3 Years
May 2024
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If you’re a practising midwife our MSc in Midwifery puts you at the cutting-edge of thinking, research and practice to benefit your career. It’ll also help you meet new challenges and opportunities as a practitioner, partner and leader delivering and shaping future maternity services.

Why study with us

  • Depending on the modules you select, you may be able to study this course entirely online.
  • Modules within this course can be studied as standalone CPD courses, and built upon to gain either a PGCert, PGDip or full master's degree.
  • You’ll focus on key areas like advancing midwifery practice, leadership, research and education. You’ll also look at service development and change, including legal, ethical, cultural and societal issues.

What you'll do

  • There are options to be taught in class and via e-learning, using multimedia teaching materials, live interactive sessions, email contact with tutors and peer groups, message boarding and scheduled live personal tutorials.
  • Reflections and peer study, including with those from around the world, is a valuable part of the course which is delivered in English.
  • There are stepping off points at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, and master’s degree levels.

Module information

You will study at least three core modules and build the rest of your course by choosing from the list of optional modules. The modules are also available as standalone courses which can be studied alone or built upon to gain the MSc award.


Course delivery

The majority of your teaching will be online with some modules offering on campus modules. By module selection, 100% of your course could be completed online.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Following successful completion of the MSc Midwifery course you can progress your career as an educator, leader, or advanced practitioner. You could also pursue further study with a professional doctorate or a PhD.

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Academic expertise

Kerry Pollard
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Kerry has worked as a Lecturer in Midwifery since April 2015. She has BSc (Hons) degree in Adult Nursing with a clinical background working in the Emergency department and Urgent care centres. Kerry also has a BSc (Hons) degree in Midwifery and her previous clinical role was as t…

Professor Soo Downe
Professor of Midwifery Studies
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Soo is a midwife with a particular research focus on the nature of, and cultures around, normal birth. Soo has undertaken research using a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods, from phenomenology and ethnography to surveys, RCTs, and epidemiological analysis of lar…

Fees and funding

Part-time£933 per 20 credits
Part-time£1000 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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