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Midwifery with Professional Registration (Shortened Programme for Registered Adult Nurses) BSc Honours

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September 2019
Shortened programme
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
Course leader
Jilly Pride

This course is now available in Clearing

Midwifery is an extremely rewarding career, yet there is a shortfall of qualified professionals to meet growing demand. Our fast-track 85-week degree is designed for qualified adult nurses wanting to train as midwifes within a supportive and professional learning environment.

Why study BSc Midwifery with Professional Registration (Shortened Programme for Registered Adult Nurses) at Middlesex University?

As a leading provider of midwifery training, our programme for Sept 2018 offers a perfect mix of 50% theory and 50% practice. This degree is carried out in our partner NHS hospitals - which include some of London's leading maternity units. Many of our graduates start their careers with their placement host.

The theoretical component prepares you for every aspect of the midwife's role; you will learn the essential skills required to support families to prepare for parenthood and develop a thorough knowledge of antenatal and postnatal care. Upon graduation, you will be armed with the confidence to offer counselling, guidance and care to women at all stages of pregnancy, from the initial hospital visit through to the 28th day following birth.

Our course is fully approved by the NMC, and graduates will be placed on the professional register to work as midwives, whilst also having the advantage of being dual-qualified.

Course highlights

  • Your studies are supported by brand new state-of-the-art facilities including midwifery skills labs and a separate building set up to deliver a range of high-fidelity simulations in areas such as resuscitation and dealing with women with complex care needs
  • This course has been developed in partnership with local NHS trusts so we are able to offer placements within leading maternity wards
  • Our team of dedicated academics and support staff ensure that you receive the highest standard of clinical training
  • This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to meet the highest standard of healthcare training
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

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What will you study on the BSc Midwifery with Professional Registration (Shortened Programme for Registered Adult Nurses)?

Key modules will provide the necessary theory to meet Nursing and Midwifery Council standards of proficiency for midwifery, which include anatomy and 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 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 have the skills to function effectively in a multi-professional team 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.

The modules below aim to ensure that you move 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. The emphasis will be on maintaining normality.

  • Core modules

    • Fundamentals of Midwifery (30 credits) - Compulsory


    • Evidence-Based Midwifery Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module will enable students to determine what constitutes best evidence and apply this to a variety of practice situations. They will develop their skills of critical analysis, using these to construct and sustain logical and cohesive arguments. They will consider issues in midwifery practice and examine and analyse the evidence on which practice is based.

    • Care of Mother and Baby with Complex Needs (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module recognises deviations from normal in pregnancy, labour and the puerperium including physical/psychosocial issues and effects on environment affecting the mother and the fetus/neonate, including relevant anatomy and pathophysiology. They will apply and critically reflect on appropriate theories to promote health through education activities.

    • Towards Autonomous Midwifery Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The aim of the module is analyse the role of autonomous midwife practitioners and that they are competent to deal with a variety of normal and challenging situations in midwifery practice. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon their own practice and examine the impact of external influences on the midwifery profession as they consolidate their management ability within the midwifery practice areas.

    • Practice Modules (30 credits each) - Compulsory

      There are three practice modules which run in tandem with theoretical modules. These enable you to link practice to theory and learning, through structured and facilitated processes of written and verbal reflection. They draw on your previous experiences as nurses to facilitate the transition from nurse to midwife.

    • Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This synthesises academic learning providing an opportunity to study independently and investigate a topic in depth. It fosters academic curiosity, an inquiry based approach, the employment and application of research skills. You select a topic of personal interest for further study and manage your own learning, with the support of a supervisor.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.

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How can the BSc Midwifery with Professional Registration (Shortened Programme for Registered Adult Nurses) support your career?

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.

Professional accreditation

This course is approved 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.

Industry links

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.

Jilly Pride
Course Leader

Jilly joined Middlesex in 2009, after previously working as an inpatient manager at University College Hospital. She is a Supervisor of Midwives at Royal Free Hospital and her qualifications include DPAS in Midwifery, BSc Applied Social Science and MSc in Midwifery.

  • Sarah Jevons

    Midwifery BSc graduate

    I feel very fortunate to have worked with clients, students and midwives from such a wide variety of geographical, social, cultural and spiritual backgrounds. I've learnt such a lot from that. Middlesex has connections all over the world and I was very lucky to be selected with some of my fellow students to go to China on a two-week trip to a maternity unit in Changzhou to observe maternity care there. It was an amazing experience!

    Midwives are very busy with so many demands on their time but as a student I felt I could support women that bit more and be their advocate. The women and families valued that continuity of care. I really hope that as a qualified midwife I will still be able to make the time for that.

    I've met some wonderful people and I know we will stay in touch, wherever we end up working. It has been an overwhelming physically, emotionally and intellectually challenging three years. And I've loved it. Once I have some experience I would definitely like to do some work abroad, short or long term with the Red CrossMédecins Sans Frontières or VSO for example. And in a few years, when I find the time and the energy, I would like to tackle a masters.

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