Taught course

Advanced Practice (Midwifery)

Institution
King's College London · Department of Midwifery
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Employment/work experience requirements

This course is for qualified midwives only.

You must normally be working in a practice role, which involves regular patient/client contact. The College cannot arrange clinical placements. Applicants should be working in an appropriate care setting and/or post for the duration of the programme and have a minimum two years’ clinical experience as a qualified practitioner.

Academic Requirements

The normal entry requirement for graduate study is a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent).

Applicants with other backgrounds or qualifications, including those without a first degree, can be considered: if you do not meet the normal entry requirements or you have only the minimum academic standard you should pay particular attention in preparing your supporting statement and CV to ensure that you draw attention to evidence of potential success at graduate level. This might include publications, preparation of substantial reports or active participation in service development initiatives or funded research.

Months of entry

September

Course content

For qualified midwives. Gain knowledge and understanding of the international, social, ethical issues and political context of reproduction and maternal health policy, evidence-based practice and research methods.

Students undertake core modules in the leadership and delivery of maternity services, evidence-based practice and healthcare research. In addition students select options from a range of areas including:

Clinical specialities

Professional development and organisational change

Other options from our BSc programme and modules from the MSc in Medical Ultrasound may also be available. Students who have already studied clinically focused modules at undergraduate or graduate level at King’s may be able to incorporate this study into the programme provided that the credits have not already contributed to an award. Modules studied elsewhere may be incorporated through accreditation of prior certificated learning (subject to a successful accreditation claim).

Please see our frequently asked questions here.

Course purpose

The aim of this master's in Advanced Practice is to equip you with an understanding of international, political, social and ethical issues of reproduction, and a scientific basis for examining maternity policy and practice. You will gain knowledge and understanding of the social and political context of reproduction and maternal health policy, evidence-based practice and research methods.

Fees and funding

Staff from contracted Trusts are eligible to have their study funded, subject to agreement by their manager. Students not sponsored by their employer may wish to pursue other sources of funding. Please see the website for further information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36-72 months

PGDip

part time
24-72 months

PGCert

part time
12-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
postgrad-nm@kcl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7848 3571