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Midwifery and Women's Health (MSc) (Part-time)


Course Description

About the course

The MSc Midwifery and Women’s Health is a post-registration midwifery course that reflects the contemporary education and practice requirements of the midwifery profession. It incorporates growing public awareness of the importance of health promotion and psychosocial well-being as well as changes to the pre-registration preparation of midwives.

This post-registration midwifery course is suitable for registered midwives who are looking into extending their educational qualifications from diploma level to first degree level. It is also suitable for registered midwifes who have not studied at all for some time.

The key benefit of MSc Midwifery and Women’s Health course is that you can still develop your skills and knowledge while continuing to work and earn.

You will learn from the best as our Midwifery team has won the prestigious Royal College of Midwives Annual Award for Excellence in Midwifery Education in January 2012.This success is due to the expertise of our staff and the content of our course which gives students the opportunity to combine theory with practice through the practice placements.

See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/msc-midwifery-and-womens-health

Course structure

The MSc Midwifery and Women’s Health course is modular in structure and you can choose to study for stand alone modules only or gain credits towards a Master's degree. If you choose to study towards a BSc(Hons) Midwifery and Women’s Health degree you need to collect 120 credits.

Below is a list of modules and credits that you could choose to study:

- Compulsory modules
Research for practice development (15 credits**)
This module needs to be taken only when you want to obtain a BSc degree

Optional modules
- Complex social issues in maternity care (30 credits)
- Fundamentals and philosophies of statutory supervision of midwives 1 (30 credits)
- High dependency midwifery care (30 credits)
- Leading and advancing the practices of statutory supervision of midwives 2 (30 credits)
- Physical examination of the healthy neonate (30 credits)
- Preparation for mentorship (15 credits)
- Return to contemporary midwifery practice (15 credits)
- Theory and practice of contraception and sexual health (30 credits)

Why choose this course?

- The MSc Midwifery and Women’s Health course is for registered midwives who want to extend their educational qualifications from first degree level to Master's degree level

- It reflects the contemporary education and practice requirements of the midwifery profession

- It gives you the option to study stand alone courses or gain credits towards a Master's degree

- Our Midwifery team has won the prestigious Royal College of Midwives Annual Award for Excellence in Midwifery Education in January 2012

Teaching methods

A variety of learning and teaching approaches are chosen to deliver this module including: lectures, workshop and student led presentations.

Professional Accreditations

Supervisors of Midwives pathway

The Principles of Statutory Supervision of Midwives Module and Leading and Advancing the Practice of the Supervision of Midwives Module are compulsory modules provide a programme of preparation for experienced midwives and leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision of Midwives, which is a recordable qualification. On completion, students may then choose to continue with their students on the MSc programme

Visit the Midwifery and Women's Health (MSc) (Part-time) page on the University of Hertfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Current NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) Registration as a practising Midwife. Normally a first degree in a related subject or evidence of relevant professional practice and 60 level 3 credits to include a research methods module. Working in or have regular access to a relevant practice environment / client group

Course Fees

Part-time: UK/EU £6,100, Overseas £12,000


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