Nursing, Short Course | Part time online | University of Essex Online | United Kingdom
16 months
6213 GBP/year
6083 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Nursing PG Dip programme from University of Essex Online is designed to allow nursing professionals to gain a recognised postgraduate qualification, plus a host of new knowledge and capabilities, in just 16 months alongside your current work commitments. As a nurse, it is essential to continue learning and developing your skills.

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Within this Nursing PG Dip programme from University of Essex Online you will be able to select three optional modules to tailor the course to your interests. Optional topics include:

  • the management of disease, including pathophysiology and pharmacology
  • the principles of pain management
  • the theoretical knowledge required to support the delivery and management of diabetes care both in primary and secondary healthcare settings
  • the role of nurses in meeting the needs of vulnerable individuals, groups and communities
  • the scientific concepts underpinning infection control and prevention
  • contemporary models and strategies to guide the design of effective health promotion activities
  • practical leadership skills underpinned by a critical appreciation of leadership theory
  • Upon completion of your PG Dip Nursing, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for our full MSc Nursing (180 credits).

Why we’re great

  • You can achieve a respected qualification in just 16 months without any need to take a break from work.
  • This course contributes towards your required CPD and will allow you to further your skills and knowledge.
  • Our range of optional modules means that, whatever your clinical background or future career goals, you will find topics of relevance to you.

Career opportunities:

With our PG Dip Nursing, you’ll be confident to progress from wholly clinical roles to middle and senior management positions within nursing. These could include Ward Manager, Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager, Senior Staff Nurse or Nursing Officer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice Portfolio
  • Evidence-based Decision Making in Practice
  • Healthcare Management: Principles and Practices
  • Three optional modules:
  • Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in the Management of Disease
  • Health Promotion
  • Healthcare Leadership in Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadline for completing applications is a week before the start date, but we recommend preparing and submitting your application in advance of your chosen intake.


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Dip Nursing programme students must meet the following criteria as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a health or social care related subject from an approved institution
  • working in clinical practice as a registered nurse or licensed to practice as a nurse with a nursing regulator or appropriate licensing board

Students who do not have a degree may be eligible for entry and will be considered on an individual basis. In order to satisfy the Work Experience Entry Route requirements for our PG Dip Nursing, you must meet the following criteria:

  • at least three years’ post-qualification work experience as a registered nurse or licensed to practice as a nurse with a nursing regulator or appropriate licensing board, supported by appropriate references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6213 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8285 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    6083 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8111 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.


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