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Midwifery (90-week Shortened Programme for Nurses) PGDip

Midwifery (90-week Shortened Programme for Nurses) PGDip

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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

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Course Summary

Key information

Designed for experienced adult nurses, this 90-week programme will qualify you to move into the challenging and rewarding field of midwifery. You will combine academic study and theoretical knowledge with excellent practical clinical experience to ensure the best care for women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period.

Benefits of this course

The academic element of the programme covers the following themes:

applied biological sciences
fundamental aspects of care
professional midwifery knowledge
psychosocial sciences and public health.

You will learn about the role of the midwife and examine current issues in midwifery practice and the promotion of health and well-being among pregnant women and their families.

The modular course structure also allows you to advance to a master’s degree by taking additional modules and completing a dissertation.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)

Who is this course for?

If you are an experienced adult nurse, this postgraduate diploma will give you a fast-track route into midwifery.

You will build on your existing professional skills, gaining the specialist knowledge and experience to become a registered midwife.


On successful completion of this diploma, you will gain registered midwife status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, an internationally recognised professional qualification allowing you to practice in the UK and overseas.

You will be able to pursue opportunities in a range of settings including:

midwifery led stand-alone birth centres
acute units
independent practice.


This module provides you with the skills, knowledge and professional attitude necessary for the transition from nursing to midwifery practice. You will be introduced to the evidence base underpinning the skills necessary to deliver partnership based midwifery-led care.

Tuition fees

UK fees
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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should have: at least six months clinical experience as an adult nurse; a lower second-class honours degree or above; registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check and Occupational Health clearance.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to over 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level and has over 175,000 alumni from over 180 countries. City is divided into five different academic Schools: School of Arts & Social Sciences The Business School (formerly Cass) School of Health Sciences The City Law...more

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