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Advanced District Nursing, PgCert | PgDip | MSc

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #801 (QS) ,
This MSc Advanced District Nursing course offered at the Robert Gordon University is aimed at experienced registered nurses with experience in acute or primary care settings, who wish to build on their experience and transfer their learning in order to develop the higher level of knowledge and skills required for specialist and advanced practice in district nursing.


At the Robert Gordon University studying the MSc the Advanced District Nursing aims to equip students with contemporary knowledge to take forward the rapidly changing primary care agenda. It will enable a critical, innovative and reflective approach to address the healthcare needs of individuals, families, carers, groups and communities.

The Advanced District Nursing programme is offered by Robert Gordon University. Students need to be sponsored or supported by an NHS Board in order to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for practice assessment.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Job Prospects

The programme recognises the accepted international benchmark for advanced practice and trains you to be highly experienced and educated member of care teams who can diagnose and treat healthcare needs or make a referral to an appropriate specialist.

This programme will prepare you for an advanced clinical role in a range of healthcare settings. You will develop the decision-making, research and leadership skills required to deal with complex clinical situations. The programme is designed to allow you to continue and develop your knowledge and skills within your own areas of practice, enabling you to accelerate your career progression.

It also allows you to continue to develop knowledge and skills within your own areas of practice to accelerate your career progression.


This course is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Evidence to Inform Practice
  • Advanced Concepts Of Improving Health And Wellbeing
  • Advanced Contemporary District Nursing
  • Specialist Practice In District Nursing
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Clinical History Taking And Examination Skills For Advanced Practice
  • Managing Long Term Conditions
  • Leading And Advancing Specialist Practice In District Nursing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for this programme will normally be an honours degree or its equivalent. In addition, because of the work based nature of the programme, all students must be working in clinical practice or sponsored by a Health Board and have access to a practice teacher/ practice facilitator. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11350 GBP per module and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6270 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6270 GBP per module and a duration of 18 months.
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Distance Learning Part-time

  • £2,350 for year 1
  • £2,350 for year 2
  • £1,570 for year 3

Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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