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Posted Aug. 26, 2018
Top 10 Midwifery Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe
There two types of Midwifery masters programs available to study in the UK and Europe.
Some courses are aimed at registered nurses to become registered midwives. Other courses are aimed at midwives who wish to improve their skills, understanding and management abilities and these courses are usually studied on a part-time basis.
Here is our roundup of 10 of the best Midwifery masters degree courses in the UK and Europe.
MSc in Advance Practice (Midwifery) – King's College London
Cost: £3,300 per year for UK and EU students / £6,440 per year for international students.
What You Will Study: This course at King’s College London is aimed at students who are already working in senior positions within Midwifery or researching into maternal or infant health. It is completed in three to six years on a part-time basis.
MSc in Midwifery with Advanced Standing – University of Southampton
Cost: £9,561 per year for UK and EU students.
What You Will Study: The MSc in Midwifery with Advanced Standing at the University of Southampton is aimed at qualified practising Nurses in the NHS who wish to become qualified Midwives. It takes two years to study on a full-time basis and is not open to international students.
MSc in Midwifery Practice and Leadership – Trinity College Dublin
Cost: €10,045 total cost for Irish and EU students / €20,075 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Students at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland can undertake this course over one year on a full-time basis or in two years on a part-time basis. The course equips Midwives with advanced skills with modules such as Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care and Advancing Midwifery Practice.
MSc in Midwifery Studies, Maternal and Newborn Health – University of Nottingham
Cost: £7,290 total cost for UK and EU students / £16,695 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This MSc at the University of Nottingham aims to educate current Midwives and Nurses to lead teams of Midwives or Nurses involved in maternal and infant health. It is undertaken in one year on a full-time basis or in two to four years on a part-time basis.
MSc in Midwifery Practice – University College Dublin
Cost: €12,640 total cost for Irish and EU students / €24,200 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Students at University College Dublin in Ireland must already be practising Midwives and undertake this course on a part-time basis over two years. Modules include Midwifery Practice and the Concept of Normality and Evidence-Based Decision Midwifery.
MSc in Advanced Professional Practice (Maternal and Child Health) – Queen's University Belfast
Cost: £5,500 total cost for UK and EU students / £15,700 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This MSc at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland is aimed at practising Midwives who wish to move into management and some modules are only open to Midwives registered in the UK or Ireland. It is undertaken on a full-time basis in one year or on a part-time basis within three years.
MSc in Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice – Swansea University
Cost: £2,050 per year for UK and EU students.
What You Will Study: Students at Swansea University undertake this course over three years on a part-time basis and is aimed at practising Midwives who wish to improve their skills or move into management. The course is only open to UK and EU students.
MSc in Midwifery – University College Cork
Cost: €7,500 total cost for Irish and EU students.
What You Will Study: This MSc in Midwifery at University College Cork is for Irish registered Midwives and is completed on a part-time basis in two years. Students will gain a greater understanding of the practice and research of Midwifery in Ireland.
MSc in Midwifery – University of Dundee
Cost: £4,600 total cost for UK and EU students / £10,800 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This MSc in Midwifery at the University of Dundee is undertaken on a part-time distance learning basis over three and a half years. Students must be practising Midwives or working in maternal or infant health.
MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (Midwifery) – University of Leeds
Cost: £5,200 total cost for UK and EU students / £12,200 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This Midwifery course is aimed at practising Midwives who wish to improve their management and leadership skills. It is undertaken in three years on a part-time basis.
PLEASE NOTE: As a result of Brexit, from Autumn 2021 postgraduate students from the European Union studying at a UK university will be charged the same tuition fees as international students. UK students studying their postgraduate course at a European university are also likely to incur higher tuition fees than their EU counterparts. It is advisable to check with the individual universities in the UK and Europe for up-to-date information on tuition fees for all postgraduate programs.
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Warri Elizabeth Sept. 9, 2019, 1:35 p.m.
Good sir/ ma
Already a trained midwife which of the Msc programs will be best for me
Charlotte Sept. 9, 2019, 7:23 p.m.
Hi Elizabeth - all of these courses are aimed at trained midwives and are all great options. To choose the right one a good starting point for you would be to work out where you want to study. Good luck.
Edwina March 4, 2020, 8:20 a.m.
I have a degree in human biology and I would like to become a midwife,how do I go about it and what do I have to study.am in Ghana
Charlotte King March 23, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
Hi Edwina – to become a midwife you will need to have a degree in a relevant discipline and human biology may well fulfil that criteria for certain courses. Here is a list of all the courses currently available to study in the UK and Europe – check with the admissions department of the course/institution that you're interested in and see if you meet the eligibility criteria > https://www.postgrad.com/courses/midwifery/
Shomorin temitayo May 21, 2020, 7:01 p.m.
I study health education hope I can go for midwifery in my masters, if yes how can I go about it then how much is the total money to be paid to start the program.
Charlotte King May 27, 2020, 9:36 p.m.
Hi - the total amount you will have to pay depends on your course and chosen university. However, if you have been accepted on a postgraduate program you are eligible to apply for one of our Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries worth £500 towards your tuition fees >
Blessing Okoye Aug. 28, 2020, 6:46 p.m.
I have a degree in Biomedical Science, am I eligible to complete any of the MSc Midwery courses?
Charlotte King Sept. 1, 2020, 5:45 p.m.
Hi Blessing – different Midwifery masters programs have different eligibility requirements, but they normally include holding a good undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Nursing, Midwifery or Medicine. I think many universities will consider Biomedical Science to be an appropriate bachelors degree subject, so my advice is to find a course that interests you and then check with the admissions department as to whether you are eligible to apply. Good luck!
Jyoti Sept. 8, 2020, 7:12 p.m.
I have completed Master of Science in Nursing (Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing - 2 Years Full time) course from India.
Will I be able to work as a Midwife in UK with this Master degree. If not, which course do you suggest for me to practice as midwife in UK.
Please recommend some of the best university with cheapest tuition fee.
Charlotte King Sept. 17, 2020, 12:29 p.m.
Hi Jyoti – Here is a list of masters programs in Midwifery > https://www.postgrad.com/courses/midwifery/
Tuition fees will vary and some universities will offer funding for India students so it is worth checking their funding pages to see what is available to you.
Dorothy Nov. 27, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Hi, I have completed my undergraduate degree in Nursing; would like to kindly study MSc in child nursing or anaesthesia. Kindly assist me with a recommended institution and if my dream is achievable.
Charlotte King Dec. 1, 2020, 6:18 p.m.
Hi Dorothy – well done for completing your undergraduate degree. Here is a link for all the MSc programs available to study in the UK at present – any of them would be a good choice >
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Robert Nov. 9, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Good information.There are some Conferences happening in which medical specialty would be Midwifery and here is one of those conferences.
Maternal-Fetal Imaging - Advances in OB-GYN Ultrasound is organized by World Class CME and will be held from Jan 18 - 20, 2019 at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America.
For more information please follow the below link: