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Midwifery MSc/PGCert/PGDip

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

On this course, you will develop a mastery of contemporary midwifery and practice, enhance your professional credibility and develop your personal confidence for career advancement.

The MSc Midwifery will empower you to take forward your practice in any environment such as clinical, management, leadership and research roles. There is also a dedicated pathway for those with, or planning to have, educational responsibilities.

You will:

  • Examine your practice and develop an evidence based approach to care and service provision.
  • Be taught by a dynamic multidisciplinary team of academics and clinicians who are recognised experts in their disciplines and who have strong practice links across the North West.
  • Be encouraged and supported to present and publish your work.


The MSc Midwifery is underpinned by a student centred teaching and learning philosophy. A range of teaching strategies is used, including seminars, lectures, action learning, online learning, directed study, practice-based assessments and peer-supported learning.

You will have access to tutorial support via email, phone, facetime, Skype or any other appropriate methods that can be supported dependent on student and lecturer preference.

Contemporary midwifery requires a diverse range of skills and the programme is designed to nurture and develop these in you. The MSc Midwifery allows for a variety of assessments related to the real world, depending on the module undertaken, and includes:

  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolios
  • Written assignments
  • Seminar presentations
  • Viva-voce


This course is mapped against the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, which was introduced to provide greater flexibility and benefits for individuals and employers. It provides a single, consistent, comprehensive and explicit framework on which to base the review and development of all staff. By undertaking this programme, you can therefore demonstrate you have the knowledge and skills to deliver a high quality service for childbearing women.

This course has close links with the maternity and neonatal services and module teaching teams are multidisciplinary. This means your learning will be current and relevant to contemporary midwifery practice.

The MSc Midwifery: Education confers NMC accredited teacher status for those wishing to move into midwifery education.

Different course options

Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module focuses on your professional development as a midwife nurse and is designed to support your critical analysis of yourself and professional practice.

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need BSc Midwifery or related degree, normally at 2.2 or higher, or evidence of recent level 6 study. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more