18 Months

What is involved?

There are two main routes open to undergraduates when they want to become a Midwife. The the 18 month course should be chosen if you are ARE registered with the NMC as an Adult nurse for a minimum of 1 year. The 1 year post-registration requirement may be increased at short-listing.

If you are NOT a registered nurse and you are interested in midwifery please look at the
3 year course.

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What skills and qualities would I need?

There are many qualities required to be a good midwife. Midwives must have a caring and compassionate nature that is mindful of the women’s wishes. Midwives must be:

  • Excellent Communicators - to converse and support women from all types of cultures
  • Good Problem Solvers - to quickly find the right solutions and be able to apply their skills to any situation
  • Emotionally Aware – to the needs of the women to offer support and advice
  • Respectful and Honest - at all times to show respect, dignity, honesty and openness

Nursing & Midwifery Council Information Sheets

What does a Midwife do?
Becoming a Midwife in the UK

What Courses can I choose from?

In Northern Ireland the only university where you can study Midwifery is Queen's University:

Queen's University

Course name - BSc in Midwifery Studies
For more information visit the
Queens University Website

How do I apply?

Request for application packs may be made in person or by writing to the following address:

The Registry Office
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Queen's University of Belfast
Medical Biology Centre
97 Lisburn Road

Interested in a career in Midwifery? Download the latest leaflet that contains information on what courses you can choose and help you make the right choice.

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