Taught course


Bournemouth University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a 2:2 degree in any subject area, or equivalent international degree level qualification.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This course will prepare you for registration as a midwife with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and to gain a professional qualification. You can choose your study base to be in Bournemouth or Portsmouth, the Bournemouth course starts in September and Portsmouth in February each year.

You can find out more about studying in Portsmouth by watching our video.

Throughout the course you'll become a proficient and reflective practitioner of midwifery who is able to base their practice on research, holistic care and commitment to lifelong learning. Theory and practice are integrated throughout, and experience is gained in both community and hospital settings, working in partnership with mothers and midwives.

When on placement you will experience the full 24-hour shift pattern to include 12-13 hour shifts, weekends and night shifts. Our graduates enjoy a range of career opportunities within the NHS and the national private sector, and this qualification is accepted by many countries throughout the world.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above.

Fees and funding

The Department of Health consultation for students starting in September 2017 has significantly changed the way healthcare courses will be funded.

It was agreed that the government would allocate a small number of capped funded places for new starters in 2017 available for pre-registration postgraduate tuition fees and bursaries. Unfortunately, BU has not been allocated any for PG Diplomas starting in September 2017. Further information is available here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

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