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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.
Supporting information for applicants
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 through teams.
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 online learning 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.
> 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 general information please see our overview of entry requirements
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.