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Midwifery (Shortened) (Postgraduate Entry) MSc

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    MSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This programme provides students, who are already registered Adult Nurses (with the NMC) and have a relevant degree, with the opportunity to study Midwifery at Masters level. This programme will equip students with the knowledge, skills, interpersonal and cultural competence required to positively contribute to the health of childbearing women and their families, through individualised midwifery care, promoting continuity of care, personalisation and choice. On completion, students will achieve an MSc Midwifery (Shortened), and will also be eligible to register as Midwives with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Each year of this two-year programme includes 45 weeks of learning, with 50% of this time spent on clinical placement. Clinical placements are provided in the maternity units across the South West of England, where practice supervisors support students to learn and progress to achieve the required NMC standards of proficiency for midwives. A dedicated team of midwifery lecturers and associate professors based at the University of Plymouth also facilitates student learning. The team includes an experienced and diverse group of professionals with a range of clinical and academic backgrounds. The first year of the programme includes an individual learning needs assessment, with development of essential midwifery knowledge and skills, and will extend students’ understanding and application of theory and research to all areas of midwifery practice. The second year will include a research or practice development project, and enable students to develop the ability to support women with more complex needs through pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period (including the newborn and infant physical examination – NIPE). Students qualifying as midwives following completion of the MSc Midwifery (Shortened) at the University of Plymouth go on to practice as autonomous practitioners across the UK, with the potential to practice midwifery almost anywhere in the world. The programme will also equip graduates for further educational development at PhD level if they wish.

Application deadline

15 January

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Registered Adult Nurse, Part 1 NMC registrant, relevant degree BSc or above usually with 2:1 or above.Enhanced DBS and OH 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 meeting academic requirements may be invited to attend an interview.If overseas applicant, must have IELTS where the overall score is at least 7.0, with a score of at least 6.5 in all elements.

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 77 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    146 70%

    8th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97.0 97%

    38th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    42nd

    12

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