Skip to content

Nurse speaking to patient
Year of Entry 2021/22
MSc

Nursing (Public Health)

Distance learning Nursing and midwifery

Gain sought-after postgraduate credentials as a public health nurse.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £8,490 for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
When do I start? September 2021
January 2022

Course summary

  • 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
Watch course leader Patricia Day talk about this course.

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 Day
Patricia Day
Senior 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


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as

  • a health visitor
  • a school nurse

Accreditation

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


Entry requirements

All students

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.


Modules

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.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation 60 Credits Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £8,490 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£710 for 15 credits or £1,415 for 30 credits).

† 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.

Students sat on a sofa

Postgraduate student loans

Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.

Learn more

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, 247.4KB)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

Responsible for this course?

Find out how you can update the information on this page.

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry. If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

Not ready to apply just yet?

Why not come to our next open day? Open days are the perfect place to talk to staff and students, visit our campuses and get all the information you need. Alternatively, feel free to ask us a question.

Come to an open day Ask a question

Where next?

Find out more about Sheffield Hallam's postgraduate opportunities and community.

PG prospectus

Order a prospectus

Find out everything you need to know about studying at Sheffield Hallam.

Order your copy today
Students at an open day

Come to an open day

You can chat to teaching and admissions staff, view our facilities and learn more about your funding options.

Book now
International students sat around a table

Information for international students

Information for international students including entry requirements by country and funding.

Learn more
Share this page

Cancel event

Are you sure you want to cancel your place on Saturday 12 November?

Close