University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

M.Sc. Blended
24 months
765 GBP/module
765 GBP/module
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This MSc in Midwifery course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) provides professionals with a forum to encourage the synthesis of experience, knowledge and new learning and to debate contemporary issues.

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This MSc in Midwifery course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) encourages critical thinking and forward planning in all areas of health care, in the UK and internationally. You will have the opportunity to focus on a number of key areas: Expert Practice; Professionalism; Leadership & Management; Education and Practice; Service Development and Change, including legal, ethical, cultural and societal issues.

All professionals are now expected to undertake skills that were not part of their initial education to meet the needs of a more flexible approach to health care provision. New roles are being developed and the minimal level for academic, management, research and consultant posts requires that all professionals have continued their academic education to master's level.

Further Information

The MSc Midwifery is a vocationally driven course aimed at practising midwives. As such, the content has been designed to put you at the cutting edge of thinking, research and practice in the area of Midwifery, with a view to accelerating your career progression and prospects.

The adaptable nature of the programme design provides a firm foundation in the key concept of midwifery and levelness related to master’s degree characteristics, an element essential for higher level study. 

A key feature of the programme is its flexible modes of module delivery via online, blended or face-to-face methods enabling students to access the programme globally and within time scales more conducive to working practice. The midwifery modules are delivered by experienced academics with field specific experience who will provide high level support in different modes throughout your study time.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Normal Birth Evidence and Debate
  • Maternal and Child Health – Culture and Society
  • Psycho-social Influences and Impact on Maternal, Child and Family Health
  • Examination of the Newborn
  • Enhancing Critical Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Maternal and Infant Nutrition- Bio-Cultural Perspectives

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UK applicants must be a qualified midwife, registered with the NMC in the UK. There must also be no restrictions on their professional practice.
  • A recognised Honours degree in a health related subject or equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas Higher Education Institution. This must have been achieved within the last 10 years, with a minimum lower second classification or above.
  • Demonstrate evidence of successful academic study at a minimum of Level 6 or equivalent and is normally within the last 3 years.
  • Be able to provide two satisfactory references (one must be academic and a further personal reference from your employing organisation or equivalent.
  • Overseas applicants must demonstrate evidence of their qualification /registration as a midwife and hold a current midwifery licence to practice in their own country.
  • You must demonstrate written English language ability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    765 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 765 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    765 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 765 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.

£765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)


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