Skip to main content

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing/Health Visiting/School Nursing MSc/PG Dip

Loading...

This MSc/PG Dip is the professional qualification for nurses who wish to gain entry to part three of the NMC nursing register as a health visitor or school nurse. Places on this programme are sponsored centrally through service commissioners and in partnership with health visiting and school nursing service providers. Completing the MSc SCPHN Those who already have the SCPHN PGDip qualification can apply for the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing MSc (Part time) programme, which consists of a 60 credit MSc Dissertation module. This option is only available on a self-funded basis (it is not financially supported by Health Education England).

Key benefits

  • No.1 Nursing Faculty in the UK and 2nd in the world (2019 QS World University Rankings)
  • Completion of clinically-focused evidence-based core modules.
  • Access to lecturers who are active researchers in health visiting and school nursing.
  • Access to extracurricular seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world.
  • Located in the heart of London, across four of King's Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, Strand, St Thomas' and Guy's) and the Denmark Hill Campus in south London.

You will undertake core modules in leadership in public health, evidence-based practice, healthcare research, child protection, specialist practice and for health visiting students, nurse prescribing. School nursing students may choose a clinically focussed option after discussion with the pathway leader. These pathways are designed to furnish qualified nurses with the evidence to demonstrate eligibility to register their specialist practitioner status with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). They may also suit registered practitioners who are supporting autonomous practice, supporting educational and practice development or exercising clinical leadership and who seek further educational opportunities to further this.

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

The programme begins in mid-September. Assessment is predominantly by coursework but at least one module is assessed by examination. Most modules have a single assessment and in addition students write up a project that analyses the research base or policy in an area of their choice.

Assessment

  • Course Work

Following successful completion of this course, students can opt to take a 60 credit dissertation as part of the MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting/School Nursing course, where they can seek credit exemption (APL) for their 120 credits completed throughout this course.

Structure

Required modules

All students are required to take:

Delivering the Healthy Child Programme
6KNIO319 Evidence Based Practice (15 credits)
Child Protection: Assessment and Intervention
Prescribing from the Community Nursing Formulary
Leadership skills for Public Health Nursing
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Nursing: Assessment & Treatment
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Practice portfolio

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Tuition Fees

The fee for the MSc top-up (for students already holding the SCPHM PG Diploma) is £3,680 for Home students and £8,220 for Overseas students for 2022/23.

Deposit

King’s is awaiting information from Higher Education England about the financial support for students entering Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing programmes in academic year 2019/20.  We will update this page as soon as information is available.

Please note: further details about NHS funded courses and bursaries, including eligibility criteria, are available here

 

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Binding costs
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

Funding

You will undertake core modules in leadership in public health, evidence-based practice, healthcare research, child protection, specialist practice and for health visiting students, nurse prescribing. School nursing students may choose a clinically focussed option after discussion with the pathway leader. These pathways are designed to furnish qualified nurses with the evidence to demonstrate eligibility to register their specialist practitioner status with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). They may also suit registered practitioners who are supporting autonomous practice, supporting educational and practice development or exercising clinical leadership and who seek further educational opportunities to further this.

Base campuses

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

The programme begins in mid-September. Assessment is predominantly by coursework but at least one module is assessed by examination. Most modules have a single assessment and in addition students write up a project that analyses the research base or policy in an area of their choice.

Assessment

  • Course Work

Following successful completion of this course, students can opt to take a 60 credit dissertation as part of the MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting/School Nursing course, where they can seek credit exemption (APL) for their 120 credits completed throughout this course.

Structure

Required modules

All students are required to take:

Delivering the Healthy Child Programme
6KNIO319 Evidence Based Practice (15 credits)
Child Protection: Assessment and Intervention
Prescribing from the Community Nursing Formulary
Leadership skills for Public Health Nursing
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Nursing: Assessment & Treatment
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Practice portfolio

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Tuition Fees

The fee for the MSc top-up (for students already holding the SCPHM PG Diploma) is £3,680 for Home students and £8,220 for Overseas students for 2022/23.

Deposit

King’s is awaiting information from Higher Education England about the financial support for students entering Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing programmes in academic year 2019/20.  We will update this page as soon as information is available.

Please note: further details about NHS funded courses and bursaries, including eligibility criteria, are available here

 

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Binding costs
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

Funding

Application closing date guidance

Loading...

Open days and events

Chat with current students and King's staff to find out about the courses we offer, life at King's and ask any questions you may have.

Explore more

SSA bedroom refurbished 1

Accommodation

Discover your accommodation options and explore our residences.