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Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (School Nursing)

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
Lower Second Class

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

To be confirmed

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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