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Advanced Practice (Clinical) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary


Develop your midwifery knowledge and skills to an advanced level with our challenging master’s course which will open doors to leadership roles or research.

If you’re passionate about your midwifery practice and want to develop your knowledge and skills to an advanced level, our MSc is for you. Supported by an exceptional academic team of experienced midwives within a faculty with a track record for innovative midwifery training, it’ll enable you to advance your existing skills of independent thinking and quickly apply them to your practice.

With concerns about rising rates of intervention, you’ll be encouraged to explore both how to promote normality during childbirth and how to care for vulnerable women with complex needs, with the aim of reducing intervention. The supporting optional modules will help you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for assuming leadership roles in clinical practice or research.


Assessment methods vary between modules and include written essays, seminar presentations with supporting papers, a research proposal and, for the master’s award, a major project of no more than 15,000 words. All the assessment methods are designed to demonstrate the range of knowledge and skills expected of a practitioner working at an advanced level.


Successful completion of this course will give you the potential to advance your career into leadership positions within clinical settings, or in the fields of management, research and teaching. You’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to become an innovative, forward-thinking practitioner, with the qualities needed to affect change in healthcare planning, delivery and education. You’ll also can complete the course with an additional qualification as a Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) practitioner. Many of our master’s level midwifery students go on to complete professional doctorates.

Different course options

Part time | Guild House | 5 years | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Part time


5 years

Start date



This module is distinctive, because it will centre on the application of learning in the work-place, and evidence-based assessment of practice and achievement. You will be asked to relate your studies to your individual role as a practitioner. This module prepares you by developing ways of learning and new ways of working for your future career as an advanced practitioner. In particular the module will support critical exploration and debate of advanced practice, along with an analysis of the evidence base underpinning this advanced level of practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an appropriate Midwifery qualification and have at least one year's post-qualification experience of working as a midwife and evidence of appropriate continuing professional development. Applicants will usually have an honours degree or equivalent qualification.