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Midwifery Practice with Registration as a Midwife PGDip

Course Description

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 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent).

Key benefits

- Partnerships with world-class teaching hospitals

- Links with health services and policy makers

- 100% 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

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/midwifery-practice-with-registration-graduate-entry-pg-dip.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

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 over eighteen months.

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.

Career prospects

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

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

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

(Student Profile)


"The programme has a strong research focus which is reflective of the fact that some of the worlds leading midwifery academics work at King's. Midwifery is a highly rewarding career with various employment opportunities and King's graduates enjoy an exceptionally high employment rate post qualification."


Entry Requirements

Applicants will be considered if they meet all of the following three criteria: (i) Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 honours in Nursing or a related discipline. (ii) Applicants must be a registered Adult Nurse on the NMC register. (iii) Applicants must have a minimum six months experience as a staff nurse in the NHS or equivalent. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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