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Full time | Northampton Square | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Obstetrics Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

The Global Maternal Health MSc is a flexible programme designed to develop your leadership skills with a particular focus on international aspects of childbirth and maternal health, including development and scaling up of midwifery to improve quality, accessibility, and safety of maternity care globally.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You have the opportunity to discuss key issues in global maternal health and healthcare provision in multi-professional and interdisciplinary contexts. You will gain a solid foundation of research skills and applied data analysis to support and extend your role as an evidence-based practitioner, researcher, educator, advocate or development worker.

Who is this course for?

This programme is suitable for graduates from a wide background relative to global maternal health, including midwifery, nursing, medicine, public health, policy, sociology, anthropology and law.


The programme develops your research skills and critical thinking and provides the opportunity to undertake an international elective placement and to conduct an implementation and improvement project under expert supervision, laying the foundations for independent research and service development in the future.

Teaching and assessment

The programme is tailored specifically to meet the needs of both UK and international students, as it is delivered in a flexible manner with the possibility of opting for online only or to enhance student choice, this is complemented by the option of taking elective modules in intensive on-site mode. Additionally, the Innovation and Improvement module includes a placement either in the student's own country or abroad.

The programme will offer teaching in the latest research and theoretical and clinical developments relating to public health and maternity care provision in an international context. It will develop students’ critical thinking, policy and research skills.


This programme has been developed to allow you the greatest possible flexibility in developing specialist skills and knowledge at a highly demanding academic and practical level. The programme will prepare you for a range of roles including:

  • Consultant Midwife
  • Clinical leadership in high-, middle- or low-income settings
  • Academic role including teaching and research
  • International development related work both at clinical and managerial level
  • Maternity or public health policy work


The key aim of this module is for you to explore the nature of midwifery knowledge, to study and use relevant theoretical perspectives and engage in analysis of the context of maternity care.

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Entry requirements

A relevant first degree with a minimum 2.2 or above or equivalent international grade in Midwifery or in another relevant subject including but not confined to: Anthropology; Sociology; Public Health; International Development. In exceptional circumstances, portfolio entry may be considered. Examples might include countries where a Midwifery diploma rather than degree is available and where you can show other evidence of capacity to study at master’s level.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK institution, offering an innovative programme of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses which uphold the university’s commitment to enhance people’s lives through education. City is a research-driven university and has around 21,000 enrolled students, of which 45% are studying postgraduate qualifications. The university community is a diverse and international population home to students from...more

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