Taught course

Public Health Practice with SCPHN

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

MSc/ PGDip Public Health Practice with SCPHN Students will normally hold a previously accumulated credit volume of 360 FHEQ Level 4-6 credits, of which at least 120 will be at FHEQ Level 6, and be named on Part One or Part Two of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Register (NMC 2006a). Students applying for the Postgraduate Diploma Public Health Practice/MSc Public Health Practice with SCPHN endorsement will also need to secure sponsorship from a community healthcare provider. Advertisements for sponsorship will be on NHS Jobs. There is a joint selection process between the providers and the University.

Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor;Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nurse.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This dynamic programme enables registered nurses to develop the academic and professional skills you’ll need to qualify as a Health Visitor and to practice in the fast-changing and complex area of public health care.

A Health Visitor needs high level clinical skills and an in-depth understanding of the context within which public health is delivered. Health Visitors also need to understand how care is commissioned, who funds it and how they can influence these decisions.

Our Public Health Practice with SCPHN programme will advance your clinical skills as well as your ability to critically analyse and lead on innovation and change in the public health environment.

There are two pathways to choose from: Health Visiting or School Nursing.

Information for international students

IELTS min overall 7.0, IELTS min by component 7.0

Fees and funding

UK/EU Fees are set by SHA.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222