Taught course

Nursing Studies (Top-up for Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or SCPHN)

University of Southampton · Health Sciences

Entry requirements

You’ll need to: have passed your PG Diploma at the University of Southampton register for this master’s within 3 years of completing your PG Diploma in Nursing, or within 4 year of completing your Public Health Practice: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN)

Months of entry


Course content

As a University of Southampton student when you complete your PGDip you have the option to return to ‘top-up’ the diploma to MSc. The Master of Science Top-up Award aims to enhance your knowledge base and skills to be a critically aware practitioner able to appraise and, if necessary, challenge practice. You will be enabled to use effectively a philosophy of care that is based on evidence, to develop and lead service provision that meets the needs of a 21st century health and social care service. This is a part time programme which commences each September. You need to commence the programme within three years of completing your Postgraduate Diploma.

Information for international students

This programme is not open to international students.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
Not open to international applications

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Lyn Wilson (Course leader)