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Midwifery Practice MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Course Description

- Designed for midwives who wish to undertake a part-time postgraduate course which prepares them for senior positions in practice, management, research or education
- Ideal for midwives thinking of careers in management, education and as consultant midwives
- Apply critical reflection and theory to practice
- Implement change in practice as a consequence of study and research
- Partnership teaching and support between the university and employing NHS trust

This course aims to:
- Facilitate the development of innovative leaders in the midwifery profession who will make a substantial contribution to the development of practice
- Provide theoretical and research modules based firmly on advanced study of the challenges which you may face in clinical practice
- Develop interprofessional learning and the exchange of ideas that will enhance your learning across both professional and specific practice boundaries

You can expect to study a range of modules including:
•Research Designs in Health (30 credits) is designed to give a grounding in both the technical and socio-political processes of research
•Midwifery Theory and Practice (30 credits) aims to facilitate individual, personal and professional growth, assist development of a greater woman-focused care and the ability to focus on salutogenesis within the birth context
•Dissertation (60 credits) provides the opportunity to undertake a piece of original research, which will incorporate both the academic and practice elements of the course
You can also choose to study option modules up to the value of 60 credits from a range available within the faculty, some of which can be at degree level. You must complete a total of 180 credits to be awarded the MSc.

The Midwifery MSc supports your development in clinical practice and may facilitate career progression to more senior posts within NHS trusts or within higher education institutions.

Visit the Midwifery Practice MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

•Professional midwifery qualification with evidence of current registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council •Employed in the UK as a midwife with an employer willing to provide a clinical mentor during the course Plus either: •An honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a degree relevant to midwifery and awarded by a British university or •Portfolio evidence which demonstrates expertise through publication, change management and/or leadership in midwifery and successful study at degree level at a British university You may be required to attend an interview for non-standard qualifications

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