Specific entry requirements
GCSE: 4 GCSEs, including Mathematics, English Language and a science subject (ie Chemistry or Biology) at grade 5 (B) or above (or equivalent).
Relevant experience (e.g. in a hospital) or a suitable indication of your interest in, and understanding of, the relevant healthcare profession.
Three years MSc:
an honours degree with a first or 2:1 classification or above (or equivalent)
this previous degree should not be in adult nursing or midwifery
all applicants must be screened for fitness to practise.
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and from both genders.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
All applicants will be screened for fitness to practise and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.
All Oxford Brookes University Health and Social Care Programmes conduct Value Based Recruitment (VBR). We recognise that values and attitudes have the greatest impact on the quality of people's care and their experiences.
VBR is a way of helping our Programme recruitment teams to assess the values, motives and attitudes of those who wish to work with people in health and social care settings. When we refer to values we mean, for example, the values included in the NHS constitution.
VBR focuses on 'how' and 'why' an applicant makes choices in how they act and seeks to explore reasons for their behaviour.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, an Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.5 in Reading and Writing, and 6.0 in Listening and Speaking) is required.
Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.
Months of entry
Our MSc in Midwifery (pre-registration) is for graduates with a first degree, leading to registration at master’s level.
You will have the opportunity to develop and refine your academic skills. This allows you to:
- critique and synthesise the best available evidence base which informs clinical midwifery
- identify areas to improve knowledge
- engage in undertaking research that aims to improve an aspect of care provision for women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.
Our lecturers are experienced in their specialist practice areas. They maintain excellent practice links with those areas locally and across the region.
You should have a deep understanding of the importance of woman-centeredness. Combined with excellent interpersonal skills and leadership potential.
A master’s degree in midwifery will provide you with a strong basis for a future career in clinical work. Alongside research, education, management, leadership or consultancy.
Information for international students
Pathways courses for international and EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.
Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.
If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.
Fees and funding
Financial support and scholarships
All eligible midwifery students on courses from September 2020 (new and continuing) will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. For more information please visit https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund
For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0) 1865 484848