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Help shape the future of midwifery with Edinburgh Napier University's three-year Masters of Midwifery programme.

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Midwives provide skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate care to women, newborn infants and their families. They work across the continuum of pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labour, birth, postpartum and the early weeks of a newborn infant’s life. To meet these needs our programme reflects a dynamic, student-centred approach to learning, teaching and assessment. 

Course details

This three-year Masters of Midwifery programme at Edinburgh Napier University  is subject to the ‘NMC Standards for pre-registration midwifery programmes’ . This requires that 50% of programme learning is theoretical and 50% is practical. Theoretical content will be delivered online using a variety of student-centred interactive approaches. 

The simulation and practice of clinical skills will take place face-to-face in our Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre prior to placement experiences. Clinical placements are undertaken with our Health Board partners in NHS Lothian, Forth Valley, Fife and Borders – all candidates should be aware that they may be placed in any of these areas. You will also have the opportunity to organise a four-week elective clinical placement at home or abroad as part of your programme. 

Over the next decade the Scottish Government plans to implement a new strategy  which will re-shape maternity services in Scotland. This programme will enable you to be a part of this dynamic and exciting change and contribute to improving the care and experiences of women and their families across Scotland.


On successful completion of the course, you will be well equipped for your role as a Registered Midwife. This will also be supported by a process of lifelong learning and development throughout your career through a process known as revalidation. This is set out in ‘The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates’. Registrants are expected to:

  • Promote professionalism and trust
  • Prioritise people
  • Practice effectively
  • Preserve safety

These standards are firmly embedded in our programme of professional learning and you will be expected to adhere to these as a student midwife. Midwifery roles extend into other aspects of practice including, midwifery research, specialist roles and education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Midwifery Practice
  • Antenatal and Postnatal Midwifery Care
  • The Science of Midwifery
  • Evaluating the Evidence base for Normal Labour and Birth
  • Evaluating Midwifery Care of the Newborn and Family
  • Midwifery Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • You can apply all year round


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirement for this course is a First degree or Honours degree.
  • In addition applicants must also have Higher/A Level English grade C, Higher/A Level Biology/Human Biology grade C and National 5/GCSE grade C/4 in Maths, or equivalent.
  • There will be a selection interview and all candidates must meet NMC requirements of good health and good character.
  • Admission to the programme is dependent upon a satisfactory Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) check.
  • Please note that students who have already studied a Nursing degree are unlikely to receive funding for a second Nursing degree.
  • Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Scotland - Fees are funded by the NHS Scotland
  • England Wales Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland - £9,250/year

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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