Entry requirements


A relevant first degree with a minimum 2.2 or above or equivalent international grade in Midwifery or in another relevant subject including but not confined to:
- Anthropology
- Sociology
- Public Health
- International Development.
In exceptional circumstances, portfolio entry may be considered. Examples might include countries where a Midwifery diploma rather than degree is available and where you can show other evidence of capacity to study at master's level.
For students whose first language or language of education is not English, the following qualifications will meet the English language requirement for entry to a postgraduate course of study:
- A first degree from a UK university
- OR A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language
- OR International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) a minimum score of 6.5 is required
- OR Pearson Test of English (Academic) score 72 required
- OR Other evidence of proficiency in the English language, which satisfies the board of studies concerned.

Months of entry


Course content

The Global Maternal Health MSc is a flexible programme designed to develop your leadership skills with a particular focus on international aspects of childbirth and maternal health, including development and scaling up of midwifery to improve quality, accessibility, and safety of maternity care globally.

You have the opportunity to discuss key issues in global maternal health and healthcare provision in multi-professional and interdisciplinary contexts.
You will gain a solid foundation of research skills and applied data analysis to support and extend your role as an evidence-based practitioner, researcher, educator, advocate or development worker.
This programme is suitable for graduates from a wide background relative to global maternal health, including midwifery, nursing, medicine, public health, policy, sociology, anthropology and law.
The programme develops your research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to undertake an international elective placement and to conduct an implementation and improvement project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research and service development in the future.

Fees and funding

Please visit: https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/courses/postgraduate/global-maternal-health

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Undergraduate and Postgraduate admissions
+44 (0)20 7040 5000