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Professional Practice: Children's Nursing PgDip / MSc


The portfolio of pathways focusing on children and young people is designed to foster a purposeful and child-centred approach that makes a significant impact to children's services and student career satisfaction.

Modules are delivered as standalone at both undergraduate and masters level and you can access a number of modules within the children's nursing portfolio. In keeping with a philosophy of inter-professional working, a number of modules are designed to meet the education needs of the inter-professional team.

The course framework offers a flexible approach to the sequence and time-frame in which modules can be taken. This is negotiated on an individual basis with the pathway advisors. Please see the Continuing Professional and Personal Development (CPPD) prospectus for further details or contact Kerry Shewan:

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
2-6 years
Start Date
Southwark Campus


Year 1-6

  • Specialist pathway modules
  • Optional modules

Year 2-6

  • Specialist modules
  • Optional modules
  • Research preparation module

Year 3-6

  • Dissertation or practice project

The framework offers a flexible approach to study. Modules with a clinical focus at Level 7 include:

  • Principles of managing children's pain
  • Childhood cancer nursing
  • Paediatric cardiac critical care nursing
  • Paediatric intensive care nursing
  • Perspectives in adolescent care
  • Child and adolescent mental health awareness
  • Caring for children and young people with life limiting conditions


Employment prospects are excellent, with students gaining contemporary knowledge and skills making them fit for purpose.



Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course come from a range of children's nursing backgrounds working in children's services, primary care, the community, hospice and hospital settings.

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
2-6 years
Start date
Application code
Application method

Apply through the online CPPD prospectus.

Fees and funding

Speak to your employer/Trust to discuss professional development funding for this course.

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By early September, all new students will be given details about the time and location of their University Orientation. This is when you are welcomed to the University, and receive information about your course and the University's extensive services, so that you have all the essential information you need before your lectures and classes begin.

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Tel: 0800 923 8888

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

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