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(Hons) Midwifery - Registered Midwife (for registered nurses), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 20 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) London, United Kingdom
If you're a registered adult nurse who is planning to change your career to midwifery, St George's, University of London can offer you a shortened course in (Hons) Midwifery - Registered Midwife (for registered nurses) which combines the benefits of excellent teaching, personal support and extensive placement opportunities. 
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The (Hons) Midwifery - Registered Midwife (for registered nurses) course offered by St George's, University of London is part of a unique joint faculty between Kingston University and St George's, University of London, the only UK university dedicated to medicine and healthcare sciences, giving you excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth. 

It is taught primarily at the St George's Tooting campus in South London.

What you will study

This course is delivered over just 85 weeks, in recognition of the skills and knowledge you will have already gained as a registered adult nurse. It concentrates on the specific range of subjects you will need to learn to become a registered midwife. 

Comprising large amounts of both theory and clinical skills teaching, you'll gain the scientific knowledge base and practical abilities for your future midwifery practice.

With teaching based on the site of a major hospital, you'll experience regular contact with other working health professionals who may bring their practical knowledge to your learning on occasions. You will have joint learning opportunities with other allied health students in our simulation suites and classrooms.

Careers and progression

Registered midwives can choose to develop their skills and experience in the NHS, or the independent or voluntary sectors. Midwives can elect to work clinically, teach, undertake research or manage a maternity service. Extensive postgraduate study opportunities are also available at Kingston and St George's.

Career opportunities

Midwifery today is a highly attractive career with good financial rewards and excellent employment prospects in the UK and overseas.

The majority of midwives work in the NHS, either in the community working alongside GPs, district nurses and social workers, or in hospital environments in partnership with obstetricians, anaesthetists and neonatologists. Others work in private maternity hospitals or practice independently.


On successfully completing this course you will have a degree and a professional midwifery qualification, recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 20 months
    • Duration description

      85 weeks

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Transition to Midwifery Practice
  • Social and Political Context of Midwifery Care
  • Midwifery and Complicated Childbearing
  • Effective Midwifery Practice
  • Improving Practice through Research

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Registration as an Adult Nurse (RNA) on the NMC Professional Register for Nurses, Midwives and specialist community public health nurses 
  • Candidates pursuing the BSc(Hons) strand must have evidence of diploma-level study, with a minimum of 120 credits at Level 5.
  • The selection process includes an interview / occupational health clearance / Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14600 GBP per year and a duration of 20 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 20 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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