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Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing)

12 months
11240 GBP/year
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In this Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) programme from City, University of London you will combine the latest research and theory with practical work-based learning on these programmes for qualified nurses and midwives. 


In this Public Health (School Nursing, Health Visiting and District Nursing) programme from City, University of London you will learn with expert practitioners and researchers who are leaders in community-based healthcare, enhancing your career and enabling you to contribute to research in the field.

Benefits of this course

You will cover a wide range of areas that influence community-based healthcare, including:

  • public health policy, practice, care delivery and service development
  • the social and cultural perspectives of public health, health and disease
  • the role of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working in relation to public health practice
  • essential skills and knowledge to practise autonomously and organise and appraise practice and learning
  • competency to prescribe from the community practitioner formulary for nurse prescribers.


Depending on which practitioner route you follow, on successful completion of this programme, you will be eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Specialist Practice District Nurse, or to register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse if you want to become a health visitor or school nurse.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Exploring Public Health  
  • Health Policy and Politics 
  • Professional Practice 
  • Innovations in Health Care: Leadership and Management Perspectives 
  • Clinical Assessment in Primary Care 
  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber
  • Early Intervention for Working with Children, Young People and Families 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • District Nursing applicants require active registration on Part 1 of the NMC register as an Adult Nurse, and need to have had two years’ experience in a community setting.
  • Applicants for Health Visiting and School Nursing programmes should also have active registration on Part one or Part two of the NMC Register.
BSc (Hons)
  • You should have 120 academic credits at level 5 (HE Diploma)
Graduate Diploma
  • You should have 120 academic credits at level 6 (HE Degree). You degree may be of a lower second classification or less or you may not wish to proceed to postgraduate level study
Postgraduate Diploma / MSc
  • You should have an undergraduate degree in a health or allied subject with either a first or upper second classification. You are required to present evidence of study in the past five years at HE level six or above.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    11240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11240 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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