Entry requirements

You must have effective registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Adult), as well as 12 months full-time (or equivalent) post-registration experience in an acute area of nursing. You should have a degree equivalent to UK first class or upper second class honours (2:1 or above) in a relevant subject, plus five GCSEs at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject. Evidence must be provided of study at degree level within five years prior to application. An interview forms part of the selection process. If you accept an offer from Edge Hill University, you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire. In exceptional circumstances you may need to have a medical examination in order to establish your medical fitness to enter the midwifery profession. Medical fitness to practice is a mandatory requirement for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. Upon acceptance an offer of a place, you will also be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’.

Months of entry


Course content

If you are a qualified nurse seeking dual registration as a midwife and you have a minimum of one year's practice in adult nursing, then this Master’s degree is for you. Building on your existing skills in adult nursing, you will gain a comprehensive education in midwifery, develop into a confident, effective and compassionate midwife, and achieve a professional qualification which incorporates the leadership and management skills that enables registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.  The programme focuses on normality in maternal and neonatal care as well as the provision of care for women with complex care needs. It is designed to support the transition to the field of midwifery and postgraduate study. You will become an autonomous, evidence-based and research-aware practitioner, able to deliver excellent care and respond to the challenges of the midwifery profession.

Fees and funding

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this programme in academic year 2020/21, the tuition fees will be £9,250 for Year 1. The tuition fee for Year 2, which will be studied in academic year 2021/22, is expected to be 50% of the standard full-time tuition fee which is still to be announced by the Government. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


Assessment in both theory and practice is continuous. Practice is assessed against national outcomes and you are required to demonstrate evidence of your achievement. Assessment of theory is conducted through a combination of assignments, seminar presentations, advanced notice examinations and a dissertation.

Course contact details

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