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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pediatrics Nursing: Specific Conditions

Course type


Course Summary

Develop not only your knowledge of common and complex neonatal conditions in theory and in evidence-based practice, but also your independent critical thinking skills and your ability to question neonatal healthcare practice and policy with this rewarding Master’s degree in Neonatology. This course is suitable for clinicians and non-clinicians from the UK and the wider international community and has been designed to improve your career options and pathways in this field.

Introducing your course

This course is for clinicians and non-clinicians to develop both your independent and critical thinking skills and to enable you to constructively question healthcare policy and practice. It will also give you the skills you need to address and find innovative solutions to complex problems in healthcare, meeting the current and future challenges in healthcare.

The course provides the opportunity to gain academic credits tailored to your ambitions and professional expertise. Along with a solid theoretical knowledge of a range of neonatal conditions you will learn the importance of collaboration, effective communication, the challenges faced by neonatology healthcare professionals and how to propose new solutions to neonatal issues and offer alternative hypotheses.

To enrol on this course you must enter at a Master’s degree level. You can however elect to leave the course with a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences - Neonatal, by meeting the module requirements.


This flexible programme of higher level study is suitable for neonatal clinicians who wish to improve their clinical knowledge and develop their academic careers in the field.

Different course options

Online | Highfield Campus | 5 years | SEP-20

Study mode



5 years

Start date



Neonatal Clinical Pharmacology (Online)
Neonatal Haemodynamics
Neonatal Neurology
Neonatal Respirology
Neonatal Nutrition (Online)
Research Methods and Evidence Based 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 are expected to have: A first degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent* from an approved institution of higher education. At least one satisfactory reference (on some occasions a second reference will be required) At least 2 years of relevant neonatal experience Registration with an appropriate professional body *If you have not achieved a first degree you may be considered for admission to the programme if you can provide evidence of suitable experience and supportive qualifications. The evidence that you provide must be able to satisfy the programme leader that you are competent to pursue the programme. This requires you to demonstrate evidence of equivalent learning via a combination of: accredited study within the last five years at HEI level 6 passed at 50% or above (normally a minimum of 15 ECTS and with a summative assessment including a written component) evidence of recent non accredited study experience as a neonatal clinician in a relevant professional role.

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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