Taught course

Master of Midwifery

University of Hertfordshire · School of Health and Social Work

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for the MSc Midwifery course are:

  • NMC Registration (Part 1 of NMC register: Adult Branch)
  • First degree at honours level normally minimum 2ii - typically from a nursing course leading to registration as an adult branch nurse.

Applicants who do not have a first degree at honours level will need to demonstrate equivalent professional or other development to this standard, usually 60 credits at level 6 to include a module on research methods

All applicants need to have completed 10 years general school education before the start of the MMid Midwifery course.

You will attend an interview and provide evidence of literacy and numeracy as part of the admission process. You must also demonstrate that you have 'good health and character' on entry and throughout the MSc Midwifery course, in order to practice safely and effectively as a midwife.

Months of entry


Course content

This Midwifery course is an innovative and exciting work-based course for qualified nurses (adult branch) who want to gain midwifery skills at Master’s level. The course has an emphasis on normality and midwifery topics which consider holistic approaches to care in partnership with women.

We are one of the first University's in the country to offer an MMid Midwifery at pre-registration level.

You will learn from the best as our Midwifery team has won the prestigious Royal College of Midwives Annual Award for Excellence in Midwifery Education in January 2012. This success is due to the expertise of our staff and the content of our course which gives students the opportunity to combine theory with practice through the practice placements.

The aim of the MMid Midwifery course is to:

  • prepare you for entry to the Midwife’s aspect of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) Professional Register, in accordance with the professional and statutory requirements
  • make you a committed midwife that contributes to the enhancement of health and social care through inter-professional collaboration
  • develop skills that make you become a responsive, confident midwife who at the point of registration is competent to practice in a variety of settings
  • develop transferable communication skills to enhance critical decision making and to use appropriate information technology
  • give you the skills to become a midwife that is safe, effective and competent in caring for women experiencing normal childbirth recognising the need for appropriate referral to other health professionals
  • enable you to act as an advocate and facilitator of change using an evidence-based approach in theory and practic.

Professional Accreditations

As a graduate with a Master's degree you are eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a midwife.

Information for international students

Please note that all applicants who are not from an English speaking country are required to undertake an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as a programme requirement. Therefore, as part of the admissions process applicants will need to have achieved a level 6.5 in all categories prior to being offered an interview.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This programme is currently funded by Health Education England Local Education Training Boards, future funding is under review.

Students will also be provided with salary support. No enhancement claims unless specified by Trust.

There is also a UH graduate scheme available.

Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMid
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01707 284800