Everything you need to know...
- Build upon your qualifications and registered nurse status, attaining further specialist credentials.
- Embark upon a rewarding career as a health visitor or school nurse.
- Develop a pragmatic public health philosophy and an evidence-based skill set.
This course is open to applicants who hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting and School Nursing). You'll gain the skills and experience you need for full-time practice.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
You will manage most of your own workload, but will also be supported by a supervisor. You’ll set mutually agreed deadlines, arrange meetings and share your work with your supervisor to get the most out of your learning. You’ll be encouraged to create and set your own research goals, helping you to develop your knowledge of your subject area.
At the start of the course you submit a proposal outlining what you have chosen to study. Masters dissertation projects can be very diverse and can include:
- research projects
- evaluation projects
- service development projects
- advanced professional practice projects
- theoretical or literature based projects
- You learn through self-directed study and supervised learning
Course leaders and tutors
Patricia DaySenior Lecturer
I am passionate about teaching public health nursing. I have remained in practice as a school nurse and sexual health practitioner whilst teaching at the university. … Read more
This course prepares you for a career as
- a health visitor
- a school nurse
This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor or School Nurse.
You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in the UK.
To access the full course and gain the NMC recognised qualifications, you need to be sponsored by an employing NHS organisation (hence have NHS contract for the length of the course).
Where will I study?
You study this course online from any location
Completion of the PGDip in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing) award
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
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Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time undergraduate study in 2023/24 is £4,625 per year (based on studying 60 credits per year). These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. If you study a lower number of credits per year, your fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Nursing and midwifery courses (PDF, 244.4KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.