Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Brunel University, London · Clinical Sciences

Entry requirements

  • Qualified nurse/midwife with active registration on part one, or part two, of the NMC Nursing Register.
  • Ideally a first degree or a minimum of a diploma of higher education, plus evidence of recent study that demonstrates the applicant’s readiness to study at postgraduate level.
  • Two satisfactory references, one of which one should be an academic reference.
  • All applicants are required to be interviewed to ascertain their academic and professional readiness to undertake postgraduate study.

Months of entry


Course content

Current government policy recognises the need for specialist practitioner nurses who are prepared to take on leadership and management roles, develop research skills and be innovative and creative in practice.

This postgraduate diploma aims to develop specialist practitioners who are competent to practise and able to influence and facilitate change within the community nursing environment. It enables nurses to qualify as community specialist practitioners able to influence and facilitate change within the community environment.

Brunel also offers some modules from this programme as a CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development).

The following specialisms are available:

  • Health Visiting: Develops skills in the promotion of health and the prevention of ill health at the individual, group and community level.
  • Occupational Health Nursing: Develops skills in the provision of healthcare in the workplace.
  • School Nursing: Develops practitioners able to lead a school nursing team and plan quality health care for school children and their families.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 7 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 64 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 70% (min 60% in all areas)

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
18 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1895 265599