Taught course

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing - Adult (pre-registration)

University of Southampton · Faculty of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with lower second-class honours or higher, GCSE English language and maths 4-9 or A*-C. Graduates with relevant academic and clinical experience can choose to register for a Masters degree instead of the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing. You will be required to successfully complete a Recognition of Prior Learning claim prior to entry to the programme. Satisfactory health and police checks

Months of entry


Course content

This intense two year postgraduate diploma provides graduates with the opportunity to develop the expertise required for contemporary nursing practice and health care. You will learn from world-leading researchers, inspiring and experienced educators, and expert practitioners. In both theory and practice you will be supported to develop the broad range of knowledge and skills necessary to provide, evaluate, and lead excellent, compassionate nursing care for individuals, families and communities as a member of multidisciplinary teams and across a range of healthcare settings.

This programme represents two-thirds of a masters degree. The outstanding third may be taken in future through a top-up course

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Health Sciences
+44 (0) 23 8059 5500