The only course of its kind in the Manchester area
A current course that will put you at the forefront of midwifery practice
Ideal for those planning to become leaders in clinical practice
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 module from Option A and one module from Option B. 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.
You must be a practising midwife to study this programme.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAMME DOES NOT CONFER REGISTERED MIDWIFE STATUS i.e. it does not qualify you to practice 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/
You will be a practising midwife, normally with at least a year’s clinical experience. You will hold a BSc Midwifery or related degree at 2.2 or above, or have evidence of recent Level 6 study. You will be keen to explore and analyse the latest developments in midwifery knowledge and practice and develop a leading role in clinical practice.
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:
Sarah Davies is Programme Leader for this course. Her current research interests include physiological birth, human rights and birth, trauma, and safety in the maternity services She runs two modules on Evidence Based Care for Normal Birth and has published papers in a number of midwifery and consumer journals.Further details...
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.
This course is mapped against the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, which was introduced to provide greater flexibility and benefits for individuals and employers. It provides a single, consistent, comprehensive and explicit framework on which to base the review and development of all staff. By undertaking this programme, you can therefore demonstrate you have the knowledge and skills to deliver a high quality service for childbearing women.
“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.”
Anne McGlone, ward manager, St Mary’s Hospital, 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”.
Chris Navin, Specialist Midwife Bereavement Support, University Hospitals South Manchester
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.
After completing the MSc in Midwifery you may wish to further your study with a research degree.
Fees for entry in 2017-18 will be published as soon as possible.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£2,750 (year 1)|
|Full-time PgDip||Home/EU: £5,500, international: £8,870|
|Full-time PgCert||Part-time: £2,750|
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.
Funding for this course may be available for eligible staff within the NHS. To find out more please see the NHS CPD Apply system.
Clinical Skills Room
Whether it's nursing or midwifery, it helps to be able to practice new skills in a safe environment under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. We have a number of clinical skills rooms that enhance your learning from taking blood pressure, to giving CPR and more complicated procedures.
We also have a home birth room which can be used to simulate giving birth at home or a water birth.
We use a maternal and fetal simulation system called Noelle which allows you to appreciate the birthing experience from the onset of labour, through delivery, to treatment of the mother after delivery.
Birthing simulators are used to ensure you understand the mechanisms involved in labour and birth and have an opportunity to simulate a birth and explore relevant issues and feelings in a non-clinical environment. Breech births and mechanisms for Occipto posterior positions can also be demonstrated with these simulators.
Models to simulate urethral catheterisation and cervical assessment also aim to develop initial competence to ensure confidence prior to undertaking the skills with mentor support in clinical practice
We also have breast feeding mannikins to promote understanding of lactation and procedures such as hand expression of milk are available. These are part of the measures in place to ensure our students are educated in-line with Unicef's baby friendly initiative.
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)