Midwifery at Edge Hill University - UCAS

Course summary

Are you a qualified nurse seeking dual registration as a midwife? Do you have a minimum of one year’s practice in adult nursing? Do you want to help families by becoming a confident, effective and compassionate midwife? Then this comprehensive MSc Midwifery degree, accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, is just right for you. We’ve designed this course to make the transition to the field of midwifery – and postgraduate study – as smooth as possible. You’ll build on your existing skills in adult nursing and gain important leadership and management skills. The programme focuses on universal care, as well as caring for families with complex needs. You’ll become an autonomous, evidence-based and research-aware practitioner, able to deliver excellent care and respond to the challenges of the midwifery profession. What you'll study This course adheres closely to the six core values of the NHS. These values, enshrined within the NHS Constitution, have been developed by patients, the public and staff to inspire passion in the NHS, guide it in the 21st century, and provide common ground for cooperation in achieving shared aspirations. Our MSc Midwifery degree is designed to relate the general skills from your nursing education to the specifics of midwifery. Learn about reproductive physiology during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as potential complications and complex care needs. Explore maternity care in the broader context of the contemporary public health agenda, and find out more about leadership and change in health and social care. You’ll explore research and evidence-based practice in maternal and neonatal health, which will introduce you to relevant research methodologies. How you'll study You will learn via a 50% split of theory and 50% midwifery practice components. Theory is taught through a blended learning approach with face-to-face seminars, lectures and tutorials, as well as skills taught in the clinical skills suite which are then utilised in clinical practice, complemented by online study. While the majority of face-to-face classes will take place at Edge Hill University, some modules may involve studying at sites other than Ormskirk in which case you will be responsible for travel and parking costs. Practice will be undertaken in hospitals and community settings drawn from our network of more than 600 placement locations across Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire. You will have a practice placement mentor who will support your learning and development on placements. As midwifery care is a 24-hour activity you will be required to attend clinical placements on a shift basis, including at night and weekends. Some of your placements may be geographically dispersed and this will mean that you may be required to do some travelling. You will be responsible for travel and parking costs while on placement.


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Assessment method

Assessment in both theory and practice is continuous. Practice is assessed against national outcomes and you are required to demonstrate evidence of your achievement. Assessment of theory is conducted through a combination of assignments, seminar presentations, advanced notice examinations and a dissertation.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

You must have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Adult), as well as at least 12 months full-time (or equivalent) post-registration experience of general care. You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or lower second-class honours (2:2 or above) in adult nursing. A DipHE in adult nursing is also accepted if you have evidence of study at level 6 or higher within the last five years. GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics are required at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent). An interview forms part of the selection process. If you accept an offer from Edge Hill you will need to satisfy the requirements of the Nursing & Midwifery Council in respect of physical and mental fitness and will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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Midwifery at Edge Hill University - UCAS