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Midwifery / Registered Midwife BSc(Hons)

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
3 years full time B720 2019

Why choose this course?

This three-year course prepares you for a career in midwifery. You need to have good interpersonal skills and empathy, as you'll be providing holistic, personal care to women and their families from all parts of society. The course 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's taught primarily at the St George's Tooting campus in South London.

Kingston University is ranked in the top three universities for Nursing and Midwifery in London (Guardian League Tables 2019).


On successfully completing this course you will have a degree and a professional midwifery qualification, ready to enter the Nursing and Midwifery Council register as a qualified midwife.

What you will study

This course gives you the scientific knowledge and practical skills you'll need to give care and advice to women and their families throughout their pregnancy and transition to parenthood. It comprises both theory and practice-based learning.

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. There is a great emphasis on clinical skills teaching, with more than half of the course focused on developing practical abilities.

We have established links with a wide range of placement partners, so you can gain clinical experience in maternity units in different hospital and community settings in other parts of this great city with its unique and mobile population. But even though you could be away from the main University site, you'll still have the support of the team here. Your personal tutors and fellow students form a close-knit unit and we'll take a personal interest in your progress, wherever you are on the course.

Students have an enjoyable and life-changing time here and, in the 2016 National Student Survey, gave an outstanding '91 per cent satisfaction' for midwifery. Kingston and St George's has been 'top in London' for nursing and midwifery in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (Guardian University League Tables), so we believe this is the best place to prepare for your career as a registered midwife.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. These modules will be subject to change in accordance with the new pre-registration midwifery education standards from the Nursing and Midwifery Council for 2020.

Year 1

  • Birth as a Life Event
  • Introduction to Professional Practice
  • Foundation for Biosciences in Childbearing
  • From Embryo to Neonate

Year 2

  • Women's Health and Illness
  • Principles of Research
  • Public Health and Childbearing
  • Dimensions of Health and Midwifery Practice

Year 3

  • Midwife as a Professional
  • Facilitating Women-Centred Care
  • Midwifery and Women's Health: International Perspectives
  • 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.

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