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Nursing, midwifery and palliative care

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For aspiring and experienced nurses and midwives this group of courses offers a wide range of training and professional development opportunities that will enable you to launch a career as a healthcare expert, or move your career to the next level and beyond.

Our extensive range of courses, at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, includes initial professional training and opportunities to specialise in particular aspects of care.

At the undergraduate level you can train and qualify as a registered nurse or midwife, or build on existing healthcare skills.

For postgraduate students, our courses open up pathways that focus on some of the most pressing issues in healthcare today, including care for some of the most vulnerable in our society.

From specialisms dealing with children or mental health to delivering healthcare in the community, or delivering babies, nursing and midwifery at King’s offers world-class training, an opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading practitioners, and to connect with the next generation of leaders in this vital field.

You’ll engage with innovative programmes presenting the very latest thinking on topics such as art, music and culture in healthcare,  and mental health and enjoy opportunities to explore, and in some case undertake, cutting-edge research.

With theoretical and practical training, as well as research projects, based at some of London and the UK’s leading teaching hospitals, there simply isn’t a better place to begin, or to enhance your career in nursing or midwifery.

Nursing, midwifery and palliative care courses



Undergraduate nursing and midwifery courses


Nursing with Registration as a Children's Nurse BSc                

Nursing Studies (for qualified healthcare professionals) BSc

Nursing with Registration as a Mental Health Nurse BSc                            

Clinical Practice BSc

Nursing with Registration as an Adult Nurse BSc

Midwifery with Registration as a Midwife BSc

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Visiting/School Nursing) BSc

Nursing BSc


Postgraduate Taught



Advanced Clinical Practice MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Maternal & Newborn Healthcare PGCert/PGDip/MSc 

Advanced Critical Care Practice PG Dip

Midwifery MSc

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing/ Health Visiting/School Nursing PG Dip/MSc

Nursing MSc

Clinical Nursing MSc

Palliative Care MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip

Clinical Research MRes

Nursing with Registration as an Adult Nurse MSc

Nursing with Registration as a Children's Nurse MSc

Nursing with Registration as a Mental Health Nurse MSc


For further information about our postgraduate opportunities, please visit our Faculty Postgraduate Study handbook here.


  • Around 200 staff and nearly 3,000 students make this one of the largest and most vibrant teaching and learning communities in nursing and midwifery anywhere in the UK.

  • The Faculty is ranked as the number 2 faculty for nursing in the UK and 5th in the world (QS World Rankings 2018), with internationally renowned academics who lead the way in evidence based innovative healthcare.

  • Located in the heart of London, giving exposure to a range of healthcare related social issues to ensure a wide-ranging practical training experience.

  • A variety of courses offering world-class professional development in all the major fields, with opportunities to select specialist modules and elective placements that reflect your own particular interests.    

  • Pioneering innovative new approaches to nursing and midwifery and leading research across a variety of topics.

Careers – where could your course take you?

King’s is a highly respected institution in this field and home to the world’s first dedicated school of nursing and midwifery, dating back to 1860 by its founder and namesake, Florence Nightingale.

Graduates from our courses predominantly enter careers in the NHS, enjoying long and distinguished careers delivery the quality of care that is at the heart of all of our programmes. Many have gone on to take leading roles in healthcare delivery, management and policymaking. Others choose to enter the private sector, or work overseas where they can share the benefits of a first-class professional education.

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