Skip navigation

Specialist Community Public Health (Health Visiting and School Nursing), BSc Hons (Top-up) Undergraduate prospectus

Want a career as a Health Visitor or School Nurse? Study for your BSc Hons (Top up) in Specialist Community Public Health at the University of Greenwich.

View full entry requirements



1 years full time

2 years part time



To be of service to children who need your intervention and care is one of the biggest impacts you can make in a young person's life.

Our one year Top-Up degree is ideal if you are a qualified nurse or midwife and want to work as a specialist community public health nurse, either as a health visitor or a school nurse. During the year you will develop the knowledge and skills required to deliver a range of services including prevention, early intervention and safe guarding services for children aged 0-19 and their families. These are set within the context of local community and contemporary national policy.

We deliver this Top Up programme in partnership with local community healthcare organisations. It is intended to meet the needs and expectations of the new agenda so you can make a difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Our programme leads to a nationally recognised qualification and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

We will teach you how to integrate the study of health, policy, research and evidence-based practice.

With 50% theory and 50% practice, our expert lecturers prepare you to meet the demands of delivering a service that meets the contemporary healthcare agenda.

We deliver this programme in partnership with local community healthcare organisations. Due to variations in organisation recruitment requirements please contact us on prior to application for current information and guidance.


Our nursing degrees are ranked:

  • First in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017
  • Within the top 20 nationally for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

120 academic credits at Level 5.

Applicants who are registered nurses or midwives but who do not have the required amount of Level 5 credit should contact the programme team at us on to discuss their academic profile.

In addition

Candidates will be required to:

  • Hold a nursing or midwifery qualification and current NMC registration
  • Undertake selection tests and an interview
  • Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check, occupational health screening and meet residential regulations.

Please note that this programme is not available to international students.

Extra information


Students are assessed through:

  • Written assignments
  • Examinations
  • Presentations
  • Practice assessment.

Professional recognition

This programme is professionally recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


Career options include Health Visitor, School Nurse, Specialist roles such as Safeguarding Lead, Family Nurse Partnership and a range of Leadership roles.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Come and get a feel for what learning and life is like with us.

Next Open Day

Open Day dates

Apply now and begin your journey.

How to apply

You might also like

Avery Hill Campus

Situated either side of Avery Hill Park in Eltham, this campus combines the grace of a Victorian mansion with modern living and teaching facilities.

New Eltham and Falconwood (approx. 15 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run nearby.

Ample 'pay and display' parking on campus.

Campus bus service between campuses.

More about the campus

Travel information and maps