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Midwifery (Pre-registration) MSc

Midwifery (Pre-registration) MSc

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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

If you are already a registered adult nurse, you could advance your knowledge and skills as an autonomous practitioner with our NMC-approved programme. Become a registered midwife providing universal care for mother and baby, enabling you to pursue a variety of career pathways as a registered midwife.

Course description

Available to registered adult nurses, this course will allow you to change your career from nursing to midwifery. The course will enable you to practice safely and effectively, to provide care for women and babies and upon successful graduation register as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Midwives are autonomous practitioners and offer specialist support to mothers from the antenatal to the postnatal period, working with a range of healthcare professionals to promote the best interests of a mother and their baby. This course has been designed to encourage you to think critically and apply evidence to underpin your clinical practice. It will provide you with a wide base of knowledge aligned to national policy and has been developed to meet the NMC's education requirements for the future midwife. It will enable you to be confident in using an evidence-based approach to support decision-making in complex mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural situations.

Inter-professional learning opportunities are embedded throughout the programme, enabling you to learn with different professions to expand your knowledge and develop your ability to work across various teams - an essential skill to learn to operate as a safe and compassionate midwife.


Facilitating Normal Childbirth
Antenatal Care and Public Health in Contemporary Midwifery Practice
Principles of Postnatal and Neonatal Care
Clinical Practice One
Management of Obstetric Emergencies and Complications of Childbirth
Independent Review of Midwifery Practice
Clinical Practice Two

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Entry requirements

You must be a Registered Adult Nurse on Part 1 of the NMC Register for a minimum of six months Have an undergraduate degree classification of 2:1 or above in nursing or any other health and social care related programme. Evidence of Level 6 study will also be considered. Applicants must complete an Occupational Health Assessment and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the selection process and any offer made will be subject to these.

University information

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities. Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in...more