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Entry requirements

You must have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Adult), as well as at least 12 months full-time (or equivalent) post-registration experience of general care. You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or lower second-class honours (2:2 or above) in adult nursing. A DipHE in adult nursing is also accepted if you have evidence of study at level 6 or higher within the last five years. GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics are required at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent). An interview forms part of the selection process. If you accept an offer from Edge Hill you will need to satisfy the requirements of the Nursing & Midwifery Council in respect of physical and mental fitness and will 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'. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

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 Masters 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 student who will be joining this programme in academic year 2021/22, the tuition fee will be £9,250 a year.If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this programme in academic year 2022/23, the tuition fee is still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    20 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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