Taught course

Midwifery (Shortened Route)

Birmingham City University · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Admissions will be through direct application to the university and partner trust.

Entrants to this programme must be a U.K. registered adult nurse with a minimum of a 2.1 at BSc (Hons) in a health related degree. You must hold and maintain current NMC adult nurse registration throughout this course.
A minimum of six months full time equivalent prior to commencement is desirable.
Consideration may be given for applicants with significant clinical experience who have not completed a first degree but have level 6 credits, or applicants whose academic level 6 credits were awarded less than 5 years prior to applying to undertake the course.
Candidates may be required to complete pre-offer work for assessment by the course team to deem suitability for entry onto the course.
Applicants must normally have evidence of formal study in Higher Education within the last five years. However, we are sometimes able to waive this requirement if a candidate has a significant amount of professional experience in a relevant field, for example healthcare, social care, or education.
PLUS, you must hold Maths and English at GCSE level at a minimum of grade 4/C.
Qualifications, personal statement, and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course.
Applicants must demonstrate evidence of literacy, numeracy, and IT skills in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements.
Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 7, including a minimum of 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections. An equivalent test to IELTS is acceptable and will be considered on an individual basis.
If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTS must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.

Months of entry


Course content

Our accelerated MSc in Midwifery gives you the opportunity to qualify as a registered midwife in two years. This course is specifically for people who have already qualified and are currently registered as an Adult Nurse.

Our course is designed to enable you to transition from registered adult nurse to become a future midwife, able to lead and provide skilled, knowledgeable, respectful, and compassionate care for all women, newborn infants and their families through autonomous and evidence-based practice.

We will work with you to build incrementally on the skills and knowledge you gain in practice and University to help you achieve the level of competence and ability needed to make evidence-based, clinical decisions. The content of this 2 year course is guided by the NMC Standards for pre-registration midwifery programmes (2019).

We are one of four institutions selected by Health Education England (HEE) to deliver this exciting new blended learning option for Midwifery to enhance the digitisation of the NHS. Although this course is full time, the flexible course delivery enables you to balance your studies with other personal commitments. The course will also help you develop the digital skills needed to meet the demands of a changing society. Find out more about these new blended learning courses on the HEE website.

Information for international students

This course is not open to International students.

Fees and funding

Learn more about postgraduate fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 6295