If you are a registered nurse or midwife you can move your career forward with our degree in public health, which will improve your leadership and management skills. As a result, you will become eligible for employment as a health visitor, school nurse, occupational health nurse or sexual health practitioner.
This degree in public health can be completed over one year full-time or over five years part time, depending on which of the four career pathways you choose to follow. As mentioned above, this degree in public health is designed specifically for nurses and midwives who wish to achieve progression in their careers by moving into a more community based role.
As a BSc degree in public health postgraduate student you will learn skills in leading, managing, delivering and enhancing the health of individuals, groups and whole communities. Our aim is to help you develop a greater critical awareness of health protection, health promotion and community development.
There are three core modules, along with two pathway specific modules and two practice modules. This design enables you to meet your specific career goals. When you graduate with your BSc degree in public health you will be able to enter part three of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.
As a student we will provide you with an extensive support network, both during and after University. Plus, postgraduate study also makes good sense financially.
Research conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency for its Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey showed that six months after graduating, average postgraduate salaries in the UK were Â£5,500 to Â£7,500 higher than for those with a first degree alone.
You can find out much more about this degree in public health
by visiting our Faculty of Health Sciences website. The address is www.southampton.ac.uk/healthsciences