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2 years
September 2024
Online learning

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 a range of multimedia teaching materials and live interactive sessions.
  • 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 a PGCert, PGDip or MSc award.


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.

Academic expertise

Kerry Pollard
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
Professor Gill Thomson
Professor in Perinatal Health
Rebekah McCrimmon
Midwifery Lecturer
Kenneth Finlayson
Research Associate
Leah Kirk
Senior Midwifery Lecturer
Sarah Johnson
Senior Midwifery Lecturer

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Part-time£1,000 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.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


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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