• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


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
  • Introduction to Postgraduate Research
  • Advanced Research Skills
  • Multiprofessional Support of Learning and Assessing Practice
  • Non- Medical Prescribing
  • Maternal Substance Misuse
  • Safeguarding of Children in a Multi-Disciplinary Environment
  • HIV and Hepatitis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Part-time: 2-5 years
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • UK applicants must be a qualified midwife, registered with the NMC in the UK
  • Honours degree in a health related subject or equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas Higher Education Institution.
  • Demonstrate evidence of successful academic study at a minimum of Level 6 or equivalent and is normally within the last 3 years
  • Two satisfactory references (one 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12950 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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