Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Studies leading to professional registration as an Adult Nurse.  The School has been commissioned by the NHS to provide the above course as an innovative route to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as an Adult Nurse.

The course will prepare students to work within the NHS and health and social care sectors as nurses. The course uses an innovative approach to learning alongside other health care professional groups and within health care settings to ensure that students develop the competence for effective practice, and the knowledge and confidence to progress their careers effectively following qualification.

2018 course start date:
Monday 26 November 2018

PGDip students 2014

Course aims

  1. To enable students to engage critically in current research, policy and practice in the field of Adult nursing and develop a range of clinical skills and knowledge commensurate with entry to the professional register.
  2. To enable students to critically appraise and evaluate the theoretical and empirical elements of nursing, developing academic skills linking theory to practice
  3. To provide an environment which develops students' leadership and problem solving skills in contemporary health care settings

Central location

You'll be based near the Medical School, the Health Sciences Library and central University facilities like our 24-hour study centre the Information Commons.

It also means you'll be in the hub of Sheffield student life. You'll have popular student areas like West Street and Broomhill on your doorstep, along with the best students' union in the country.

Fees and funding

Information for home students (including EU)

The course fees for 2018-19 are £9,250, and this may increase with inflation each year.

Eligible English domiciled students starting this course can access the undergraduate financial support package from the Student Loans Company. You can access this support even if you have already received loans to study an undergraduate course. Applications for this package of support are now open. You can complete the application online.

Students who live in the devolved nations

Each of the devolved nations offers different support for the courses listed above and have varying eligibility criteria.

Students who live in Wales and study at masters level can apply to Student Finance Wales for a postgraduate masters loan to support with the costs of the course. For 2018 entry the loan available is up to £13,000. Further information about the loan can be found on the Student Finance Wales web site. Please note that students studying a postgraduate diploma are not eligible to apply for this loan.

Students who live in Northern Ireland and study at postgraduate level can apply to Student Finance Northern Ireland for support with costs. The amount available in 2018 hasn't been confirmed yet, but in 2017 students could apply for up to £5,500.

Students who live in Scotland can apply for support at masters level from Student Awards Agency Scotland if an equivalent course is not available in Scotland. Funding for fees and living costs is available.

Students who live in the EU

Eligible EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover the full cost of the tuition fees. Further information about the loans and their repayment can be found on our central funding pages. The application form to apply is available online. EU students are not eligible to apply for a maintenance loan and cannot receive the University of Sheffield Bursary.

Undergraduate financial support and paying it back

Other forms of support

Sheffield Bursary Scheme

You may qualify for cash support from the University through the Sheffield Bursary Scheme.

Learning Support Fund

You may also have access to the Learning Support Fund, administered by the NHS Business Services Authority for support while attending clinical placements.

To support students while undertaking the clinical placement element of their studies, the government is providing non-repayable grants. The Learning Support Fund administered through the NHS Business Services Authority makes available:

  • £1,000 Child Dependants Allowance
  • up to £3,000 for exceptional hardship
  • reimbursement of additional travel and accommodation costs over normal daily travel to clinical placements

Information for overseas students

The overseas fees for postgraduate pre-pegistration healthcare courses can be found using our fees calculator. 

Fees calculator

There are a number of scholarships available to overseas students. The awards you can apply for depend on where you live and the course you want to study.

Information about the scholarships available can be found on our international scholarships web page.

Information for overseas students applying to the University

If you have any questions about finance or funding for your studies then please contact the Financial Support Team directly - financialhelp@sheffield.ac.uk

Contact us

Principal Admissions Tutor/Programme Leader: Elaine Whitton

Tel: 0114 222 2069

Email: snm-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk

Programme Co-ordinator: Tina Allsopp

Tel: 0114 222 2033

Email: snm-pgdip@sheffield.ac.uk

Admissions Officer: Heather Kelly

Tel: 0114 222 2048

Email: snm.enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk