Taught course

Nursing (Public Health)

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

To complete the postgraduate diploma you need

• 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

If you are shortlisted you attend a joint NHS and Sheffield Hallam interview. You must bring original copies of your qualifications, certificates, NMC registration, course application form and references with you. This interview is your opportunity to demonstrate that you have the personal, NHS values based and intellectual qualities to complete the course and meet the required standards to become a student health visitor or school nurse. You must show how you strive to improve health and wellbeing and peoples experience of the NHS.

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English. This course is only open to home or EU students. We are currently not accepting applications from international students.

Months of entry


Course content

If you are a post-registration nurse, this course gives you the opportunity to specialise in exciting and challenging public health nursing roles as a health visitor or school nurse. Successfully completing your studies means you fulfil the Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements to practise in these roles.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at https://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-discounts to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-72 months months
full time
24 months months
part time
36-72 months months

Course contact details

Health and Wellbeing
+44 (0)114 225 5555