Community Specialist Practice PGDip

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

Registration as nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council under:

  • General Practice Nursing RN1, RNA
  • Nursing in the Home (District Nursing) RN1, RNA.


  • normally hold a health-related degree at 2:1 or above
  • have successfully completed study within the last five years
  • normally have a minimum of six months' post-registration experience, preferably in the community
  • demonstrate the potential to benefit from masters-level study.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.


Research Methods
This module, shared with other students in the graduate programme, facilitates the development of knowledge and skills required to inform evidence-based practice, and prepares students for completion of a dissertation.

Research Evidence in Practice
This is a practice-based module focusing on the evidence underpinning clinical practice and theory – practice relationships.

Transforming Practice: the challenges of change
The aim of this module is to develop practitioners who will take a lead role in the management and development of effective strategies for health and social care interventions. This module is shared across the community nursing programmes with level 6 students.

Nurse Prescribing from the Community Nurse Prescribers Formulary
This module is mandatory for those undertaking the Nursing in the Home / District Nursing pathway.

In addition to the core modules mentioned above, you can choose from a wide choice of optional modules which allow you to study topics of personal and professional interest, including:

  • Leadership and Management 
  • Practising Public Health
  • Assessing Individuals and Families
  • Practice Development through Work-based Learning
  • Investigating Health and Social Care.

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