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)
This course provides practising midwives and other health care professionals with the opportunity to explore and analyse the latest developments in midwifery knowledge and practice. You will be encouraged to evaluate your own clinical practice, as well as to clinically appraise wider issues relevant to women and families in society.
Leadership in the NHS forms part of this course and you will be encouraged to opt for a module in leading and managing in your workplace.
100% of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work postgraduates go on to employment and/or further study within 6 months of graduating.DLHE 2009 and 2010
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).
Enthusiastic practitioners with midwifery experience who wish to develop professionally and/or work towards becoming a consultant midwife, leader/manager, or midwifery educationalist.
You will hold a BSc Midwifery or related degree, normally at 2.2. or above, or have evidence of Level 6 study. You will be keen to explore and analyse the latest developments in midwifery knowledge and practice and develop a lead role in clinical practice.
Students at postgraduate level are encouraged to be independent learners but you will be allocated a supervisor for each module as well as for the dissertation. You will be taught by lectures, seminars and a series of practical sessions
Assessment methods will vary depending on the modules chosen, you can expect to be assessed via:
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.
The NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework was introduced to provide greater flexibility and benefits for individuals and employers. It defines and describes the knowledge and skills which NHS staff need to apply in their work in order to deliver quality services. It provides a single, consistent, comprehensive and explicit framework on which to base the review and development of all staff. This course is mapped against the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. You can therefore show you have the knowledge and skills to deliver a quality service. This is essential if you are interviewing for a job or looking to take on extra responsibility.
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.”
This course has strong links with industry because the midwifery team work out in practice so have been able to develop key working relationships with NHS and private hospitals. This is of direct benefit to you because it means your learning is current and relevant to modern midwifery practice.
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|
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