2021 start
PG Certificate

Neonatal Intensive Care

Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Designed for those already working in neonatal intensive care, this course gives you the specialist knowledge and skills you need to manage, promote and deliver safe evidence-based care.
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Course description

If you’re working within neonatal intensive care, this course gives you the opportunity to advance clinically and professionally.

You’ll focus on the specialist knowledge and skills necessary for managing, promoting and delivering safe evidence-based care that addresses the physiological, psychological and cultural needs of neonates and their families.

Clinical experts in neonatology and other related fields contribute to the course, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of real practice.

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Core modules

  • Stabilisation and Management of the Special Care Baby
  • Care of the Critically Ill Neonate
  • Specialist Neonatal Practice


You’ll learn through lectures, blended learning, independent study and small-group work. Sessions are run by either clinical experts or our experienced lecturers. 


Assessment includes online and practical exams, written assignments and a poster presentation.


  • 1-2 years part-time

Entry requirements

We’re looking for registered nurses working within the context of neonatal intensive care in the UK who already have a nursing degree.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding


If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or in the East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact us for more information.


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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+44 114 222 2030

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.