Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing MSc and PGDip

Current government policy recognises the need for specialist practitioner nurses who are prepared to take on leadership and management roles, develop research skills and be innovative and creative in practice. This postgraduate diploma aims to develop specialist practitioners who are competent to practise and able to influence and facilitate change within the community nursing environment. It enables nurses to qualify as community specialist practitioners able to influence and facilitate change within the community environment. Brunel also offers some modules from this programme as a CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development).

Entry requirements

Qualified nurse/midwife with active registration on part 1 or part 2 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Nursing Register. Ideally a 1st degree or a minimum of a diploma of higher education, plus evidence of recent study that demonstrates the applicant's readiness to study at postgraduate level. 2 satisfactory references of which one should be an academic reference. All applicants are required to be interviewed to ascertain their academic and professional readiness to undertake postgraduate study. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

Modules include: mental health and well being; developing specialist community public health nursing practice; health promotion and public health leadership; approaches to research; consolidated practice; dissertation; managing professional perspective. Optional modules include: nursing prescribing.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

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