Brunel University
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing PgDip
Brunel University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Do you have a first degree and are ready to study at postgraduate level? Are you a qualified nurse or midwife and looking for your next career step? Perhaps you would like to progress into a leadership or management role. This course enables you to specialise in one of three areas and on successful completion of the course you’ll be a qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in your chosen area. Our course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), granting a license to practice, so you’ll be eligible to apply for specialist community public health nurse posts within your specialism. You’ll be at the forefront of specialist nursing and be able to influence and facilitate change within the community environment.

Once you have successfully completed the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing PG Diploma at Brunel, you’ll have the option to apply to complete the MSc qualification by registering for a dissertation module for an additional fee.

On the PgDip programme you’ll follow one of our three specialist pathways:

Health Visiting You’ll learn to promote health and the prevention of ill health in a proactive and innovative way. This can be applied to individual, group and community levels within the context of national and international considerations.

Occupational Health Nursing This course covers health and safety at work, risk assessment, management of occupational disease and the promotion of physical and psychological health among the workforce.

School Nursing This course will prepare you to lead a school nursing team of variable skill mix, to promote school health and meet the health-related needs of children and adolescents at school and their families and carers.

Brunel University London also offers some modules from this programme as a CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development). To find out more and to apply, please click here.

If you are considering studying Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at Brunel University London, then you are committed to working jointly with the NHS to demonstrate the values and beliefs of the constitution.

NHS values Patients, public and staff have helped develop this expression of values that inspire passion in the NHS and that should underpin everything it does. Individual organisations will develop and build upon these values, tailoring them to their local needs. The NHS values provide common ground for co-operation to achieve shared aspirations, at all levels of the NHS.

You’ll be assessed through a range of project work, assignments, examinations and practice experience.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7 with no less than 6.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test with no less than 60% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT) 100 with a minimum of 20 in all subsections
PTE Academic 64 with a minimum of 51 in all sub scores

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, PgDip, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

- Qualified nurse/midwife with active registration on part one, or part two of the NMC Nursing Register (NMC PIN number should be provided within the application) with: - 2.2 or above in a Nursing Degree or - A Nursing Diploma of Higher Education or the equivalent of 120 level 3 credits will be considered with nursing experience. Two satisfactory references, one of which one should be an employment reference. - All applicants are required to be interviewed to ascertain their academic and professional readiness to undertake postgraduate study. Please note: This course may involve regular access to children and/or vulnerable adults, also known as regulated activity. Where this is the case, students will be legally required to register with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The DBS costs £51 (depending on the method of application) and is a one off payment. Please note that, in all cases, SCPHN students will complete this process through their employer or course sponsor, and not through the University. For further guidance please email [email protected].


Tuition Fees Specialist Community Public Health Nursing PgDip

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £13235 year 1

Additional fee information

An additional 60 credit module fee is charged for the dissertation for the award of MSc.

International students who are funded by the NHS will be charged the NHS fee. Fees should be available early summer, however this fee is paid by NHS London. Self-funded international students will be charged the displayed fee.

When they are confirmed, EU fees will be published on the Brunel website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Brunel University

Established in 1957, Brunel University is located in the large town of Uxbridge, in suburban London. Thanks to its location, Brunel University has numerous public transport connections to London, which students make use of for expanding their options when it comes to work experience placements. The admission rate is lower than in many universities, so applicants should prepare their personal statements and interviews well when applying to enrol here.

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