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MSc Community Health Care Nursing (top-up)

University of Bolton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Bolton

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

If you already have a PgDip in Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) this course allows you to extend your studies to master’s level. We’ll support and guide you as you undertake the substantial piece of independent inquiry involved in completing the MSc Community Health Care Nursing (top-up) qualification.

Course Details

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. Our MSc Community Health Care Nursing (top-up) 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.

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.
  • We’ll also support you to gain a strong appreciation of the evidence-based concepts that underpin modern health and social care, and the value of research in advancing theory and practice in the field.

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.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

The context of community healthcare nursing practice, both within and outside of the NHS, is constantly changing and offers opportunities for career development and innovative approaches to service provision. This course can support your progression towards becoming a nursing leader for the future

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University information

University of Bolton

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  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 77 6

    17th out of 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 128
    101 79%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.45 89%


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