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Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) MSc

Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Visiting Health Promotion Medical Assistant Skills (Hospital)

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course

Combining taught modules with hands-on practice, this course will give you the necessary skills to meet the challenges of modern healthcare while enhancing your academic, professional and clinical prowess.

If you are a registered nurse or midwife, our MSc Public Health Practice with SCPHN (Health Visiting) course will set you on the path to qualify as a health visitor, a career which will see you working with children and families, making a significant impact on their lives. We nurture your skills so you can make your own mark in this profession and the future of public health.

What you will study

Completion of our MSc Public Health Practice with SCPHN (Health Visiting) allows you to register the academic award with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Continually updated to match the evolving nature of healthcare, this course addresses the high-level clinical skills and in-depth understanding that prospective employers want. This course’s strong emphasis on hands-on practice will help you towards a seamless transition into a professional position.

Enhancing your understanding of the intricacies and challenges of modern public healthcare, this course will give you access to the pioneering research conducted at Surrey to support your studies. During the course, you’ll learn about important values of modern healthcare such as compassion, advocacy, good communication, teamwork skills and respect and understanding of patients.

Professional recognition

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as an approved programme for the specialist community public health nursing part of the register.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Different course options

Full time | Kate Granger Building (Surrey Research Park) | 4 years | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date



This module integrates theory learned in this module and all core programme modules and enables students to develop skills in practice using the appropriate evidence base. Students are supported in practice by a Practice Teacher and where appropriate a mentor to progress to a stage of competency in all domains of SCPHN practice. On successful completion of all aspects of the module and the SCPHN programme, the University will inform the NMC that the student is eligible to register their qualification. This must be done within 5 years from the identified start of the programme. If there is a need for interrupt, the student’s acquired knowledge and skills need to remain valid in order to allow them to achieve the proficiencies set by the NMC, so where necessary, some taught content and assessed practice experience may need to be repeated.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

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

A minimum 2.2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must be currently registered as a healthcare professional to apply.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more