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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    MSc 3 years part-time; PGDip 2 years part-time; PGCert 1 year part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    04 June 2019

Enhance your midwifery knowledge, clinical reasoning, and decision-making skills with our work-based Master’s degree in Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice.

The  Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice course is a highly flexible and modular programme led by your learning and professional development objectives as both a student and a busy midwife.

You will cover key policy and practice related topics and refine your critical research and analytical skills in relation to midwifery. With the support of an academic mentor you will also develop professional reflective practice techniques.

Why Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice at Swansea?

The  Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice course is delivered through our College of Human and Health Sciences, so you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment with an international reputation for midwifery education. 

According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014-2021, over 75% of research carried out at the college was of international or world-leading quality.

Our Midwifery team has a strong background in academic support at all levels, including the different demands of work-based learning.

We have strong links with professional practice and academic research networks in Europe and around the world, so your learning is informed by the latest policy and practice developments.

Your Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice experience

Many of our academic staff are registered midwives and active in practice and research, providing an exceptional combination of theoretical rigour, professional insight, and practical expertise.

A wide range of optional modules means that you can tailor your studies to your particular interests.

You will learn through a combination of individual tutorials and group teaching, supported by close working links between the Midwifery team and clinical colleagues in practice settings.

You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).

Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice careers

Your postgraduate qualification in Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice opens up career development opportunities in this rewarding field, including in research, education, policy development, and management.

Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice modules

Modules on the Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice course may include:

  • Starting Your Professional Development
  • Developing Expertise in the Supervision of Midwives
  • Leadership and Professional Studies in Midwifery
  • Developing Expertise in the Supervision of Midwives (CPD)
  • Professional Practice in Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Clinical supervision
  • Policy Influences on Your Practice
  • Assessing Your Current Practice
  • How the Evidence Base Can Help You Change Your Practice
  • How Can I Make a Change in Practice?
  • Advancing Your Own Practice
  • Teaching and Learning in Practice
  • Professional Midwifery Practice Portfolio

How you're taught on the Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice course

This is a flexible part-time degree offering the chance to study a maximum of 60 credits per year, completion of the course is between three-five years.

You may also access up to 30 credits from the College of Human and Health Sciences’ postgraduate catalogue of modules. To be awarded the MSc Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice, you must achieve 180 credits at level 7 which must include the three core modules.

Delivery of this programme is a tripartite arrangement between yourself, personal tutor and practice facilitator. Learning for each work-based module is based on the development of a learning contract and consequently the following process will be adopted for each module.

If you do not wish to complete the full MSc we have alternative exit qualifications: 

  • You will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice on successful completion of 60 credits at level 7.
  • You will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice on successful completion of 120 credits at level 7.


Learning is assessed throughout your coursework including written assignments such as research projects, child observations and essays and seminar presentations plus a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words. 

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Visit the Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!




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