,000 students from over 160 countries
  • Ranked 3rd in London for student satisfaction
  • Range of study options and degrees
  • Excellent student support services

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