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Midwifery Studies, Maternal and Newborn Health MSc

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Queen's Medical Centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course enables midwives and maternity nurses to develop, deliver and direct high quality midwifery services, helping the drive towards improving maternity and health outcomes for women and their families.


The course aims to enable students to develop, deliver and direct high quality midwifery services within the context of the national and international drive towards improving maternity/health outcomes for the childbearing woman and her family.

You will study in depth the art and science of midwifery, evidence informed midwifery practice, research skills and methodology and the ethical, political, legal, economic, multi-professional and global context in which contemporary midwifery is practised.

The course aims to equip midwives and maternity nurses with the knowledge and skills required to lead practice change, follow a career in research and/or higher education, or work at senior and strategic levels in today's midwifery and healthcare services. To achieve this, the Division of Midwifery offers a learning environment that facilitates the development of reflective, analytical and evidence-based critical thinking to challenge existing midwifery practice, challenge maternity service provision and lead and manage change.

The School of Health Sciences promotes opportunities for developing interprofessional working and learning with colleagues and students across all three divisions. Students on this course will study six core modules and a dissertation module.


Previous MSc Midwifery programmes have enabled individual midwives and maternity nurses from across the globe to develop their careers, for example as clinical managers, consultant midwives, university lecturers, practice development midwives, researchers, and specialist clinical midwives. Also, more and more of our students decide to continue their education by studying for a PhD in Midwifery.

This programme is aimed at midwives and maternity nurses working in the National Health Service and other maternity care systems in the EU and across the globe. As such, the content is designed to put you at the cutting edge of thinking, research and practice in the area of maternity care, with a view to accelerating your career progression and prospects.

The MSc Midwifery Studies, Maternal and Newborn Health enables midwives and maternity nurses to advance their careers and operate at senior levels be it in clinical practice, higher education, management or research, with graduates securing posts as clinical managers, consultant midwives, lecturers, practice development midwives, research midwives and specialist midwives.

This course also provides an excellent foundation for future study at PhD level. Midwives and maternity nurses will be required to attain a final degree classification of at least a merit in order to be eligible to apply for this higher level of study.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 20,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 35 2

    23rd out of 72 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    184 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    136 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%



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