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Feb 28 2018

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Midwifery / Registered Midwife BSc(Hons) (for registered nurses)

Why choose this course?

If you’re a registered adult nurse who is planning to change your career to midwifery, we can offer you a shortened course which combines the benefits of excellent teaching, personal support and extensive placement opportunities. You’ll also benefit from the unique experience of being based in the stimulating and familiar clinical environment of St George’s, the only UK university dedicated to medicine and healthcare sciences.


On successfully completing this course you will have a degree and a professional midwifery qualification.

What you will study

This course is delivered over just 85 weeks, in recognition of the skills and knowledge you will have already gained during your nursing registration. 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.

We have established links with a wide range of practice partners, so your placement facilitator will aim to give you clinical experience with service users in different hospital and community units. But even though you could be away from the main university site, you’ll still have the support of the team here.

As a nurse you’ll know the importance of teamwork. We pride ourselves on being a very supportive team and we’ll take an individual and personal interest in your progress, wherever you are on the course. Kingston University has a well-established and highly effective Student Life Services team, which could be especially useful if you’re coming back to study after a period working.

Our students were 91 per cent satisfied with midwifery at Kingston and St George’s (National Student Survey 2016). And with ‘top in London’ rating for our nursing and midwifery in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (Guardian University League Tables), we think you’ll see why you should take your next stage of career-learning with us.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.


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

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University on a not-for-credit basis as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Find out more about Midwifery / Registered Midwife BSc(Hons) (for registered nurses)

We aim to ensure that all courses and modules advertised are delivered. However in some cases courses and modules may not be offered. For more information about why, and when you can expect to be notified, read our Changes to Academic Provision .

A copy of the regulations governing this course is available here

Details of terms dates for this course can be found here

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