Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Glasgow Caledonian University · School of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent), Nursing and Midwifery Council first level registered; Practice Teacher availability.

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

Months of entry


Course content

Make a difference in the lives and well-being of children and families while advancing your career with our PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN). Communities have diverse needs and challenges – and we’ve designed a programme that will prepare you to meet them.

As a health visitor or school nurse, you’ll have the opportunity to serve the common good on a daily basis, promoting better health at an individual, group and community level. And at GCU, you’ll get a world-class education from an institution with a long history of training in the field.

We’ll help you develop the skills you need for effective and efficient treatment, with a child- and family-centred approach that empowers providers and patients alike. With a focus on preventive and anticipatory care, you’ll take on a unique role in health service, collaborating with and encouraging new parents and their families.

You’ll use the lessons you learn in GCU’s friendly, diverse and thriving community to build rapport, offering support and encouragement wherever you go next.

Information for international students

Candidate require an academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

International students who do not meet the academic requirements may be eligible for the International Graduate Diploma programme. Successful completion of this INTO course with the required grades means guaranteed conditional offer of a place on the degree programme at Glasgow Caledonian University.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630