Taught course

Midwifery (Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care)

City, University of London · Division of Midwifery and Radiography

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should have:
  • a second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.
  • a lower qualification such as Diploma in Midwifery may be considered with appropriate prior experience. You would normally be expected to have been practicing as a registered midwife for at least one year
  • at least one year's experience as a practising and registered midwife.
  • If you do not hold a degree, your application may still be considered on the basis of your professional experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is designed for registered midwives and will give you the opportunity to build upon your existing specialist knowledge and skills and widen your career opportunities.

The course is designed for qualified midwives who have at least one year of experience in clinical midwifery practice. It has been designed to help you advance into senior, advanced and educational posts within the midwifery profession, where a Masters qualification is often desired.
The MSc provides the opportunity to create a challenging and rewarding course of study tailored to your personal development needs. Compulsory modules are kept to a minimum, enabling you to choose from a wide range of optional modules to personalise your learning.
Completing an Advanced Practice (Midwifery) MSc at City, University of London will not only demonstrate your ambition and aptitude for learning, it will increase your chances of success in your chosen career progression. Plus, our uniquely flexible programme enables you to tailor your learning to your unique learning needs and interests.

City’s Advanced Practice (Midwifery) MSc is a natural progression from your preregistration Midwifery education helping you:
  • Build upon your specialist knowledge and skills in a way that will widen your career opportunities.
  • Gain a solid foundation of research skills and applied data analysis to support and extend your role as an evidence-based practitioner.
  • Choose from a wide range of optional modules, building a unique and challenging learning programme tailored to your individual development needs and interests.
  • Learn about the latest theoretical policy and clinical developments relating to midwifery. Develop research, applied data analysis and critical thinking skills.
  • Prepare for leading roles as an evidence-based practitioner.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, one of the following is also required:
  • A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language. For example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA.
  • IELTS: 7.0.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 72.
Due to changes in the UKVI’s list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £8,000 / Part-time: £4,000 per year
International students
Full-time: £16,000 / Part-time: £8,000 per year

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-24 months


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Professional practice20
Dissertation20 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0) 20 7040 5790