Northumbria University Newcastle - MSc Midwifery Studies

Northumbria University Newcastle

MSc Midwifery Studies

Midwife’ means ‘with woman’ and this has underpinned the relationship between midwives and women for hundreds of years. The term ‘pregnant woman’ is commonly used across the world, and in evidence-based guidance for maternity care, to refer to all childbearing people. The MSc Midwifery Studies course has been developed to incorporate the changing context of childbearing and the future direction of midwifery practice, whilst drawing on the essential elements of midwifery.

The MSc has been designed to meet the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), enabling you to apply for professional registration as a midwife in the UK upon successful completion of your degree. Building upon our successful BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies course, we will support you to develop the knowledge and skills of a competent midwife. 

You will leave the course as a confident graduate who is able to deliver high quality care to childbearing women, their babies and families. Not only this, you will also be equipped to take up exciting research and leadership roles, with competencies that will help you move into more specialist areas and support improvements in midwifery care.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree.

Applicants should have a GCSE grade 4 (grade C) or above in Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject, and also a science, social science or health subject at level 3 (A-Level or equivalent), prior to submitting their application.

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with at least 6.5 in the written section and at least 7.0 in the reading, listening and speaking sections (or approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

The MSc Midwifery Studies programme will prepare graduates to be capable clinical midwives, but also to undertake leadership roles, future study and professional development.

Midwives can practice in both hospital and community environments, meaning there are many job opportunities once qualified. Our MSc placement options will put you in a good position to pursue specialist or management level roles as your career progresses.

You will be encouraged to define your learning needs and priorities, demonstrating a proactive approach to your own lifelong learning, to ensure you achieve all the requirements of the programme and in readiness for future employment.

Course Details

  • With a key focus on the wellbeing of women and how to support them along their pregnancy journey, successful completion of this course will provide you with the qualification required to become a registered and practicing midwife in the UK.
  • We will be investing time into developing you as a proficient practitioner, enhancing your personal capabilities, exploring values and developing critical abilities, particularly research capability. By the end of the programme you will be able to confidently communicate complex issues, innovative ideas and research findings to audiences, through a variety of modes of dissemination.
  • You will be taught using a blended learning approach, whereby half of your time will be spent within a placement environment, and the other half delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. You will also be given the opportunity to work collaboratively with students on the BSc Midwifery Studies programme and other programmes within the department, as well as staff, developing support networks and a professional identity.

Year One

Health and Society (20 Credits)
Universal and Additional Midwifery Care 1 (40 Credits)
Midwifery Practice 1 (40 Credits)
Professional Practice in Midwifery (20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills(ALS) for PG Nursing and Midwifery students (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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