18 months
9833 GBP/year
6166 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Midwifery course from University of Hertfordshire is an innovative and flexible work-based course for qualified adult nurses who want to gain midwifery skills at Master’s level. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


About the course

It will develop your skills and knowledge so that you can become a responsive, confident midwife able to care for women and their babies. Focusing on holistic care, you will gain a sound knowledge of what is normal and healthy in childbearing women, enabling you to recognise and manage problems they might face.

The aim of the Midwifery course from University of Hertfordshire is to:

  • prepare you for entry to the Midwife’s aspect of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) Professional Register, in accordance with the professional and statutory requirements
  • make you a committed midwife that contributes to the enhancement of health and social care through inter-professional collaboration
  • develop skills that make you become a responsive, confident midwife who at the point of registration is competent to practice in a variety of settings
  • develop transferable communication skills to enhance critical decision making and to use appropriate information technology
  • give you the skills to become a midwife that is safe, effective and competent in caring for women experiencing normal childbirth recognising the need for appropriate referral to other health professionals
  • enable you to act as an advocate and facilitator of change using an evidence-based approach in theory and practice
  • enable you to develop critical awareness and gain insight around current midwifery practice and its evidence base so that they are able to make sound judgments in complex situations

The programme consists of 86 weeks in total, with eight study block weeks, and reading and professional development time included within the programme. During your clinical placements, you will be supported through online resources, discussions, group working and reflection sessions. Each week comprises of 40 hours and is a combination of practice and theory. When in placement, the clinical hours will be 30 hours per week, with 10 hours of theory.


This course prepares you to become a registered midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It also gives you a foundation to specialise in aspects of care, such as teenage pregnancy, parent education, infant feeding and bereavement support.

What job can I get?

Most midwives graduating from this course find employment in local NHS Trusts, but some choose to move further afield. Many of our former students now have positions in management, research and education. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Examination of the Newborn (Pre-reg 7 Shortened)
  • Investigating Midwifery Practice (M)
  • The Professional Midwife (M)
  • Complex Midwifery (M)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

The normal entry requirements for the Master of Midwifery course are:

  • First degree at 2:1 or above, achieved during nurse training (Part 1 of United Kingdom NMC register: Adult)
  • Evidence of study of research methods
  • IELTS for candidates whose first language is not English – overall score 6.5 and not less than 6.5 in any one section

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9833 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14750 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    6166 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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