Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Midwifery)

University of Bedfordshire · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You need to fulfil these criteria:

a. Be a midwife registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

b. Have a degree (grade 2:2 or higher) or equivalent professional experience.

c. Currently be employed with a health or social care provider within a midwifery role.

d. It is essential that students remain in practice throughout this course and can provide a signed letter of support from their employer confirming that they can provide the skills development and support required for this course.

Sponsored applicants who meet the above entry criteria will be interviewed by their employer and if successful and they met the criteria for entry then their details will be forwarded to the University Admissions Department for registration.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

If you are a registered midwife ready to take your career to the next level, then this course will give you the skills to become an advanced practitioner who can lead, innovate and enhance healthcare within and outside the hospital environment.

This Master’s course covers all areas of your practice (clinical, managerial, education and control centres), and uses your current work and development needs to build on your existing skills and experience.

You are taught by a course team of experienced health professionals who will support you through any concerns you may have about returning to study.

To be eligible for this course, you must already be working as a UK-registered healthcare professional in your chosen discipline (and remain so for the duration of the course).

Please note: this course will run subject to recruitment of suitable cohort numbers.

Why choose this course?

  • Study key areas such as understanding advanced midwifery practice; understanding the opportunities of the workplace; and how health professionals challenge and lead change
  • Explore mentorship, people management, patient safety and resilience as well as clinical and theoretical practice
  • Benefit from a course developed by experienced health professionals who will prepare you for your return to study and support you to operate at an advanced level
  • Build your knowledge and experience in a range of areas, enabling you to progress to more senior roles and be recognised as a well-grounded and capable individual
  • Benefit from the increased opportunities that come with being a Master’s graduate
  • Develop critical thinking skills through learning how to evaluate and present evidence from a range of sources within your area of practice
  • Acquire specialist expertise as an autonomous learner, undertaking a research project that will contribute to advancing your practice

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0300 3300 703