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Neonatal Medicine

Cardiff University

12 months
7850 GBP/year
4850 GBP/year
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Available to those who have already completed our PgDip in Neonatal Medicine, this MSc in Neonatal Medicine at Cardiff University provides a highly marketable academic qualification for healthcare professionals involved in the care of neonates and very young children.


The MSc in Neonatal Medicine at Cardiff University is open to medical doctors, nurse practitioners and other health professionals involved in neonatal healthcare.  Entry to the dissertation stage for the MSc award requires completion of the Cardiff University Postgraduate Diploma in Neonatal Medicine. 

What you'll learn

This part-time distance learning course focuses on the study of clinical problems and therapeutic approaches specific to neonatal healthcare.   The physiological and anatomical changes that occur during gestation and after birth influence clinical presentation and effective treatment strategies for sick and premature infants.  Understanding the scientific basis for neonatal healthcare is vital to clinical decision making and managing the ethical and communication challenges faced by clinical teams every day.

The course aims to  prepare clinicians to identify, critically appraise, plan and implement  more effective treatments based on a sound knowledge of relevant research evidence, clinical practice, anatomy and pathophysiology.

Career prospects

This programme is aimed at those who have completed the Diploma in Neonatal Medicine and wish to complete a research project or literature review to expand their academic knowledge on the subject.

This Masters programme enables you to demonstrate your abilities in critical analysis, problem-solving, decision-making, finding and using evidence and  dealing with complex issues. Whilst we do not formally assess clinical skills or competencies in a face-to-face context (so the programme is not a substitute for a formal specialty training programme), studying at this level should help successful students demonstrate academic skills that are likely to be highly regarded for their career development and progression.

In particular, the programme offers opportunities to demonstrate the development of knowledge and skills in relation to the application of evidence-based medicine and the potential enhancement of local, regional and national services and governance frameworks. As such, it should provide evidence of commitment and potential that may assist you in taking on greater responsibilities or seeking management, research, scholarship, or leadership roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Respiratory Care in Neonatal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Care in Neonatal Medicine
  • Critical Care in Neonates
  • Neurological Care in Neonatal Medicine
  • Nutrition and Gut Function in Neonates
  • Transportation of Neonates and Children

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no set application deadline but we allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend that you apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible, you will need to have completed the Cardiff University Postgraduate Diploma in Neonatal Medicine within the last three years. 

  • Qualified medical doctors holding the clinical professional qualification recognised as the required entry qualification for their clinical profession (i.e. MB.ChB. or equivalent).
  • Qualified Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (ANNP) holding the clinical professional qualification recognised as the required entry qualification for their clinical profession (i.e. BN or equivalent) and in addition the training qualifying them to work as an ANNP (BSc / BSc and Postgraduate Certificate at MSc level / MSc, or equivalent).

You will also need to provide evidence that you are currently registered with the professional body relevant to your profession.

Tuition Fee

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    4850 GBP/year
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