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Midwifery (Shortened)

for Registered Nurses
20 months
September 2024

Our MSc Midwifery short course for Registered Nurses is an intensive programme designed to develop your abilities as a professional midwife. We’ll enable you to gain the skills needed to ensure that women, birthing people and families get to enjoy a positive and healthy pregnancy and birth experience.

Why study with us

  • This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Funding is guaranteed on this course for September 2023 entry
  • We are the first university in the UK to be awarded the prestigious UNICEF Baby Friendly Gold Award for our midwifery and health visiting degree programmes, which means they meet the sustainability standards

What you'll do

  • You’ll be learning from leading experts. Our midwifery education team is supported by internationally renowned researchers in midwifery and infant nutrition.
  • You’ll go on clinical placements in NHS Trusts throughout the region, gaining hands-on experience in a range of settings on the frontline of the midwifery profession.
  • We have dedicated staff who provide a link between the University and our clinical placement sites. These lectures are available whenever you need advice and support


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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How to apply


Future careers

Your midwifery qualifications and experience will offer a wide range of options to further develop your career. After completing the course you will become a registered midwife, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You’ll then have the opportunity to apply to work as a midwife within the NHS or in other independent midwifery settings. You may also have opportunities to work nationally or internationally.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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