Taught course


University of Salford · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Entry requirements

You should be a qualified midwife with a Bachelor’s degree with honours from a UK University or an equivalent academic or professional qualification for international students.

Please note that this course does not confer qualification as a midwife and applicants who apply for modules with a practice element must be in employment in a maternity setting. For those without a placement, following discussion with module leads may be assessed in a simulated setting in the University. Teaching will reflect upon previous clinical experience for both UK and international students.

This course is suitable for qualified midwives from any field of practice who are looking to enhance their personal, professional and academic development in order to underpin existing practice; and to push the boundaries to influence future midwifery practice, education, research in the UK or internationally.

Months of entry


Course content

The University of Salford is a supportive and thriving student community with modern learning spaces, shops and cafes. The dedicated team of midwifery and neonatal lecturers pride themselves on tailoring study to your needs and helping you reach your full potential. The MSc Midwifery will empower you to take forward your practice in any environment such as clinical, management, leadership and research roles. There is also a dedicated pathway for those with, or planning to have educational responsibilities.

You will be taught by a dynamic multidisciplinary team of academics and clinicians who are recognised experts in their disciplines and who have strong practice links across the North West. The teaching environments are equipped with state-of-the-art classroom facilities and dedicated midwifery and neonatal clinical skills simulation suites. Creative learning and participation is encouraged through reflection and critical discussion.

Please note that some modules require a clinical placement which must be in place prior to application. In some circumstances assessment and practice can be undertaken via simulation.

One to one support and preparation is provided for assessments which emulate the real life environment and allow practitioners to develop their skills and confidence. Although this might seem daunting you have opportunity to learn at an achievable pace with a group of like minded peers which students find friendly and supportive.

You will be encouraged and supported to present and publish your work.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


part time
12 months
full time
4 months


full time
8 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545