University of Chester

University of Chester

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

The programme provides opportunities for the development of a critically informed understanding of contemporary issues in community and primary care and encourages an interprofessional approach to the study of specialist community public health nursing practice; 3 pathways exist within in the programme: they are health visiting; occupational health; school nursing; the programme is 50 percent theory and 50 percent practice, with the theoretical component undertaken at the university and the practical component in a clinical setting, under the supervision of a qualified professional mentor from the chosen specialist pathway.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be registered on the appropriate part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register; all must have successfully completed a degree in nursing or a health-related field; all applicants must have a minimum of 2 years' post-registration experience; candidates who do not possess the full 2 years of experience in the specialist area may exceptionally be admitted to the programme using the following criteria all of which must be met; support from sponsoring trust or organisation; evidence of practice in a closely related area of specialism.

Course modules

Core modules include: Health improvement and well being in context; health improvement and well being in action; leading innovative contemporary practice; research; specialist community public health practice; optional modules include: the working environment; brief interventions for mental health; safeguarding vulnerable groups in society; developing alliances in working with children, young people and families.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used including examinations, written reports, assignments, seminar presentations, oral examination and portfolio.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,140 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 8,640 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 7,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 460 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Riverside Campus Chester CH1 1SF North West

Key information

Health and Social Care Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000