If you’re passionate about your midwifery practice and want to develop your knowledge and skills to an advanced level, our MSc is for you. Supported by an exceptional academic team of experienced midwives within a faculty with a track record for innovative midwifery training, it’ll enable you to advance your existing skills of independent thinking and quickly apply them to your practice.
With concerns about rising rates of intervention, you’ll be encouraged to explore both how to promote normality during childbirth and how to care for vulnerable women with complex needs, with the aim of reducing intervention. The supporting optional modules will help you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for assuming leadership roles in clinical practice or research.
Successful completion of this course will give you the potential to advance your career into leadership positions within clinical settings, or in the fields of management, research and teaching. You’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to become an innovative, forward-thinking practitioner, with the qualities needed to affect change in healthcare planning, delivery and education.
You’ll also have the opportunity to complete the course with an additional qualification as a Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) practitioner. Many of our Masters level midwifery students go on to complete professional doctorates.
Promoting Normal Childbirth Facilitating Complex Birth Research Studies Major Project
Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) Advanced Communication Skills Law & Ethics in Health & Social Care Strategic Management & Commissioning Global Leadership Care of the Critically Unwell Woman
You will choose one optional module from the above list. Some modules may not be available through Distance Learning and you can contact us to find out more. Modules are subject to change.
Assessment methods vary between modules and include written essays, seminar presentations with supporting papers, a research proposal and, for the Masters award, a major project of no more than 18,000 words.
All the assessment methods are designed to demonstrate the range of knowledge and skills expected of a practitioner working at an advanced level.
As a midwifery postgraduate student at our modern Chelmsford campus, you’ll enjoy all the academic and social benefits you could expect from one of the largest and most exciting universities in England. Our William Harvey building has a specialist midwifery clinical skills room that is used to simulate practice skills training.
Our midwifery team works with international agencies such as the UK Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, World Health Organisation (WHO), The White Ribbon Alliance and the London School for Health and Tropical Medicine. In addition many of the team have specific research interests and are either completing, or have completed doctorates.
Anglia Ruskin is one of only a few universities in the UK to hold Baby-Friendly Initiative full accreditation.