MSc (one year full-time or three years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or one year, six months part-time)
PgCert (four months full-time or one year part-time)
The MSc Midwifery is a flexible course for qualified midwives, which recognises the skills and experience you bring and allows you to gear your learning to your own personal and professional development needs.
You will be taught by a dynamic multidisciplinary team of clinicians and academics who are recognised experts in their disciplines.
During the course, you will be encouraged to present and publish your work.
In semester 3, you will complete the dissertation to achieve the full Masters.
In year 1 you will study one midwifery core module plus an optional module; or two midwifery modules. You will then have completed the PgCert.
In year 2 you will study a further two modules. You will then have completed the PgDip.
In year 3 you will complete the dissertation to achieve the full Masters.
BSc Midwifery or related degree, normally at 2.2. or higher, or evidence of recent level 6 study. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAMNME DOES NOT CONFER REGISTERED MIDWIFE STATUS i.e. it does not qualify you to practise as a midwife.
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 5.5) is proof of this. If you need to improve your written and spoken English, you might be interested in our English language courses.
International Students - Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)
International Students are required by the Home Office and/or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate before they begin studying their course. You may need to obtain an ATAS Certificate before you come to the UK in order for you to comply with Home Office regulations. Please refer to your offer conditions.
You can find out if your programme requires an ATAS by checking the FCO website at https://www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme with your JACS code which will be on your offer letter should you choose to make an application. If you cannot find it please contact International Conversion team at email@example.com. If you have any queries relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on Salford-ATAS@salford.ac.uk.
You can apply for your ATAS Certificate via this link: https://www.atas.fco.gov.uk/
As students have a variety of different learning styles, the mode of delivery is varied and includes:
Contemporary midwifery requires a diverse range of skills and the programme is designed to nurture and develop these according to individual need. The MSc Midwifery allows for a variety of assessments, depending on the module undertaken, and includes:
Past students have gone on to take up posts as midwifery managers, educationalists and consultant midwives. Others have continued their studies at PhD level, for example undertaking the Professional Doctorate offered at this University.
Anne McGlone, ward manager, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester
“The choice of modules available on the MSc Midwifery enables me to develop and integrate knowledge and skills in clinical practice, leadership, management, and research. The support from the lecturers was excellent, with both face to face tutorials and on line support, which enabled me to maintain a workable balance between study, work and home life. The modules are well designed and allow students to access areas of study that are relevant to their professional development, interests and aspirations. The MSc Midwifery has provided me with the necessary skills and knowledge, particularly in critical analysis, with which to continue to lead and support ongoing developments in midwifery care, and thereby continue to support the women and their families during the childbirth continuum.”
Chris Navin, Specialist Midwife Bereavement Support, University Hospitals South Manchester
“The MSc Midwifery course team at Salford have an openness to recognising and valuing prior learning and clinical experience in the mature student . Salford gave me the encouragement and vision to drive me to achieve my full potential. Completing my dissertation (MSc in Midwifery) was quite a journey, given the extra demands and challenges of maintaining a fulltime job and a busy family life. However, the encouragement, support and facilitation that my supervisor provided was second to none. I would recommend others to grasp the opportunity of studying for their MSc at this excellent and dynamic academic institution”.
This course has close links with the maternity and neonatal services and module teaching teams are multidisciplinary. This means your learning will be current and relevant to contemporary midwifery practice.
The MSc Midwifery: Education confers NMC accredited teacher status for those wishing to move into midwifery education.
The Careers & Employability Service at Salford offers a wide range of opportunities for postgraduate students to enhance their job prospects. Your studies can help you secure your future and our specialist careers and employability team offer a range of services in addition to what you gain through your course that will assist you during your time with us and after graduation. Assistance includes career development workshops, industry insight days, CV and application checking alongside access to a database of thousands of opportunities from employers many of whom specifically contact the University to recruit Salford Graduates.
After completing the MSc in Midwifery you may wish to further your study with a research degree.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£2,675 for year one|
We offer awards to help you study through our:
There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section