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We are delighted to be working in partnership with NHS Highland and NHS Western Isles to bring midwifery education to the Highlands and Islands, funded by the Scottish Government.
If you are a registered adult nurse, this PgDip Pre-registration Shortened Midwifery Programme* means you can become a fully qualified midwife in just 20 months. The full-time programme is available to local registered nurses and to those wishing to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands and continue to work in the region afterwards.
The programe comprises 60% practice and 40% theory. Your clinical practice placements are provided by NHS Highland and NHS Western Isles in urban, remote and rural island practice areas. The theory components are arranged in blocks of attendance.
*subject to Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) approval
There are 3 semesters, each has a theory and a practice module. All modules are compulsory and must be passed.
Full-time: 86 weeks (20 months)
Our campus in Inverness provides students with one of the most unique and picturesque settings in which to study. The Department of Nursing is based at the Centre for Health Science near Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
The Centre for Health Science is home to world-leading healthcare research. Our academics here are recognised for excellence in teaching and learning and their work is internationally recognised for being innovative and ground-breaking. We provide a supportive and friendly environment to learn and develop professional midwifery skills. Simulation labs help to facilitate state-of-the-art skills teaching. The Centre for Health Science library provides access to the most current and up-to-date resources.
The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:
|2018-19||Scottish/EU||Rest of UK|
|Per module (20 credits)||£674||£840|
|Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits)||£4,044||£5,040|
|If you want to complete the full Masters (ie 6 modules plus a dissertation), there is an additional cost for the dissertation of:|
|Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation)||£2,022||£2,520|
Starting in January 2019, the PgDip Pre-registration Shortened Midwifery Programme will have 20 places. For eligible students, the Scottish Government will fund tuition fees and provide bursary support of approximately £6,500 per year to those not currently in employment. The government will co-fund with the health boards the salary costs of existing employees to enable them to undertake the programme.
NHS Highland or NHS Western Isles anticipate providing job opportunities for registered midwives exiting the programme.
The University of the Highlands and Islands will provide a masters in midwifery programme (MSc Midwifery) and you may also wish to consider undertaking a PhD.
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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.