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Nursing (Public Health) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nursing Studies Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

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, and meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's standards for such training. Become eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor or School Nurse Embark upon a rewarding career as a health visitor or school nurse. Develop a pragmatic public health philosophy and an evidence-based skill set. The modern and diverse placements are designed to meet the changing needs of children, young people and families, and may include work with social services, in education or with a variety of organisations from the voluntary sector. They foster collaborations with those that work alongside health visitors and school nurses. You must have undertaken the PGDip in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and be registered with the NMC as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance with attendance


2 years

Start date



Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £8,000 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£2,670 for 60 credits).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have: a nursing related degree (120 level six credits); current registration on part one (nursing) or part two (midwifery) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council-s (NMC) register and have an active NMC PIN number; Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau) check; self-declaration of good health and character as required by the NMC; ability to demonstrate the potential to practise at specialist level on completion of the course.