London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This innovative and intensive two-year course aimed at students with an existing degree (2:2 or above) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage the nursing care needs of children and families, including those with acute and long-term conditions. The course will also develop your abilities to consider the wider aspects influencing children's health needs, preparing you for future leadership in a changing and challenging health care system. Children's nurses care for children and young people from birth to 18 years old in hospital and in the community. Children and young people can present with a range of conditions, from birth defects, accidents and injuries, to life-limiting or critical illnesses or which can result in the death of a child. Children nurses work in partnership with the child/young person, their parents and careers, involving them in the planning and delivery of their child's care and treatment. Children's nurses, in collaboration with other professionals, strive to promote health in children and young people to ensure they enter into adulthood in good health. Day-to-day duties of a children's nurse are varied; from administering drugs and injections, recording observations on vital signs such as pulse and temperature, to explaining treatments and procedures to gain consent from parents/guardians. With experience, there are multiple opportunities for specialisation as your career progresses ? such as: counselling, intensive care, cancer care, child protection, ambulatory care, orthopaedics and asthma.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £18,500 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £18,500 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £46,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will be considered on an individual basis but will normally require: A Bachelor degree with a minimum 2:2 classification. Candidates without a health or science related degrees are required to complete a Life Sciences work book package to satisfy the Life Sciences element of the APL portfolio. In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements, Maths and English GCSEs/equivalent (at C or above) are also required.
  • International entry requirements: Students must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent with not less than 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and not less than 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) at the time of application.
  • IELTS score: 7