University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing MSc is for registered nurses and midwives who want to earn both a professional qualification as a school nurse or health visitor, and an academic award at Master's level. The course equips nurses to be innovative and creative in their response to the needs of various client groups across different settings of public health practice. On completion of the course you will be able to show that you can meet the 10 key areas of public health practice required for 2nd level registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2004).

Entry requirements

Registration as nurse or midwife with Nursing and Midwifery Council; 1st degree normally at 2.1 or above; 2 years post-registration experience, normally in the community; working in a relevant community practice placement, and committed to a public health approach to practice; interview; all applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Course modules

Core modules: A choice of research module; transforming practice; capacity building for early intervention; a critical approach to practising public health; taking research into practice. Options: child protection: enhancing practice; health promotion.

Sponsorship information

This course is funded by the NHS for both home and overseas students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Falmer Campus Brighton BN1 9PH South East

Key information

Course Enquiries
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01273 644644