Teesside University

Teesside University

Midwifery Studies (pre-registration)

This course is suitable for registered adult nurses. It offers you pre-registration midwifery education together with the opportunity for academic development. This course prepares you to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2009) to become a midwife. It prepares you to become an emotionally intelligent worker, critical thinker, highly competent clinician, and advocate for childbearing women. You have the opportunity for academic advancement through strong emphasis on research and evidence-based practice. You develop a comprehensive and critical knowledge of strategies to promote normality within childbirth and a critical understanding of birth as a life changing event that a woman experiences within her unique social and cultural context. You also develop the knowledge required to recognise and respond to the individual needs and requirements of women and babies who have complex needs. There is a strong emphasis on developing qualities of leadership, professional, scientific and research knowledge. There is also a clear focus on practice innovation and research skills.

Entry requirements

You should have current registration on the NMC Professional Registers as a nurse (adult); a relevant honours degree (nursing, health, science) or 80-120 CATS points at degree level; evidence of previous study that includes theoretical aspects of research at diploma and degree level; evidence of current study within the last 3 years (current studies must be completed in time for course commencement).

Assessment methods

You are assessed in a variety of ways including assignments, debates, practical examinations and through the grading of clinical practice. Individual and group tutorial advice and support is available for you throughout.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 78 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384110