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Postgraduate study

Course overview

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

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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Course details

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.


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 our entry requirements



Career opportunities

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



2019 entry

Fee for UK/EU applicants

More details about our fees

  • Length: 1 Year
  • Attendance: Taught or distance learning
  • Enrolment date: September and January
  • Semester dates

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2019 entry

More details about our fees

  • Length: dissertation part only - 1 year
  • Attendance: Taught or distance learning
  • Enrolment date: September and January
  • Semester dates

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Choose Teesside


Stand out from other job applicants with your higher level qualification, specialist knowledge and expanded networks.



Improve your project management, critical thinking, research skills, time management, presentation skills and teamwork.



The median salary for working-age (16-64) postgraduates in 2018 was £6,000 more than graduates
(DoE Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2018,



Study in our friendly town-centre campus with over £270m recently invested and another £300m over the next 10 years.


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