University of Surrey
Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) MSc
University of Surrey

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Why choose this course -Study a hands-on, clinical curriculum to develop the knowledge and clinical skills needed to work with children, young people and families as a specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) health visitor, and lead on innovation and change within public heath -Spend half of your training in clinical placements to practise your skills in healthcare settings, under the supervision of qualified practitioners -Learn from a multidisciplinary team of lecturers, who are all healthcare professionals with experience of working in the NHS -Register your qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

What you will study

You’ll develop the values that employers and the public need from modern healthcare professionals, such as compassion, advocacy, good communication, teamwork skills, and respect and understanding of patients.

You’ll critically examine and develop awareness of the key concepts of public health and health promotion. You’ll analyse data to identify health needs and develop health promotion interventions to address contemporary public health issues. We’ll teach you the fundamentals about safeguarding children, young people and adults, empowering you to play a pro-active role in their protection.

You’ll study topics, including early intervention work with families, leadership, mental health, public health, and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. You’ll have the opportunity to complete a research dissertation in an area of personal interest, which we’ll match with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support.

Assessment methods for students wishing to complete the MSc will include a dissertation.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting), MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

A minimum 2.2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must be currently registered as a healthcare professional to apply.

English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall, 7.0 in each component (or equivalent).

For current entry requirements, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details.


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 University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is a government funded research university located in Guildford, England. The university’s stated goals are to become a leading global university performing important research and innovation, creating great researchers and achieving outcomes which make important contributions to society.

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