Taught course

Advanced Midwifery Practice

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

You must hold an appropriate midwifery qualification and have a minimum of one year’s post-qualification experience of working as a midwife. An Honours degree qualification is also usually required. Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision is based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email admissions@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Re-ignite your passion for midwifery and develop your knowledge and skills to an advanced level with our stimulating and challenging Masters course, which will open doors to leadership or research roles.

If you’re passionate about your midwifery practice and want to develop your knowledge and skills to an advanced level, our MSc is for you. Supported by an exceptional academic team of experienced midwives within a faculty with a track record for innovative midwifery training, it’ll enable you to advance your existing skills of independent thinking and quickly apply them to your practice.

With concerns about rising rates of intervention, you’ll be encouraged to explore both how to promote normality during childbirth and how to facilitate care for vulnerable women with complex needs, with the aim of reducing intervention. The supporting optional modules, the research studies module and major project will help you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop your leadership and research skills for clinical practice.

Successful completion of this course will give you the potential to advance your career into leadership positions within clinical settings, or in the fields of management, research and teaching. You’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to become an innovative, forward-thinking practitioner, with the qualities needed to affect change in healthcare planning, delivery and education.

As a midwifery postgraduate student at our modern Chelmsford campus, you’ll enjoy all the academic and social benefits you could expect from one of the largest and most exciting universities in England. Our William Harvey building has a specialist midwifery clinical skills room that is used to simulate practice skills training.
Our midwifery team works with international agencies such as the UK Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, World Health Organisation (WHO), The White Ribbon Alliance and the London School for Health and Tropical Medicine. In addition many of the team have specific research interests and are either completing, or have completed doctorates.
Anglia Ruskin is one of only a few universities in the UK to hold Baby-Friendly Initiative full accreditation.
You’ll also have the opportunity to complete the course with an additional qualification as a Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) practitioner. Many of our Masters level midwifery students go on to complete professional doctorates.

Assessment methods vary between modules and include written essays, seminar presentations with supporting papers, annotated PowerPoint presentation, Observed Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), portfolio presentation, a research proposal and, for the Masters award, a major project of no more than 18,000 words.

All the assessment methods are designed to demonstrate the range of knowledge and skills expected of a practitioner working at an advanced level.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to demonstrate a standard of English language (IELTS) at level 6.5 (including written English) or equivalent.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
01245 493131