• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Public Health (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing) (Hons) course at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has been designed to produce knowledgeable and skilled public health practitioners who are able to work with various client groups across different settings within the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Code of Conduct.
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Ten key areas of public health practice and domains require a practitioner to search for health needs; stimulate an awareness of health needs; influence policies affecting health and facilitate health enhancing activities in different public health settings.

This Public Health (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing) (Hons) course at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)  embraces a family/child centred public health role with individuals, families and populations, focusing on improving health and tackling health inequalities.

The approach requires practitioners to work within a dynamic socio-cultural and service provision context across traditional boundaries, networking and developing services in conjunction with service users, other professionals and voluntary workers.

Careers / Further study

Students will need to already be working in an appropriate placement setting, but on successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.
  • Enhance and build on your previous professional qualifications and practice.
  • Develop your public health knowledge and skills.
  • Enter a career in public health nursing.
  • Register as able to prescribe from the community practitioners' formulary if you have completed the V100 element of the course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Principles of Evidence Based Public Health
  • Professional Perspectives in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing
  • Leadership and Enterprise
  • Promoting the Health of School-aged Children in the Community
  • Workplace health and well-being
  • V100 Prescribing Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • Active first level registration on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional register
  • 120 credits at Level 2 or above (Students who do not fulfil this criteria but have other relevant/equivalent qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis and maybe advised to access the Accelerated Learning for Professionals module, successful completion of which will fulfil this entry requirement)
  • The route onto the course is to secure a secondment opportunity or a studentship, underpinned by a fixed term contract from a Trust. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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