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BSc in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Brunel University London, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 27,201

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Are you a qualified nurse or midwife and looking for your next career step? Perhaps you would like to progress into a leadership or management role.
  • This course enables you to specialise in one of three areas and on successful completion of the course you’ll be a qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in your chosen area. Our course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), granting a license to practice so you’ll be eligible to apply for specialist community public health nurse posts within your specialism.

You can choose from the following three pathways:

Health Visiting

  • You’ll learn to promote health and the prevention of ill health in a proactive and innovative way. This can be applied to individual, group and community levels within the context of national and international considerations.

Occupational Health Nursing

  • This course covers health and safety at work, risk assessment, management of occupational disease and the promotion of physical and psychological health among the workforce.
  • If you choose this pathway, you’ll be eligible for free membership to Inspiring Occupational Health (iOH). Benefits include a wide range of services including full access to the iOH website, support line, subsidised events, networking opportunities and access to exclusive iOH publications for one year.

Please note this pathway is closed for 2020 entry, but we are accepting applications for 2021 entry.

School Nursing

  • This course will prepare you to lead a school nursing team of variable skill mix, to promote school health and meet the health-related needs of children and adolescents at school and their families and carers.
  • For Occupational Health Nursing, you should apply direct to Brunel. For Health Visiting and School Nursing, you should apply via NHS jobs. See Apply Now button.
  • Brunel University London also offers some modules from this programme as a CPPD (Continuing Personal and Professional Development). To find out more and to apply, please click here.
  • If you are considering studying Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at Brunel University London, then you are committed to working jointly with the NHS to demonstrate the values and beliefs of the constitution.
  • The NHS Values are shaped by patients, public and staff have helped develop this expression of values that inspire passion in the NHS and that should underpin everything it does. Individual organisations will develop and build upon these values, tailoring them to their local needs. The NHS values provide common ground for co-operation to achieve shared aspirations, at all levels of the NHS.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

UK entry requirements

  • Qualified nurse with active registration on the NMC Nursing Register part one or two (NMC PIN number should be provided within the application). Two satisfactory references of which one should be an employment reference.
  • All applicants are required to be interviewed to ascertain their professional readiness to undertake the programme.
  • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is available for students with insufficient credits to be considered on the BSc course. Students are assessed on an individual basis.
  • You’ll benefit from a course designed to combine your professional education with academic excellence. You’ll continue to gain valuable work experience while you study, as half of your time will be spent on supervised practice placements.

Please note, you'll only study the 'Managing Professional Perspectives in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing' module that relates to your chosen pathway. 

  • This course can be studied 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1

  • CM3700 - The Application of Evidence for SCPHN Practice
  • CM3602 - Consolidated Practice
  • CM3600 - Developing Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Practice
  • CM3601 - Health Promotion and Public Health Leadership
  • CM3605 - Managing Professional Perspectives in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing : Health Visiting
  • CM3604 - Managing Professional Perspectives in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing : Occupational Health Nursing
  • CM3603 - Managing Professional Perspectives in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing : School Nursing
  • CM3701 - Mental Health and Wellbeing


  • CM3702 - Nurse Prescribing
  • UK 
  • £9,250 full-time 
  • £4,625 part-time
  • UK
  • Health Visiting: NHS fee : £9,250
  • Occupational Health Nursing: £9,250 (full-time) / £4,625 (part-time) 
  • School Nursing: NHS fee : £9,250 
  • Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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