Taught course

Midwifery (Short Programme)

University of Hull · Faculty of Health and Social Care

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Entry requirements

  • Adult nurse live on the NMC professional register
  • Currently employed as an adult nurse
  • Recent study within the last three years
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, we require IELTS Level 7 in every element.
  • Applicants must be able to work in the UK without restriction and must not require a student visa

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, applications for 2020 entry are now closed. Applications for 2021 entry will open in June.

Please note, this programme is also available to study at undergraduate BSc level.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery is ideal for adult nurses on the NMC Register at Level 1, who hold a BSc degree in nursing. This programme is full-time, commencing in February each year.

At the University of Hull, our Faculty of Health Sciences has strong engagement with patients, people who use services and their carers and friends. This ensures our programmes remain contemporary and relevant. Our professors’ research strengths in midwifery, and in maternal and sexual health, are applicable at all levels. Your degree is split 50:50 between classes and full-time mentored clinical placements with Hull and East Yorkshire, North East or North Lincolnshire NHS trusts, Leeds Hospitals, or at Scarborough Hospital. The course commences in February every year.

Applicants must therefore be able to work in the UK without restriction and we are unable to admit students who require a student visa.

You will receive experience in a range of maternity care settings, including clients' homes, community clinics, hospitals and midwifery led birth units. On completion of the programme, you will be a qualified midwife, capable of providing a safe, competent and satisfactory experience for the childbearing woman, the baby, and the family.

Information for international students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall, with 7.0 in each skill.

Fees and funding

Students apply for a student loan for fees, however there will be a training grant for the duration of the programme from Higher Education England which equates to a basic band 5 salary. Students must be live on the NMC professional register as an Adult Nurse to be eligible for this.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course duration is 85 weeks.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1482 466 850