M.Sc. On Campus

Midwifery Practice

University College Dublin

24 months
13200 EUR/year
7000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Midwifery Practice programme at University College Dublin aims to equip you to develop your knowledge and skills to critically examine and advance your own practice and decision-making, to grow your leadership capabilities, to build on your capacity to effectively interpret research findings in practice, and to design and implement initiatives in practice.


This Midwifery Practice programme at University College Dublin is designed for practising midwives who wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge and expertise in order to develop as midwives, midwifery leaders or midwifery researchers. We aim to: provide you with a strong theoretical and practical foundation in midwifery theory, developments in professional midwifery practice, evidence-based decision-making, leadership and health system dynamics, and research methods; enable you to develop a critical perspective on midwifery practice and maternity care; and help you to develop your leadership and project management skills.

You will sharpen your analytical and critical thinking and develop knowledge and skills that will help you advance your thinking, practice and role in midwifery care. 


  • With your newly developed knowledge and skills for midwifery-led care, you can work at a number of levels within your organisation and within the wider maternity services; for example, in community midwifery, practice development, research, and project management. You may wish to extend your project work and undertake a research degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership and Health Systems Dynamics 
  • Midwifery Practice and the Concept of Normality 
  • Research Methods Applied to Healthcare 
  • Evidence Based Decision Midwifery
  • Examination of the Newborn OR Women, Gender & Health 
  • Developing Leadership Comp OR Management in Action 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must be registered as midwives on the live register with An Bord Altranais (or international equivalent, e.g. NMC), and be in a midwifery-related role at the time of application.
  • Applicants must hold a primary degree in Midwifery, Nursing, or equivalent in a related discipline/RPL for Admission consideration if no degree
  • Other criteria to be used in the assessment of the application include number of years of experience, and evidence of ongoing professional development

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13200 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /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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