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BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies (top up) degree  

About the programme

This course aims to:

  • enable registered midwives to develop the higher level of knowledge and skills that would complement their level of expertise developed in the practice setting
  • provide midwives with the flexibility to achieve degree status through undertaking studies specifically relevant to their individual area of clinical practice whilst continuing to meet changing healthcare demands within the maternity services throughout the 21st century
  • the course is modular offering midwives the flexibility to study at their own pace within the 5 year pathway

The course is based in the Derby and Nottingham Education Centres. Please note that some modules may be taken in Lincolnshire.


Modules available:


  • Evidence Based Practice (30 credits)
  • Work Based Learning Projects (30 credits)


  • Two further optional modules (to equal 60 credits)

Entry requirements

  • Students must hold a diploma qualification and/or relevant experience deemed to be equivalent and be a registered practising midwife in the United Kingdom, OR be eligible for temporary registration in the United Kingdom if practising as a midwife overseas 
  • 120 credits at level 1 – automatically awarded to all ‘first level’ registered midwives in respect of their registration qualification (or international equivalent)
  • 120 credits at level 2 that have been completed within the past ten years – 40 level 2 credits may be awarded via Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) for current contemporary practice (or international equivalent)
  • For international students – IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element) 

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Key information

  • Open to: UK students
  • Students must be employed as a practising midwife during the programme.
  • This course does not lead to registration with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)


Sharon Goodwin
Telephone: +44 (0)115 823 1927 


School of Health Sciences

B Floor, South Block Link
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 0850