Post-RM Bachelor of Science in Midwifery​​

AKU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONAM) was the first in Pakistan to offer this unique midwifery programme that started in 2013.

Our Post-RM Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (Post-RM BScM) programme, prepares students to provide essential care, advice and support to women during pregnancy, childbirth and the early newborn care stages.

As part of the programme, you will get an opportunity to collaborate and work with other healthcare providers that will prepare you to deliver holistic care to women and their families at all levels of the healthcare system. ​This means that you will be applying your knowledge and skills in midwifery practice throughout the perinatal period while you study.  

It is an extremely flexible programme as it allows you to enrol as full-time, part-time or work-based students, enabling you to study alongside your existing work commitments. ​


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​​Why SONAM?

At SONAM, we focus on producing leaders who are trusted to be the best in their field and are able to make an impact in the healthcare landscape. 

Our students learn in a blended learning environment with a combination of face-to-face and online teaching and learning modules. They also get simulator training at the University's Centre for Innovation in Medical Education and a chance to work in hospitals as well as community-based healthcare as part of their clinical rotations. ​​​​​

Developing your Midwifery Career​

Recognised for its internationally benchmarked quality, innovation and affordability, our midwifery
 programme prepares nurse-midwives to provide healthcare guidance and support 
to women during
pregnancy, childbirth and the early newborn care stages.

AKU's Centre for Innovation in Medical Education is the most advanced healthcare teaching and learning centre in the region.


With its state-of-the-art simulation labs, it enables our students to apply their knowledge, practice essential skills and become more confident in handling actual patients.​​

Learn more about CIME​

"Our midwifery graduates are well placed and many hold leadership positions in government and private institutions. 
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Some of our midwives have also pursued research to advance their career, making them stand out of the crowd!​"

Marina Baig,
Senior Instructor

Meet Our Alumna: Farida Shah​

For over 16 years, Farida Shah, has worked with the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as other global stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate midwifery education and practice initiatives, and is helping institutions address one of the most challenging healthcare issues in developing countries. 

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Adm​issions Process

Find out more about the eligibility criteria, English language requirements,
fee structure details, scholarships and all forms of financial assistance available.​