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    Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care Logo
  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    One year part-time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    03 May 2019

An MSc could really improve your chances of progressing from working as a midwife to a matron or specialist role. Building on the skills and knowledge from your PG Diploma in Midwifery, you can now apply these to a completing a dissertation.

You’ll have the opportunity to influence an area of current practice, using the latest clinical evidence to suggest changes to improve the quality of a service. As you’ll choose your own dissertation option, you can focus on an area you’re passionate about.

During this programme you’ll develop your critical thinking and analytical skills while learning how to use new research to support your clinical role.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

Key benefits

  • We’re the number one nursing faculty in the UK and 2nd in the world (2019 QS World University Subject Rankings)
  • You’ll learn from internationally renowned clinicians and academics who have extensive midwifery experience
  • You’ll develop the skills you need to take your career to the next level
  • Attend extracurricular seminars and lectures by leading healthcare experts from around the world


You need to have a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery to join this course, and to be a registered midwife. You’ll study part time while continuing to work in your clinical role.

The disseration is the only module on this course. It’s an opportunity to compare a current process with the guidelines and new evidence in this area to improve a service.

You’ll choose your own project, which can be based on an element of clinical practice you’d like to improve or explore an issue that your employer has identified. Your other option is to carry out a systematic literature review on a topic of your choice.


This course is project based and predominantly involves self study. You’ll be assigned an experienced supervisor who will support you and provide feedback as you draft your dissertation and provide feedback.

You’ll have monthly meetings with your supervisor. These can be face-to-face, or via Skype or phone if you’re not based in London.

Although you may need to travel to London during your course to access the library or other facilities, all of our core texts and articles are available online.

Required Modules

  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Career prospects

A completed MSc will indicate employers that you have the abilities and characteristics required of midwives working in more advanced positions. As such, some graduates move on to senior midwifery roles, while others pursue a clinical-academic career.

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