MSc in Midwifery

Start date September 2021.

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Course description

The Division of Nursing and Midwifery, as part of the Health Sciences School at the University of Sheffield are proposing a new opportunity for graduates with a non-midwifery undergraduate degree to enter a career in Midwifery and qualify as a registrant with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Midwives work in a range of roles and settings which need effective leadership. As a midwife you will be recognised as an expert in supporting, advising, and advocating for women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum care. Midwives are autonomous practitioners who practice in a multi-disciplinary care setting and midwifery is a very distinct independent health profession which possesses its own knowledge skills and competencies. Midwifery care holistically encompasses the unique experience of each individual woman throughout their journey.

This innovative three-year MSc Midwifery course will enable students to become a highly educated and skilled midwife who will deliver and progress evidenced-based research and holistic midwifery care to women and their families. By ensuring leadership is at the centre of the curriculum, we give you all the tools you need to qualify as a registered midwife with the potential for career development in several areas including management, leadership, consultancy, educational and research roles.

In preparation for practice as an autonomous midwife within the maternity services, our course will have an emphasis on active learning focusing on:

  • Developing Critical Thinking and developing expert knowledge
  • Personal and Professional Reflection
  • Research Awareness
  • Leadership – including qualification as a Professional Midwifery Advocate (currently a post-qualification course)
  • Education that is aligned to meet the UNICEF-UK Baby Friendly Initiative Standards

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees Home: £9,250 / year

Funding for pre-registration healthcare courses

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Additional costs

Clinical placements are a compulsory element of the degree, which means that there will be an additional expense for items such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, travel and accommodation, and clinical material printing costs.

If you are a UK student you will be able to apply for reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs. For EU and international students the additional placement costs will be self-funded.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants with 2:1 or higher in a relevant subject will be considered.
  • 5 GCSEs or equivalent to include English Language, Mathematics, and Biology or Combined Science. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.
  • A satisfactory occupational health and DBS check


Programme Lead

Rachel Jokhi

University Teacher

Lead Midwife for Education

Associate Programme Lead

Carrie Langham 

University Teacher

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