Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Health Visiting

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed the Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting before applying for the top up award.


Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This is your opportunity to become a specialist community public health nurse. You will explore the theories linked to health behaviours and public health promotion, and you will be able to assess the health needs of individuals, families and the wider community to promote good health and prevent illness. As a health visitor, you will have a crucial role to play in ensuring young people have the best start in life and you will help to implement and drive forward public health initiatives.

The postgraduate diploma will give you the expertise to work as specialist community public health nurse. You will normally be required to have studied the diploma before starting the masters. The MSc programme will see you undertake an extended project relevant to your clinical practice, which will take an additional year of study.

By critically analysing leadership and management in clinical practice, you will understand how complex health and social care services can be successfully delivered, especially in relation to health visitor nursing.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113