MSc Midwifery (Shortened)

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    MSc 2 years full-time  (with placements)

Course Description

This programme provides Registered Adult Nurses, who already have a relevant degree, with the opportunity to study Midwifery at Masters level. This course equips you with the skills, knowledge and professional insight needed to become a registered midwife. Whether it's helping women during pregnancy and birth, or giving support to new mothers, you learn through doing, building your confidence as you go. Graduate ready to excel as a fully rounded Midwife.

Key features

  • Become a 'Registered Midwife' with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as soon as you successfully complete the course.
  • Spend 50% of your time learning through doing, in a range of real placements, in partnership with real clients.
  • Build on your knowledge as registered-nurse to work as part of a multi-professional team within maternity services. 
  • Identify your own learning needs and build confidence through clinical skills and theory sessions, priming you to be at your best when working directly with real clients.
  • Train and practice your professional healthcare skills in an inspiring purpose-built environment, InterCity Place. 
  • Extend your skills in IT, numeracy and literacy to support your clinical and professional midwifery practice.
  • Learn about the psychological and social impacts of having a baby and how to effectively communicate with and support your clients.
  • Develop a critical approach to research, enabling you to provide evidence-based care.
  • Develop the professional knowledge, skills and attributes to enable you to work as an autonomous practitioner fit for the future.
  • Support women and families through a continuity of carer approach.

Entry Requirements

  • A strong GCSE profile of 5 GCSE’s at level 4 (grade C) or above, including English, Mathematics and Science.
  • Evidence of recent study (within the last 10 years).
  • Relevant clinical experience.
  • Registered Adult Nurse, Part 1 NMC registrant, relevant degree BSc or above usually with 2:1 or above.
  • Enhanced DBS and Occupational Health clearance is also mandatory, along with two satisfactory references and evidence of relevant clinical experience and recent study (within the last 10 years).

Student selection is via UCAS and includes:

  • A personal statement demonstrating an understanding of the role of the midwife 
  • References
  • Confirmation of academic attainment
  • Applicants are initially screened to ensure they have the required academic qualifications. Registration on the Adult Nursing part of the NMC register is also confirmed. All eligible applicants will undertake a face-to-face interview with members of the programme team and clinical partners.

Recruitment of international students will comply with UKVI student visa requirements in line with the University Internationalisation Strategy. 


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