Taught course

Midwifery Studies, Maternal and Newborn Health

University of Nottingham · School of Nursing and Academic Division of Midwifery

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Entry requirements

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

  • hold a degree (usually 2:2 or above)
  • UK students must provide confirmation of registration as a midwife
  • EU/overseas students must be working in a maternity care setting or educational role and will also be assessed on their professional registration

Months of entry


Course content

The course aims to enable students 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.

You will study in depth the art and science of midwifery, evidence informed midwifery practice, research skills and methodology and the ethical, political, legal, economic, multi-professional and global context in which contemporary midwifery is practised.

The course aims to equip midwives and maternity nurses with the knowledge and skills required to lead practice change, follow a career in research and/or higher education, or work 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 evidence-based critical thinking to challenge existing midwifery practice, challenge maternity service provision and 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. Students on this course will study six core modules and a dissertation module.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
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