This Master’s Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) programme at Swansea University aims to develop Specialist Community Public Health Nursing practitioners to work autonomously in a range of public health community settings.


Specialist Community Public Health Nurses play a crucial role in ensuring that children have the best start in life. They work in partnership with individuals and families and work together with a range of different health professionals including nursery nurses, social workers, GPs and education.

The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) programme at Swansea University will prepare you for work in complex and varied settings including homes, schools and the wider community. You will become a knowledgeable practitioner with excellent managerial and interpersonal capabilities.

Career opportunities

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, you will gain the recordable qualification of Specialist Community Public Health School Nurse. 

There will be an option to progress to part 2 of the programme in order to complete the dissertation module and to graduate with an MSc in SCPHN practice. Additional funding will be required in order to complete the final 60 credit dissertation module to gain the full Master’s degree.


Accredited by The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Safeguarding in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Practice
  • Professional Development of Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Practice
  • Promoting the Public Health of Populations
  • Research and Development in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Practice
  • Facilitating the Health and Well-being of Children, Young People and Families
  • Consolidating SCPHN Practice
  • Promoting Emotional Well-Being of Children and Young People

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To apply you will need to be:

  • First level nurse / midwife registered with NMC
  • Successful completion of Honours degree in UK
  • Enhanced current DBS disclosure
  • Appropriate Health Board host organisation and the availability of a suitable practice placement that has a current educational audit and the support of a Practice Teacher that meets the NMC requirements.
  • Negotiated secondment

Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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