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MSc Midwifery (Shortened)

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Full time


2 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

This programme provides Registered Adult Nurses, who already have a relevant degree, with the opportunity to study Midwifery at Masters is course equips you with the skills, knowledge and professional insight needed to become a registered midwife. Whether it's helping women during pregnancy and birth, or giving support to new mothers, you learn through doing, building your confidence as you go. Graduate ready to excel as a fully rounded Midwife.

This degree will build on your skills and knowledge as a registered adult nurse to work as part of a multi-professional team and develop you into an autonomous registered midwife. Having already gained a degree in adult nursing, you will start your studies at level 6 and progress to level 7 in order to gain a masters degree at the end of the two years.

Key features

  • Become a 'Registered Midwife' with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as soon as you successfully complete the course.
  • Spend 50% of your time learning through doing, in a range of real placements, in partnership with real clients.
  • Build on your knowledge as registered nurse to work as part of a multi-professional team within maternity services.
  • Identify your own learning needs and build confidence through clinical skills and theory sessions, priming you to be at your best when working directly with real clients.
  • From 2023, students in Plymouth can train and practice their professional healthcare skills in an inspiring purpose-built environment, InterCity Place.
  • Extend your skills in IT, numeracy and literacy to support your clinical and professional midwifery practice.
  • Learn about the psychological and social impacts of having a baby and how to effectively communicate with and support your clients.
  • Develop a critical approach to research, enabling you to provide evidence-based care.
  • Develop the professional knowledge, skills, and attributes to enable you to work as an autonomous practitioner fit for the future.
  • Support women and families through a continuity of carer approach.


This module will enable students to contribute to holistic midwifery practice under decreasing supervision and direction in maternity and related clinical settings, aligned with the regulatory body proficiencies.

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Entry requirements

Potential students applying through UCAS should demonstrate: A strong GCSE profile of 5 GCSE’s at level 4 (grade C) or above, including English, Mathematics and Science; Evidence of recent study (within the last 10 years); Relevant work experience (paid or voluntary); Registered Adult Nurse, Part 1 NMC registrant, relevant degree BSc or above usually with 2:1 or above. Enhanced DBS and Occupational Health clearance is also mandatory, along with two satisfactory references and evidence of relevant work experience (paid or voluntary) and recent study (within the last 10 years). Applicants are initially screened to ensure they have the required academic qualifications. Registration on the Adult Nursing part of the NMC register is also confirmed. All eligible applicants will undertake a face-to-face interview with members of the programme team and clinical partners.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more