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

For applicants whom English is not their first language, they must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent, with not less than 7.0 in the listening and reading sections and not less than 7.0 in the writing and speaking sections for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) at the time of application

Recognition of prior learning is not permitted for pre-registration midwifery programmes (NMC 2019)

Months of entry


Course content

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

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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