Postgraduate study
Nursing, Midwifery & Health Professions

MSc Midwifery Studies*

This course is suitable for registered midwives who have successfully completed the PgDip midwifery course at level 7.

Course information

Full-time

  • 1 Year

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2019 entry

Part-time

  • dissertation part only - 1 year

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2019 entry

  • Taught or distance learning
  • Enrolment date: September and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
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This course is available to all practising midwives holding a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery.

It enables you to build on your level 7 studies to gain an MSc in Midwifery Studies by undertaking a research project module. This gives you the opportunity to explore a self-selected area relevant to national or global midwifery practice.

You can study this module on a full-time or part-time basis, or by distance learning.

The course has two entry points a year – September and January. If you start in September you complete in May. If you prefer a January start date you will complete in July. You are supported by an academic supervisor throughout the module.

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You are offered four taught sessions on research at the beginning of the module to support your research project. These sessions are also available online. You also get up to 10 hours of support for your project is from your midwifery supervisor - this time is negotiated between you and your supervisor. Your supervision is available face to face or using FaceTime or Skype.

Additional research workshops are available at the University if you need more support with research methods and analysing data.

How you learn

Key research lectures are provided at the start of the module and independent learning is supported by supervision tutorials. These are also available online through our elearning site.

How you are assessed

Your summative assessment is a 15,000-word account of your research project. If you start in September your dissertation submission date is May. If you start in January, it’s July.

Career opportunities

Achievement of this course enhances your career options and opens up opportunities within hospital and community settings. You also have the opportunity to work in specialty roles within midwifery.

Entry requirements

Applicants must:
> have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery course in the UK.
> be currently registered as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and practicing as a midwife.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

Health conditions requiring adjustments

For this particular course, you may need to undertake an occupational health or work-based risk assessment check. If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism spectrum condition, sensory impairment or medical condition that may require reasonable adjustments during an external placement, in the university or in a clinical practice area, this must be declared as part of the enrolment process. If you are unsure you can contact the relevant admissions or course tutor for guidance.

Course information

Full-time

  • 1 Year

More full-time details

2019 entry

Part-time

  • dissertation part only - 1 year

More part-time details

2019 entry

  • Taught or distance learning
  • Enrolment date: September and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Semester dates

Contact details

Further information