Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

Swansea University · Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

To apply you will need to be:

  • First level nurse/midwife registered with NMC
  • Successful completion of Honours degree in UK
  • Enhanced current DBS disclosure
  • Appropriate Health Board host organisation and the availability of a suitable practice placement that has a current educational audit and the support of a Practice Teacher that meets the NMC requirements
  • Negotiated secondment

Months of entry


Course content

This Master’s Degree/Postgraduate Diploma aims to develop Specialist Community Public Health Nursing practitioners to work autonomously in a range of public health community settings.

Specialist Community Public Health Nurses play a crucial role in ensuring that children have the best start in life. They work in partnership with individuals and families and work together with a range of different health professionals including nursery nurses, social workers, GPs and education.

The course will prepare you for work in complex and varied settings including homes, schools and the wider community. You will become a knowledgeable practitioner with excellent managerial and interpersonal capabilities.

Fees and funding

Secured funding (HEIW funded places only apply to nurses or midwives working for the NHS in Wales). Nurses / midwives working outside the NHS or outside Wales must provide evidence of funding on application.

Throughout the programme you are expected to maintain your registration and practice in accordance with The Code: Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives (2015).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358