1 year
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This course is for registered health professionals who have a role or interest in community health settings and who want to earn a further academic qualification.

Choosing the education route will enable you to develop your knowledge of educational theory, student learning and teaching techniques.

The course is especially suitable for qualified or prospective community nurses, midwives, paramedics and allied health professions, and community-based health practitioners working in the third sector in community or voluntary organisations.

You will benefit from the course if you wish to develop your operational or strategic role in community health, specialise in a particular area of practice, or develop your education or management knowledge and skills in relation to community health in the UK.

Although this course does not automatically provide licence to practise, it builds upon your existing skill set, making you well-placed for career advancement and leadership positions in your speciality. 

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally possess:

  • a good honours degree (normally first or 2:1) from a UK educational institution or equivalent recognised award from an overseas institution
  • recent professional qualifications and relevant experience, normally recognised registration or recordable qualification
  • directly relevant experience which will normally mean work that is recent (within the last five years), and has been based in health or social care, or engaged in community health-related, or voluntary sector settings. Applicants will need to demonstrate an ability to study and write at level 7
  • a clear rationale and interest
  • for personal and professional development in community health, and a commitment to masters level study.


  • There are no requirements for organising practice placements, but please note, some optional modules may require students to apply their learning to a practice setting so they will need to check the assessments if they are not already employed in a relevant health or social care setting.
  • Claims for the Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning (APeL) will be considered. As is normal in the Graduate Programme, this will differentiate between different levels, ie a maximum APeL of 90 Level 7 credits for a masters, 60 Level 7 credits for a PGDip, 30 Level 7 credits for a PGCert.
  • Students with disabilities are welcome and will have their needs addressed and reasonable adjustments made in accordance with the requirements of the Equalities Act and in accordance with university policy and practice.
  • If you are unable to meet the above requirements, you may be able to register for a standalone module. Students who are successful studying one module and are awarded credits may then be eligible, after consultation with the course leader, to enrol for further modules and the course.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 7.0 overall and a minimum of 6.5 in the other elements, or equivalent qualification.  Students with lower scores can enter through our extended masters programme