Taught course

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing - Adult (pre-registration)

University of Southampton · Health Sciences

Entry requirements

2:2 Honours degree (minimum)

Months of entry


Course content

Dreamt of becoming a nurse and already hold a degree? This graduate entry accelerated course gives you the expertise needed to care for adult clients in a broad range of increasingly complex situations both in hospital and in the community.

The course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), with whom you will be eligible to register after successful completion.

Our programme also enables applicants who are already graduate nurses to gain registration in a second field of practice in around 20 months through recognition of their prior learning.

Nursing at the University of Southampton ranks 9th in the world and 3rd in the UK (QS World Rankings by Subject 2021))

Typical Course Content (Modules): An Introduction to Professional Practice (level 7); Fundamental Aspects of Care for GEN; Global and Public Health; Part 1 Practice Placement 1 for PG DIp; Part 1 Practice Placement 2 for GEN; Part 2 Practice Placement 1 for GEN; Person Centred Nursing Care;

Fees and funding

UK students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0) 23 8059 5500