Midwifery (Shortened) at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

This exciting new programme has been developed to enable Registered Nurses (Adult) with one year experience to complete a two-year course leading to accredited registration as a Midwife. You are taught utilising a combination of distance learning and short designated on-site learning opportunities. This is complemented by practice learning in a range of midwifery settings whilst studying towards a Masters level qualification. Our curriculum allows you to understand, cope with and value your transformative journey within an appreciative and supportive community in both practice and university settings. You are, therefore, prepared to emerge as midwives capable of providing physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritually safe care for women, babies and their families during a significant life event. Key features

  • This course is for Registered adult nurses who want to become NMC Registered Midwives and earn a level 7 qualification
  • The duration of this course is 2 academic years consisting of 45 weeks per year and 7 weeks annual leave
  • Designated, flexible online distance learning theory weeks and specific onsite learning and consolidation periods during the programme to enhance learning and skill development
  • This programme has been developed in partnership with students, service users, practice partners, academic support teams and members of the midwifery teaching team
  • Opportunity to complete a newborn physical assessment module within the programme


Year 1

  • Universal Care and Skills – Women and Family
  • Midwifery Philosophy and Public Health
  • Developing Midwifery Practice
Year 2
  • Negotiated Module: Midwifery
  • Additional Care and Skills Women and Families
  • Systematic Physical Examination of the Newborn
  • Dissertation: Quality improvement Project
- Consolidating Midwifery Practice

Assessment method

The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative assessments' which are graded and count towards the overall module grade. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, practice documents and a final year independent study project. A typical formal summative assessment pattern for each year of the course is: Year 1

  • Report
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Case Study
  • Individual oral presentation
  • Assessment of practice of NMC (2019) proficiencies using Midwifery Ongoing Record of Achievement (MORA) with pass/fail
  • Evidence of Medicines Management at 90%
Year 2
  • Development of an e-resource or critique of a guideline
  • Dissertation: Service evaluation
  • OSCE
  • Exam
  • Poster presentation
  • Assessment of practice of NMC (2019) proficiencies using Midwifery Ongoing Record of Achievement (MORA) with practice grading
  • Evidence of Medicines Management at 100%
You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module teachers as appropriate.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the Midwifery MSc (shortened) programme, applicants must hold a First degree at 2.2 or above and must already be a Registered Nurse with at least 12 months experience working as an adult nurse in an appropriate setting. You must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English language and have the capability to develop literacy, numeracy, digital and technological skills required to meet the programme outcomes. Applicants whose first language is not English and who are required to provide a language test certificate as evidence of their proficiency must ensure that it is, or is comparable to, IELTS level 7.0 with no element below 6.5.

Fees and funding

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Midwifery (Shortened) at University of Worcester - UCAS