Faculty of Health Sciences

Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery (Short Programme)

Postgraduate - Taught PGDip

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in January

Full time
PGDip 85 weeks

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 a January start date.

At the University of Hull, our Faculty of Health Sciences 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. 

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.

Where you'll study

Blended between Hull Campus and work placements

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Fees and funding

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.

"The way the course is set out there is a lovely balance between placement, theory and modules. It was the right choice for me."

Ella Kirk

What you'll study

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 

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Our postgraduate taught options prepare professionals to deliver safe and compassionate care underpinned by the latest research and evidence.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from 'bite-size' taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

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

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. 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.

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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.