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Midwifery Studies, Maternal and Newborn Health MSc

Midwifery Studies, Maternal and Newborn Health MSc

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Full time | Queen's Medical Centre | 12 months | 25-SEP-23

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Midwifery Obstetrics

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Aiming to enable midwives and nurses to develop, deliver and direct high quality midwifery and maternity services within the context of the national and international drive toward improving maternity/health outcomes for the childbearing woman and her family. It also aims to equip midwives and nurses with the knowledge and skills required to operate at senior levels in today's maternity and health care services.

The MSc in Midwifery Studies, Maternal and Newborn Health is designed to enable students to:

  • Consolidate and extend theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the delivery of maternity and health care.
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  • Develop self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems.
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  • Contribute to the improvement of maternity and health care services locally, nationally, and internationally.
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  • Achieve mastery in the critical analysis of research, policy, and scholarship relevant to their field of practice.
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  • Prepare for leadership roles in maternity and health care.

To achieve this, we offer a learning environment that facilitates the development of reflective, analytical, and critical thinking and the ability to lead and manage change.

Our programme prepares and supports you to go into research or research as part of your practice-based role.

We are a small midwifery professional group, with a real sense of community. Our experienced teaching staff get to know you as an individual and provide dedicated student support throughout the study programme.


The aim of this module is to provide you with a detailed and nuanced understanding of research, design and project implementation within maternity settings. A secondary aim is that you will gain a critical appreciation of evidence-based guidelines, their development, dissemination and implementation.

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Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or above). UK students must provide confirmation of registration as a midwife. You are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the practice of maternity and healthcare through your current professional/practitioner role.

University information

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering institution with a long and distinguished heritage in education. It is a research-intensive university, and a superb place to study for a postgraduate qualification. It offers excellent teaching and learning facilities and a wide network of professional partnership organisations offering plenty of career opportunities. Taught and research courses are available in a wide range of subject areas and...more

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