Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (School Nursing)

University of Surrey

48 months
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Combining practice with taught modules, this dynamic MSc Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (School Nursing) at the University of Surrey will give you the necessary skills to meet the challenges of modern healthcare while enhancing your academic, professional and clinical prowess.


Why choose this course

If you are a registered nurse or midwife, the MSc Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (School Nursing) at the University of Surrey will set you on the path to qualifying as a school nurse, a career which will see you working with children, young people and families, and making a significant impact on their lives. We will nurture your skills so that you can make your own mark in this profession and in public health.

What you will study

Completion of our MSc Public Health Practice with SCPHN (School Nursing) allows you to register the award with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Continually updated to match the evolving nature of healthcare, this course addresses the high-level clinical skills and in-depth understanding that prospective employers want. This course’s emphasis on hands-on practice will help you towards a seamless transition into a professional position.

Enhancing your understanding of the intricacies and challenges of modern healthcare, this course will give you access to the pioneering research conducted at Surrey to support your studies. During the course, you’ll learn about important values of modern healthcare such as compassion, advocacy, good communication, teamwork skills and respect and understanding of patients.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership in healthcare
  • Dissertation
  • Early intervention work with children, parents and carers
  • Health promotion: partnership and enablement
  • Professional practice in specialist community public health nursing
  • Public health assessment
  • Research design and methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General 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. 

Tuition Fee

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