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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    3,000 hours

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    12 October 2017

Course content

A midwifery postgraduate diploma in central London for qualified adult branch nurses on the NMC Register who wish to become registered midwives. You must have completed at least six months as staff nurse and possess a bachelor degree in nursing with a minimum of 2:1 honours (or international equivalent). Other healthcare-related bachelor honour degrees at classification 2:1 or above may also be considered.

Key benefits

  • Partnerships with world-class teaching hospitals
  • Links with health services and policy makers
  • 100 per cent employability; our graduates are highly sought after nationally and internationally
  • Renowned for the quality of our research work
  • World-class academics and gifted students from all walks of life
  • Approachable, available and supportive staff.


This PGDip midwifery programme is for qualified adult branch nurses on the NMC Register who wish to become registered midwives. Applicants must normally have completed at least six months as a staff nurse and possess a minimum second class honours degree (or equivalent). This is a shortened programme of approximately 3,000 hours.

You will study normal midwifery practice, complex midwifery and obstetric situations, organisation and models of care, health promotion, newborn care and assessment, principal methods for health care research and evidence based decision making in health care.

Students on this programme will be employed by one of the Schools partner NHS trusts for the duration of the programme.

Course purpose

The primary aim of the programme is to support students as they progress towards registered practitioner level and beyond, and to provide a framework within which they can acquire and demonstrate both generic transferable competencies and those specific to their area of practice.

Course format and assessment

Main Hall lectures; facilitated seminars; clinical skills workshops; electronic learning materials; optional opportunities to explore nursing through various media; use of enquiry-based learning; learning in a variety of health care environments Assessment strategies include: electronic examination; clinical portfolio; essays; peer review; assessment of clinical learning.

Extra information

All students on midwifery programmes are required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and all must give consent to this. Completed DBS checks must be received prior to the student undertaking any clinical placement. All students attend Occupational Health (OH) on entry to the programme.

Career destinations

Registered midwife positions in a range of leading NHS Trusts and with other health care providers.

Visit the Midwifery Practice with Registration as a Midwife - PG Dip page on the King’s College London website for more details!






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