Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
Imperial College London Featured Masters Courses
Cranfield University Featured Masters Courses
University of Birmingham Featured Masters Courses
Newcastle University Featured Masters Courses
    College of Human and Health Sciences Logo
  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

    Social Work

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    MSc: 3 years part-time; PGDip: 2 years part-time; PGCert: 1 year part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    For current fees visit our website

  • Last Updated

    10 September 2018

The Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course provides a flexible opportunity for practitioners wishing to enhance their leadership, research and educational expertise within community and primary and public healthcare practice.

Key Features of Community and Primary Healthcare Practice


  • a new course designed to help practitioners develop their role in community, primary care and public health practice.

Teaching and Employability:

  • closely linked to current Welsh Government and Department of Health policy, practice and services
  • students are encouraged to explore and reflect on their own community and primary healthcare practice with the potential for contribution to the development of innovative, cross-disciplinary research outputs
  • the course enhances career development and promotion opportunities for successful students
  • students are supported in clinical practice by an experienced and prepared mentor

To ensure that our communities are strong and sustainable, it is important to continue to improve the health and well-being of our population.

The government’s investment in public health and primary care emphasises the importance of good leadership and the need for innovative practice.

Community practitioners are vital to improving the health of the population as they are committed to working with individuals, families and communities within the public health agenda.

Their expertise in public health allows them to have insight into how social and environmental factors can influence the health and well-being of people in society.

This course helps practitioners to develop their role in protecting, promoting and improving public health.

The Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course uses a range of teaching and learning methods which offer a variety of opportunities. Teaching is carried out through formal taught sessions and discussion groups/seminars using action-based learning approaches. 

The degree offers the option for students to engage in a work-based learning module as part of the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma programmes.

Community and Primary Healthcare Practice Course Structure

The Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course is a modular postgraduate course consisting of 180 credits at level M.

The course is offered on a part-time basis with completion typically within three years.


Community and Primary Healthcare Practice students are assessed throughout their coursework (e.g. written assignments such as research projects and essays and seminar presentations) and a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words. 

Work Placements

The MSc Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course offers students the option to engage in a work-based learning module. This requires an arrangement between the student, personal tutor and practice facilitator and as such will require collaboration with the NHS Health Boards and/or independent healthcare sector to ensure adequate support and supervision in the workplace.

Existing partnerships are well established and this programme will suit current arrangements.

Additional Support

Pastoral support is offered by academic tutors and the Swansea University student support and health services are recommended to students and stipulated in student handbooks. 

Blackboard has a dedicated tab for student services which provides money advice, information about wellbeing services, equal opportunities and accommodation issues.

In cases where students have personal or any other kind of problems that they would prefer not to discuss with College lecturers, they are able to talk with a Student Counsellor. 

Similarly, if lecturers feel that the concern the student has expressed is better discussed with the Student Counsellor, they will suggest to the student that he or she make an appointment for an interview.


Modules on the Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course may include:

  • Continuing Your Professional Development in Community and Primary Health Care Practice
  • Working in Community and Primary Health Care Practice
  • Working in Community and Primary Mental Health Care Practice
  • Working with Individuals, Families & Communities in Primary Health Care Practice

Who should apply?

The Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course is suitable for:

  • any registered practitioner working in a community related role e.g. Specialist Community Public Health Nurses, General Practice nurses, Community Mental Health nurses, Community Children’s Nurses, District Nurses and other allied practitioners already in the UK.

Staff Expertise

The Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course sits within the Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences.

The community and public health team is well-qualified and experienced. It comprises one professor and four lecturers.  Members of the team are registered with the:

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Community Practitioners and Health Visitor Association (CPHVA)
  • Queen's Nursing Institute

All academic members of the team hold a Master’s degree and/or a Doctorate.

Postgraduate Community

The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience. 


In addition, students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities and equipment for realistic workplace experiences.

Visit the Community and Primary Healthcare Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!





Enquire About This Course

Recipient: Swansea University

* required field

Please correct the errors indicated below to send your enquiry

Your enquiry has been emailed successfully