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MSc (Hons) Community Health Studies (Specialist Practitioner - Community Children’s Nursing)

MSc (Hons) Community Health Studies (Specialist Practitioner - Community Children’s Nursing)

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Children's Nursing Children / Youth (Social Work) Community Medicine Child Development (Education) Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This multi-professional MSc Children’s Community Nursing course is designed for qualified children’s nurses wishing to consolidate or prepare for a leadership role within a community context.

Being able to critically analyse and evaluate both policy and practice is a central focus of this course. It aims to develop professionals who can independently access information and use it to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base for community nursing care.

It will advance your knowledge of the management of children with complex needs, life-limiting conditions and specialist care requirements, and provide you with the skills to support families for whom the focus is providing care closer to home.

You will develop specialist knowledge in decision making, law, ethics and multi-disciplinary teamwork, as well as the confidence to lead, develop and bring about change in community and primary care.

You will gain a recordable specialist practice qualification in Children’s Community Nursing as well as the Masters qualification, and have your professional competencies, as set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), assessed in theory and practice through 40 days of practical clinical placements. This Community Children's Nursing course is currently funded by the Workforce, Education and Development Services department of Welsh Government.


You will be assessed by a range of methods including writing essays and case studies, formal presentations, poster presentations, examinations, dissertation, literature reviews and clinical practice assessments.


Undertaking this Children’s Community Nursing course ensures you will graduate with the knowledge, skills, competencies and capacity to provide safe and effective nursing care in community settings. Additionally, having employees with a specialist practitioner qualification is valued by nursing managers, commissioners and the Welsh Government.


This module prepares you to develop specialist knowledge and specialist clinical expertise, within the complex and changing context of caring for, and working with, children, young people, and their families in community settings.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

These courses are normally supported by Welsh Government commissioners in collaboration with NHS University health Boards

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

These courses are normally supported by Welsh Government commissioners in collaboration with NHS University health Boards

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a first level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and be on part 8 or 15 of the NMC register. They must have acquired a credit rating of 120 credits at Level 6 (Degree) or studied previously at Level 7, e.g. postgraduate diploma. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on the Child & Adult Workforce and Child and Adult Barring Lists. (Overseas equivalent required for Non-UK applicants).

University information

The University of South Wales (USW) is progressive and career-oriented university, which provides high quality tuition and course content developed in collaboration with key employers and industry-leading professional partners. The university offers a huge selection of courses, over 500 in total, and a comprehensive selection of postgraduate taught and research programmes which are internationally regarded. Courses are designed with the needs of...more