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Masters degrees in Midwifery teach postgraduates the essential principles and techniques for delivering babies, as well as how to care for the mother during each stage of the birth cycle. Midwifery courses are available as an MSc, a PGDip and a PGCert.
Related subjects include Women’s Health and Infant Health. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as Nursing, Midwifery or Medicine.
Courses in this field often take an interdisciplinary approach, training you to become an expert caregiver for pregnant women and their families, while building your clinical expertise in a variety of healthcare settings. As well as training in evidence-based practice, you will also explore the provision of maternity services and their social and economic importance.
Placements are usually a key component of most programmes, and may include interaction with patients in settings such as hospitals and community groups. You will learn to provide advice on topics such as breastfeeding, normal labour and birth, and the relationship between pregnancy and various health conditions.
As well as hospitals and health centres, midwives may work within social services to give home visits, support community centres with various education programmes, or provide administrative assistance on behalf of charities.
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This programme is designed for those interested in acquiring the research skills necessary to conduct policy-relevant research into sexual and reproductive health. Read more
The MSc Advanced Practice (Midwifery) aims to provide registered midwives with opportunities to expand knowledge and skills personally and professionally, towards becoming a competent practitioner at advanced practice level. Read more
This programme is designed to prepare nurses and a range of health and social care professionals for new and challenging roles in advancing and shifting the professional boundaries in critical care. Read more
*PLEASE NOTE. This course is subject to approval* The MSc Advanced Practice (Midwifery) is an exciting course focusing on developing midwifery from all areas of practice (clinical, managerial, education and control centres). Read more
Enhance your midwifery knowledge, clinical reasoning, and decision-making skills with our work-based Master’s degree in Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice. Read more
The aim of this course is to strengthen and develop the knowledge and skills of participants. The course covers the theory of practice, education, administration and research, and commences with one full study week followed by one study day per week or the equivalent throughout the academic year. Read more
The Master of Midwifery (Mmid) course is an innovative and flexible work-based course f or qualified adult nurses who want to gain midwifery skills at Master’s level. Read more
The Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery prepares a rewarding and challenging career in midwifery. This course has been specifically designed for experienced adult nurses who are looking to change their career direction and become a midwife. Read more
We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Midwifery. Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. Read more
This programme aims to equip you to develop your knowledge and skills to critically examine and advance your own practice and decision-making, to grow your leadership capabilities, to build on your capacity to effectively interpret research findings in practice, and to design and implement initiatives in practice. Read more
On this course, you will develop a mastery of contemporary midwifery and practice, enhance your professional credibility and develop your personal confidence for career advancement. The MSc Midwifery will empower you to take forward your practice in any environment such as clinical, management, leadership and research roles. Read more