MSc Midwifery and Women’s Health

Key information

Course Leader: Debbie Sharp

Level: 7

Start date: Semester A, B or C

Mode of delivery: Part time over 5 years, Semester A, B or C entry points

School: Health & Social Work

The MSc Midwifery and Women’s Health is a post-registration midwifery course that reflects the contemporary education and practice requirements of the midwifery profession. It incorporates growing public awareness of the importance of health promotion and psychosocial well-being as well as changes to the pre-registration preparation of midwives.

This post-registration midwifery course is suitable for registered midwives who are looking into extending their educational qualifications from first level degree level to Master's degree. It is also suitable for registered midwives who have not studied at all for some time.

The key benefit of MSc Midwifery and Women’s Health course is that you can still develop your skills and knowledge while continuing to work and earn.


Course structure

The MSc Midwifery and Women’s Health course is modular in structure and you can choose to study for stand alone modules only or gain credits towards a Master's degree.

To attain a Master’s award you need to complete 180 credits. There are also interim awards available: 

  • Postgraduate certificate (PgCert) (60 credits) 
  • Postgraduate diploma (PgDip) (120 credits) 

Our Midwifery team has extensive and varied areas of expertise and are very well equiped to deliver outstanding education.



This post-registration course in Midwifery meets the on-going professional development needs of qualified midwives, incorporating a range of theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in line with the changing needs of contemporary midwifery practice.

They help midwives with giving them skills for enhanced or new roles such as the ability to do initial examinations in newborns, the ability to practice in family planning clinics and other.


Teaching Methods

The MSc Midwifery and Women's Health programme is delivered via a blend of adult learning approaches, which ensure that you develop your critical analytical abilities to enable you to respond to the dynamic practice environment.  Modules are assessed by a variety of methods for example essays, presentations, reports, posters and practical examinations.


Entry Requirements

Current NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) Registration as a practising Midwife. Normally a first degree in a related subject or evidence of relevant professional practice and 60 level 6 credits to include a research methods module. Working in or have regular access to a relevant practice environment / client group.

For more information about the course please contact the Programme Leader - Deborah Sharp.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered:

  • GCSE English language grade A-C
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)