Taught course

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing - Child (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

Our two year postgraduate diploma fully prepares graduates to deliver outstanding contemporary nursing care to neonates, children, adolescents and their families across a range of healthcare settings. Learning from world leading researchers, inspiring and experienced educators, and expert practitioners you will acquire the skills to build relationships in situations of health, acute illness, trauma, developmental delay and challenging outcomes. Over the two years of the programme you will rapidly transition into a practitioner who applies evidence, their values and communication skills when making complex decisions, coordinating care and advocating for the needs of children.

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