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3 years

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MMid - Master of Midwifery

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Course Summary

Equip yourself with the requisite knowledge of evidence-based midwifery practice and skills.


Midwives are recognised as experts in supporting women during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. We believe midwifery fosters the belief that childbirth is a normal physiological experience to be nurtured and respected.

To meet the needs of women and their families in today’s society, our course reflects a dynamic student-centered approach to education. In preparation for practice as an autonomous midwife within the maternity services, our course has an emphasis on active learning focusing on:

Developing Critical Thinking and developing expert knowledge
Personal and Professional Reflection
Research Awareness

This new innovative and dynamic three-year programme will equip you to become a highly skilled midwife who will deliver and progress evidenced-based research and holistic midwifery care to women and their families. This will lead to potential opportunities in leadership, management, consultancy, research and educational roles.

Over the next decade the Scottish Government plans to implement a new strategy which will shape the future of maternity services in Scotland. This will give you the opportunity to rise to the challenges which will shape and develop the roles of midwife practitioners in the future.

Course details

As a midwife you will be recognised as an expert in supporting and advising women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum care.

This course offers you the opportunity to develop expert clinical midwifery practice in a variety of healthcare settings and through simulated practice using our state of the art facilities. You will critically explore the provision of maternity services embracing the challenges of prioritising compassion, professionalism and trust.

A team of midwife lecturers who have expertise in education, clinical midwifery practice and current research will support you.

Midwives are autonomous practitioners who practice in a multi-disciplinary care setting. Midwifery is a very distinct independent health profession, which possesses its own knowledge skills and competencies. Midwifery care holistically encompasses the unique experience of individual women throughout their journey.


On successful completion of the course, you will be well equipped for your role as a Registered Midwife. This will also be supported by continuous professional development/ revalidation throughout your career based on the NMC Code (2015). The principles of the Code are to:

Promote professionalism and trust
Prioritise people
Practice effectively
Preserve safety

These principles are firmly embedded in our programme and continued application of these principles will enable future career opportunities including, midwifery research, advanced practice or specialist roles and education.


The Science of Midwifery
Evaluating the Evidence base for Normal Labour and Birth
Antenatal and Postnatal Midwifery Care
Professional Midwifery Practice
Evaluating Midwifery Care of the Newborn and Family
Midwifery Practice 1
Midwifery Practice 2
Midwifery Practice 4
Management of Emergencies during Childbirth
Midwifery Practice 3
Conceptualising Public Health and the Social Context of Childbearing
Midwifery Care of Mothers and Babies with Complex Needs
Midwifery Practice 7
Research Skills for Professional Midwifery Practice( 2)
Critiquing Midwifery Practice for Women Centred Care
Midwifery practice 5
Midwifery practice 6

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a First degree or Honours degree. In addition applicants must also have Higher/A Level English grade C, Higher/A Level Biology/Human Biology grade C and National 5/GCSE grade C/4 in Maths, or equivalent.