Our specially shortened Midwifery BSc has been developed in partnership with local NHS hospitals, which means that up to 50% of teaching takes place in London's leading maternity wards.
You'll gain practical experience in a realistic and safe simulated environment at our new West Stand facility – our state-of-the-art training centre which is known for being one of the best in the UK.
HEE (Health Education England) is going to fund tuition fees for shortened programme students from January 2022 to April 2024. Read more about funding arrangements on the NHS site.
Our course is approved by the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) and you’ll be placed on the professional midwifery register once you graduate.
Once you graduate, there will be some great career opportunities available for you to choose from. Over 90% of our graduates are in employment.
Your skills will be in high demand in NHS labour and antenatal wards, private practices, as well as within communities, local clinics, and GP surgeries.
This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and leads to eligibility to receive the status as a Registered Midwife. This means the course is professionally recognised for being of the highest quality, focused on developing the knowledge and skills that employers require.
Our brilliant Middlesex team have current first-hand knowledge of the exhilarating but challenging midwife role, both in the UK and internationally.
They will help you build the resilience needed to support others through pregnancy, childbirth and the early years of childcare.
Key modules include anatomy, physiology/pathophysiology, legal or ethical concerns, and cultural and psychosocial issues.
On our highly-respected midwifery conversion degree, you will:
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Our exceptional team will teach you the theory and skills needed to qualify as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Your studies will include anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, cultural and psychosocial issues, interprofessional working, legal and ethical issues.
Upon graduation, you will be able to confidently assess, plan, implement and evaluate effective midwifery care. Your learning will be integrated with that of other students from our School of Health and Education and designated study days will be organised for shared learning with midwifery, medical and social work students. You will also develop interpersonal and collaborative skills to help you work effectively in multi-professional teams across healthcare and related sectors.
Midwives are the key professionals providing maternity care for mothers and babies. It is vital that midwives have the appropriate knowledge and skills to recognise, assess and communicate risk and be proficient and confident in supporting women, babies and their families in all aspects of childbirth. You will explore wider perspectives in midwifery including ethics in healthcare, the public health role of the midwife and develop management skills.
Our modules will help you progress towards the role of autonomous midwife practitioners, competent to deal with a variety of normal and/ or challenging situations in midwifery practice. You will learn the midwives' roles, responsibilities and spheres of practice when providing care to healthy women and their babies during pregnancy, labour and postnatally, and integrate theory with practice building on existing knowledge and skills.
This module aims to aid you to integrate anatomy and physiology and related theory with practice, building on your existing nursing knowledge and skills. You will be encouraged to relate this knowledge to the midwife’s role, skills and responsibility when providing care to healthy women and their families during pregnancy, labour and puerperium. Throughout the module the emphasis will be on normal anatomy and physiology, drawing on your previous knowledge as qualified nurses and assisting you in your transition from nurse to midwife.
This module aims to build a firm foundation of knowledge relating to normal midwifery for the mother. In addition it will help you to recognise and appreciate the midwife’s role, responsibilities and sphere of practice when providing care to healthy women during the antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum periods and to enable the integration of theory with practice. During this module, you will build on their communication and research skills. The module will also draw on your previous experiences as nurses to facilitate the transition from nurse to midwife. The MORA (Midwifery Ongoing Record of Achievement) book will be incorporated for this module.
This module is designed to enable you to undertake the examination of the neonate from birth to 6-8 weeks of age. The theoretical and practical knowledge gained during the module will enable theory to be applied to practice with regards to physiology and recognition of deviation from normality in order to support parents in the partnership of care of their new born baby. This will enable the provision of a framework of practice and will empower you in an enhanced and autonomous role as lead professional within the care of the newborn.
The aim of the module is to understand complex care in midwifery and deviations from normality whilst working with the multiagency team. You will be supported to develop an understanding of recognising complexities and effectively managing the mother and her baby to produce good birth outcomes. You will learn to participate and manage emergencies when caring for mothers and fetus/newborn during childbirth process. There will be a focus on midwifery proficiencies in the administration and calculation of medicines.
This module is designed to enable you to undertake the examination of the neonate from birth to 6-8 weeks of age. The theoretical and practical knowledge gained during the module will allow early identification of abnormalities and/or potential problems in order that the baby, parents and professionals can be informed and prepared for the required care. This will enable the provision of a framework of practice and will empower you in an enhanced and autonomous role as lead professional within the care of the newborn.
The aim of the module is to ensure that you move towards the role of autonomous midwife practitioner and that you are competent to deal with a variety of normal and/or challenging situations in midwifery practice. During this module you will be encouraged to scrutinize and reflect upon your own practice and critically examine the impact of external influences on the midwifery profession as you consolidate their management skills within the midwifery practice areas. You will also be able to promote normality, and act as an advocate for women and support their choices. There will be a focus on change management and Innovation to improve on existing practices and offer evidence based midwifery care.
To find out more about this highly regarded course, please download the Midwifery with Professional Registration (Shortened Programme for Registered Adult Nurses) BSc Honours specification (PDF).
We have recently launched our outstanding new clinical health facilities in the West Stand at StoneX Stadium.
Our high-tech simulation suites link the theories of the classroom with the practice of treating patients in a hospital environment with:
The high-tech nursing and midwifery simulation suites allow you to link the theories of the classroom with the practice of treating patients in a hospital environment.
We offer lots of support to help you while you're studying including financial advice, wellbeing, mental health, and disability support.
We'll support you if you have additional needs such as sensory impairment or dyslexia. And if you want to find out whether Middlesex is the right place for you before you apply, get in touch with our Disability Advice and Support service.
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Our Middlesex Unitemps branch will help you find work that fits around uni and your other commitments. We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above.
You can apply for scholarships and bursaries and our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.
We have also reduced the costs of studying with free laptop loans, free learning resources and discounts to save money on everyday things. Check out our guide to student life on a budget.
Career opportunities for midwives go beyond hospitals with antenatal, labour and postnatal wards and neonatal units in the private sector and NHS, these include work in the community, local clinics, children's centres and GP surgeries.
Midwifery is a well-paid field with excellent career progression. Your can also diversify your career adding elements of research, teaching, practice development and management - including management at board level within an NHS trust.
We are committed to our strong relationships with partner NHS trusts, with whom our programme has been developed. All of our staff have had successful careers as midwives and many of them are still actively involved in practice, not just in the UK but also in developing midwifery overseas.
Our Careers & Employability Service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.
Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has put us in the top 10 UK universities for students who want to be CEOs and entrepreneurs (Hitachi, 2021).
Our location in London helps us connect you with over 1,000 industry partners to develop your future employment prospects. And we have unique work and study opportunities at our campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.
Placements are an integral part of the course. Many of our students go on to get their first job after graduation in their placement locations. The programme comprises 50% theory and 50% practice and takes place with hospitals in north London with whom we have excellent relationships such as:
During clinical practice weeks, you are required to work shifts to experience 24-hour, seven-day care to develop understanding of the needs and experiences of women and babies throughout a 24-hour period. You are assessed in the practice area and have the support of a designated mentor. To promote the development of proficiency and promote continuity, you will follow a small caseload.
Placements greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and those who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying the learning in a professional setting.
The fees below refer to the 2024/25 academic year unless otherwise stated. Course fees are subject to annual inflation.
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Part-time: £138 per taught credit
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Midwifery BSc graduate
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