You must be a registered or licensed midwife with a first degree to enrol on the Midwifery award. The MSc Maternal and Infant Health is open to all those working in maternal and infant health care contexts.
Months of entry
This programme is invaluable for all those who want to develop excellence, improve health outcomes for women and infants, and share good practice. Although the Midwifery award is only available to registered or licensed midwives, the MSc Maternal and Infant Health is not limited to specific professionals and the modules will be shared with a range of health and social care professionals studying our other programmes.
Students on this programme can exit at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma level.
The programme is studied through online distance learning and runs over two semesters and up to three and a half years. Students are required to take four modules; one per semester. The final 18 months of the programme comprises the dissertation which is normally a systematic review.
In order to achieve the MSc, students must undertake a research core module, one or both of two award cores modules. These are Contemporary Issues in Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Global Issues in Maternal and Infant Health. Students must also take a professional core such as Leadership (there are several to choose from). There is also the opportunity to undertake an option module. These modules can be taken in any order and will be negotiated with the academic lead or your personal tutor. A 60 credit dissertation is also required, relating to maternal and infant health.
Information for international students
This programme does not lead to registration as a midwife.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Andrew Symon
- +44 (0)1382 388553