Postgraduate ( full-time, part-time)
Course duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.
The full-time version of this course is offered at both Cambridge and Chelmsford and the part-time version is offered at Cambridge only.
Theory: one to two days per week, 9am–4pm; practice: one to three days per week, 9am–5pm.
Part-time teaching times: Thursdays 9am-4pm (Cambridge)
Please note, this course is open to UK and EU applicants only, as it is a work-based course.
Applications should be made to local Primary Care Organisations (PCOs) who will undertake joint selection with us. Visit NHS jobs to find suitable vacancies.
Specialise in improving the health and wellbeing of children, family and populations. Combining theory and practice, our course will prepare you for part three Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) registration on completion.
Take your nursing or midwifery qualifications a step further with our challenging public health course. It leads to a Postgraduate Diploma that you can then ‘top up’ to a Masters Degree.
You’ll learn through a structured series of taught modules, which are interspersed with high-quality placements guided by experienced practice teachers.
The curriculum covers the theory and practicalities of working with children and families, as well as wider public health challenges such as critical policy review and strategic leadership & commissioning.
You can also expand your nursing responsibilities with the Nurse Prescribing module. On completing the course you can register to prescribe from the community practitioners’ formulary.
Course contact: Louise Perrin
The support during this course has been exemplary. The whole team, lecturers and administrators, have always been willing to assist myself and other students
You’ll be qualified to work as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, with skills that are also applicable to other roles in public health, safeguarding or primary care and community agencies.
Placements range from one to three days a week, with a final ten-week, five-day-a-week period of consolidated practice at the end.
Links with industry and professional recognition
Our course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods, including, essays, case studies, a critical incident analysis, competency based portfolio and a critical policy review.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
This course is fully funded
Places on this course are fully funded by Health Education East of England and the sponsoring employers.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
Full-time postgraduate ()
Full-time, part-time postgraduate ()
September 2018, January 2019
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