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Enhanced Midwifery Care MSc

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Full time | City, University of London | 1 year | SEP-23

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1 year

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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

Key information

Learn about the latest developments in midwifery and contribute to original research that improves the health and care of women, children, families and communities. In this highly valued master’s qualification, you will be given the opportunity to apply research and critical analytical skills to enhance maternity care delivery.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will study the latest theoretical and clinical developments with academics who are carrying out world-class research in the field of maternal and child health.

Choosing from a mix of core and elective modules, you will be supported to build a stimulating and challenging programme of study that suits your particular learning needs and clinical interests.

You will gain a thorough grounding in research skills and applied data analysis to support your role as an evidence-based practitioner.

You will be encouraged to become a reflective practitioner and supported to develop lifelong learning practices.

Who is this course for?

If you are a qualified midwife looking to progress into a senior/specialist clinical role, or perhaps move across to a research and education position, or simply make a genuine impact on maternity care in your current role, then this MSc is the programme for you.

Teaching and assessment

The programme is based in our Centre for Maternal and Child Health, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to research and providing rigorous evidence to inform policy and practice.

You will learn through a dynamic mix of direct and interactive methods, including:

  • formal lectures
  • computer lab workshops
  • small discussion groups
  • on-line learning materials and discussion forums
  • independent guided study.


Successful completion of this MSc will equip you with the additional knowledge to progress to a range of specialist, leadership or educational roles, such as:

  • Consultant midwife

Specialist midwife roles including those with specialisms in:

  • risk and clinical governance
  • public health
  • sexual health
  • group ante natal care
  • neonatal care
  • practice and workforce development
  • high dependency care
  • research.

Management positions including:

  • Ward management/co-ordination roles
  • Matron roles
  • Head/ Director roles.

Academic practice, including:

  • University Lecturer
  • Research assistant/fellow
  • Lecturer/practitioner.


The aim of this module is to develop your theoretical, methodological and research skills to enhance your ability to conduct rigorous research and to reach sound analytical conclusions, which form the basis for effective service delivery in health and social care organisations.

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Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should have: a second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution; a lower qualification such as Diploma in Midwifery may be considered with appropriate prior experience. You would normally be expected to have been practicing as a qualified midwife for at least one year; at least one year's experience as a practising and qualified midwife. If you do not hold a degree, your application may still be considered on the basis of your professional experience.

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