Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery (Short Programme)

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About the course

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

The Post Graduate Diploma in Midwifery is ideal for adult nurses on the NMC Register at Level 1, who hold a BSc degree in nursing. This is a part-time programme with start dates available in January and September. 

At the University of Hull, our Faculty of Health and Social Care has strong engagement with patients, people who use services, their carers and friends, ensuring 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. 

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.

Key facts

Tuition fees

UK/EU: Please contact

The short programme BSc (Hons) and PGDip in Midwifery will be fully funded by Health Education England for the February 2018 intake which means that all course fees are paid and the students will be salaried for the duration of the programme.

Overseas: Please contact

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

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. 

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 IELTS 7.0 overall, with 7.0 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Study information

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

This programme is made up entirely of compulsory modules:

Year 1

  • Public Health and Midwifery 2
  • Facilitating Normal Childbirth 2
  • Practice Module PG1

Year 2

  • Becoming a Midwife 2
  • Practice Module PG3
  • The Neonate 2
  • Complexities in Childbirth 2
  • Practice Module PG2 

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

The aim of the programme is to develop a midwife who is able to deliver the best possible care to women and their families.

Midwifery requires people who are enthusiastic, compassionate and understanding, knowledgeable and level-headed, who are responsive and can think decisively. As well as developing these qualities, this programme aims to equip you with the ability to apply biological, social, political, and cultural perspectives to the context of childbearing.

This programme provides opportunities for you to develop your full potential and fosters commitment to continuing education. At the end of the programme, you will be ready to undertake the role and responsibilities of the midwife. Midwives leave the Faculty and go on to the wide range of career opportunities available for them. Students are prepared to work anywhere in the UK and throughout the world.