Teesside University

Teesside University

Midwifery Studies (pre-registration)

This course is suitable for registered adult nurses. It offers students pre-registration midwifery education together with the opportunity for academic development so that on successful completion they will be put forward for registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and gain a postgraduate diploma in midwifery studies. This course prepares students to become an emotionally intelligent workers, critical thinkers, highly competent clinicians, and advocates for childbearing women. Students have the opportunity for academic advancement through strong emphasis on research and evidence-based practice. Students 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. Students 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

Applicants should have: current registration on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Registers as a nurse (adult); normally practised for 1 year as a registered adult nurse; 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). Admission to the course is dependent on the following: academic entry requirements being met; satisfactory application form; successful interview; satisfactory references; completed work-based risk assessment process; enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Course modules

Core modules: achieving competence in midwifery; designing research projects: midwifery; developing competence in midwifery; developing holistic midwifery care; evidence-based midwifery and service improvement; facilitating excellence in midwifery care; midwifery philosophy and discourse. Modules offered may vary.

Assessment methods

Students 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 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 Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 78 weeks

Campus details

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

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