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Postgraduate Diploma courses

We offer Nursing Postgraduate Diploma (PGDips) in 3 specialist areas:

As well as a unique pre-registration MSc in Adult and Mental Health Nursing.

These courses are for students who already have a degree in any subject and are looking to begin a fulfilling and rewarding career within the nursing profession.

They provide a fast-track route into Nursing in approximately 2 years, and lead to eligibility to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Reasons to study at City


We are pleased to offer scholarships worth £4,450 for students starting these courses in 2018. Each scholarship will be considered on the following criteria:

  • Clinical excellence in Nursing – 500 hours clinical practice


  • Academic excellence (pre-registration) results, a First Class Honours degree.

Find out more about postgraduate pre-registration loan and funding options.

Excellent subject rankings

City is 1st in London for Nursing (The Complete University Guide, 2019).

High student satisfaction

Our Nursing courses have received an overall student satisfaction rating of 92% (National Student Survey, 2017).

Brilliant employment prospects

Career prospects are excellent with Postgraduate Diploma students securing employment as Band 5 Staff Nurses within the NHS and our partner Trusts. There are excellent progression opportunities in clinical management, education, research and clinical specialisms and many other varied career paths ranging from sister/ charge nurse, community nurse to nurse director.

Specialist facilities

The Clinical Skills Centre at City offers excellent facilities to rehearse practical caring skills prior to starting placements. It has been expertly designed for teaching and is reflective of clinical environments and working wards.

Find out more about our facilities.

Placements with London’s leading Hospitals and NHS Trusts

Practical experience is a vital part of our Nursing courses and students spend approximately half of the course on placement. Our students complete clinical placements with London’s leading healthcare Trusts in a range of settings.

Find out more about our placement providers.

What our students say

Read our student profiles to find out what our current Postgraduate Diploma students say about their time studying here at City.

Visit our course pages and apply now for 2018 entry: