Taught course

Masters in Midwifery

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a First degree or Honours degree.

In addition applicants must also have Higher/A Level English grade C, Higher/A Level Biology/Human Biology grade C and National 5/GCSE grade C/4 in Maths, or equivalent.

Interview Requirements

There will be a selection interview and all candidates must meet NMC requirements of good health and good character. Competition for places varies from year-to-year and achievement of the typical minimum entry requirements does not always guarantee shortlisting for interview or a place on the course.

Admission to the programme is dependent upon a satisfactory Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) check. This will be conducted as part of the induction week. The cost of the PVG check will be paid by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

Midwives provide skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate care to women, newborn infants and their families. They work across the continuum of pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labour, birth, postpartum and the early weeks of a newborn infant’s life. To meet these needs our programme reflects a dynamic, student-centred approach to learning, teaching and assessment.

It aims to prepare you for practice as an accountable and autonomous midwife with a focus on:

• mastery of the knowledge and skills required to provide safe and effective midwifery care to women and their families

• the interpersonal and cultural competence required for effective and collaborative working

• developing self-capability in a midwifery leadership context, particularly in relation to quality, safety and efficacy

• demonstrating commitment to ongoing research, audit and service evaluation to enhance professional learning, policy and practice

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions and Enquiries
+44 (0)333 900 6040