Taught course

Advanced Practice (Midwifery)

University of West London · College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Entry requirements

You will need: - a first degree in midwifery - to be working as a midwife (usually at least 2 years full-time or equivalent), with a significant professional experience for advanced practice. If you do not have a first degree, but possess substantial work experience, you are still invited to apply. (In these cases, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire which maps practice experience to the learning outcomes for a Level 6 degree and also to present an essay/report to demonstrate your potential for studying at Master’s level).

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Advanced Practice (Midwifery) is aimed at all health and social care staff who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills as advanced practitioners and specifically within a substance misuse context. Over the past decade, the emergence of competencies, conceptual frameworks and operation tools, together with government and educational drivers, has firmly placed the notion of advanced practice as a core development area in the practice workplace.

This master's programme is likely to appeal to a wide range of professional midwifes, particularly those at the forefront of policy design and delivery in relation to Midwifery. The flexible nature of the programme means that you can complete the modules in any order (with the only pre-requisite that a research methods module is completed prior to the dissertation). We will accept credits at level 7 from other universities providing they can be mapped to our programme learning outcomes. Once accepted on to the programme you will meet with the programme leader to plot your route to award, and to be allocated an academic advisor who will support you during your duration of study at University of West London.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-48 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Course information
0800 036 8888