M.Sc. Online


University of Southampton

24 months
1341 GBP/module
1341 GBP/module
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Neonatology is the medical treatment and care of newborn babies. At the Neonatology MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you’ll develop knowledge of common and complex neonatal conditions. This master’s is suitable for professionals working in neonatal units. It's taught entirely online so you’ll learn together with peers working in neonatal units across the world.


Course Details

The Neonatology MSc course offered by the University of Southampton will develop your neonatal expertise, increase your transferable skills and improve your career options in the field of neonatology.

On this UK master’s degree you’ll learn to solve complex problems in neonatal care and to question neonatal policy and practice.

We’ve developed the course in collaboration with the European Paediatric Society for Research (ESPR). The modules you choose are developed with neonatal specialists and academics across Europe, most of whom are senior members of the ESPR.

You’ll develop your understanding of:

  • common and complex neonatal medical and surgical conditions
  • the theoretical basis of research and evidence-based practice
  • the importance of collaboration, effective communication and the challenges faced by other professionals
  • critical and reflective thinking, taking account of the values and beliefs of others, and how your beliefs and behaviours affect others

You’ll meet world renowned guest lecturers who will present their research and with whom you can ask questions and discuss neonatal issues.

Within the neonatal virtual learning environment (VLE) you can access:

  • the core curriculum
  • cross cultural learning groups
  • online tutors
  • libraries
  • an assessment office

Career Opportunities

This master’s degree in neonatology is suitable if you're a neonatal clinician interested in improving your clinical knowledge and developing your academic career in neonatology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research methods (online)
  • Neonatal Clinical Pharmacology (Online)
  • Neonatal Haemodynamics (Online)
  • Neonatal Nutrition (Online)
  • Neonatal Pulmonology (Online)
  • Neurology of the Newborn (Online)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:2 degree in a clinical, health or science subject.
  • You must also have relevant clinical experience and be equipped for online learning.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1341 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1341 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • National

    1341 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1341 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • Research methods: £1,249; 
  • Dissertation: £2,186


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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