Taught course


University of Dundee · School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

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

January, September

Course content

This programme is designed for midwives and others who wish to develop their expertise within their own area of practice. This is a flexible programme where the focus is on maternal and infant health as it applies to the individual student.

Students on this programme can exit at Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters level.

The programme is generally 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


distance learning
42 months

Course contact details

Dr Andrew Symon
+44 (0)1382 388553