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.

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

From August 2018, new postgraduate pre-registration nursing students will access loans from the Student Loans Company

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

2018 course start dates:
Monday 26th November 2018

Contact us

Principal Admissions Tutor/Programme Leader: Elaine Whitton

Tel: 0114 222 2069


Programme Co-ordinator: Tina Allsopp

Tel: 0114 222 2033


Admissions Officer: Heather Kelly

Tel: 0114 222 2048