Taught course

Midwifery & Women's Health

University of Central Lancashire · School of Health

Entry requirements

A minimum of a degree in a health related subject obtained within the last 10 years. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may be considered for entry to the programme if they can demonstrate their ability to engage in study at this level through accreditation of previous learning and experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative course builds upon a successful programme that has run since 2000. The MSc combines multiple routes that lead to qualifications enabling students to practice at higher levels as consultant midwives, clinicians, managers or teachers (UK as well as overseas). The course meets Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements for midwife teachers (dependent on modules undertaken). Students may access the course on site or by distance learning and it is available to both UK based and overseas midwives. All course material can be applied to different cultural needs of parturient women.
The course provides a programme that will promote women's health and has the potential to reduce maternal and infant mortality and morbidity.
The course aims to produce practitioners who are able to critically evaluate and develop maternity services in their own environment, ensuring a humanising, safe experience for mothers and their families.
Modules are taught by well respected experts within their field focussing on the normality of midwifery practice as well as variations of normality.
The MSc consist of nine modules, of which 5 are compulsory (Cultural, Legal and Political Perspectives of Maternal and Infant Health, Postgraduate Research Methodology and the quadruple Dissertation module).

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment56
Dissertation44 (20000 words)

Course contact details

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