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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

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Course Summary


The Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery aims to:

  • Develop midwives who meet the Standards of proficiency for midwives (NMC 2019) and become eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Develop skilled, knowledgeable, respectful and compassionate midwives, able to provide woman-centred care across a range of settings to ensure the provision of safe and effective care for women their families and the wider community
  • Build upon existing knowledge, skills and experience, recognising the diversity, richness and relevance of nursing knowledge to enhancing midwifery practice
  • Develop midwives who embrace cultural safety, recognising equality, diversity and inclusion and acknowledging the need to address own biases and prejudices to challenge racism and inequality
  • Develop midwives who will act as leaders and change agents, aware of the significance of innovation, creativity and best available evidence in the evaluation and development of woman-centred care and the maternity services
  • Promote collaborative working with service users, interdisciplinary and multiagency teams in contemporary midwifery practice


Midwifery as a career

Many graduates take their first posts as qualified practitioners in the NHS Trusts and hospitals where they gained experience during their training. The degree enhances employability through its emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching, leading to a professional qualification and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The majority of roles are in the NHS, although there are opportunities at private hospitals, clinics and abroad. Day-to-day the work can be varied, as midwives have a range of responsibilities. Providing advice to women and their families; diagnosing, monitoring and examining women during pregnancy and co-ordinating with other professionals and agencies are all typical activities. There are also opportunities to enter education such as; practice development midwife, midwifery lecturer or lecturer-practitioner, research and management.

Recent graduates have become specialist midwives in teenage pregnancy, HIV, and smoking cessation counselling, whilst others have gone on to work in children's centres or become consultant midwives.


This module will support the consolidation of knowledge, skills and attitude from nursing to contemporary midwifery practice. Introduces the epidemiological principles and current evidence and data on Public Health strategies, Health Promotion, Health Protection, and Safeguarding. The student will use this evidence to inform conversations with women, their partners, and families, appropriate to their needs and preferences.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Please note that this course is not currently open to international students.

Entry requirements

Applicants to this programme will need to meet the following entry criteria: A registered Adult nurse (level 1) with current registration with the NMC; A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2:2: with a minimum qualification of Diploma in Higher Education with evidence of study at Level 6; At least 6 months post qualification clinical experience as an adult nurse on the NMC register in the UK.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a highly regarded educational institution located in the London Borough of Southwark. Established in 1882, it is one of London’s oldest universities, with over 15,000 students representing over 130 countries worldwide, and a global network of over 80,000 alumni. The university is both historical and forward thinking and focuses on providing professional opportunities for both employees and...more