Taught course

Midwifery (90-Week Shortened Programme for Nurses)

City, University of London · Division of Midwifery and Radiography

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.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a Selection Day held at City, University of London before an offer can be made.

English requirements
Applicants educated outside of an English speaking country, without GCSEs are required to hold:

TOEFL iBT: 94 overall with at least 27 in Writing, 24 in reading and Listening and 23 in Speaking sections.

Months of entry


Course content

This course has been specifically designed for experienced adult nurses who are looking to change their career direction and become a midwife.

The course provides a fast track route into midwifery and is completed within an 90 week teaching period.

As a midwife you will be working with families and parents at one of the most important times of their lives. You will be caring for and supporting women and their partners during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period.

The Postgraduate Midwifery Diploma (90 week shortened course for Nurses) prepares qualified adult nurses to pursue a rewarding and challenging career in midwifery.

The programme will enable you to develop your skills, professional knowledge and understanding of the midwife's role, understand childbirth and the current issues in midwifery practice. It will provide knowledge and skills on the promotion of health and well-being of childbearing women and their families.

Experience will be gained in all areas of maternity services including community clinics, birthing centres, the antenatal clinic, delivery suite, antenatal/postnatal wards and women's homes. You'll also understand the value and importance of working within a multi-professional team to ensure the best possible outcome for women and babies when complexities arise.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Health Admissions
+44 (0)20 7040 5000