Entry requirements

All prospective applicants to the course will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to the practice of midwifery and healthcare through their current professional/practitioner role and, in addition to the University regulations, must:

  • hold a degree (usually 2:2 or above)
  • be a registered practising midwife in current practice

Months of entry


Course content

The course aims to enable midwives to develop, deliver and direct high quality midwifery services within the context of the national and international drive towards improving maternity/health outcomes for the childbearing woman and her family.

The midwife will study in depth the art and science of midwifery and the ethical, political, legal, economic, multi-professional and global context in which contemporary midwifery is practised.

The course aims to equip midwives with the knowledge and skills required to operate at senior and strategic levels in today's midwifery and healthcare services. To achieve this, the Division of Midwifery offers a learning environment that facilitates the development of reflective, analytical and critical thinking and the ability to lead and manage change.

The School of Health Sciences promotes opportunities for developing interprofessional working and learning with colleagues and students across all three divisions. Midwives on this course will study four modules, two of which are compulsory modules undertaken with students from nursing and physiotherapy. The aims of these shared learning opportunities is to enhance future interprofessional working, learning, training and supervision.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559