Master of Midwifery – financial support available

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Master of Midwifery (Pre-registration, Shortened)

Master of Midwifery (Pre-registration, Shortened) is a Full Time innovative and flexible work-based course for qualified adult nurses who want to gain midwifery skills at Master’s level. This programme will develop your skills and knowledge supporting your professional development as a responsive, confident midwife able to care for women and their babies. You will focus on holistic care and gain a sound knowledge of health assessments for childbearing women.

The aim of this course is to:

  • Contribute to the national drive to address the current midwife shortage
  • Prepare you for entry to the Midwife’s aspect of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Professional Register
  • Make you a committed midwife contributing to enhance health and social care through inter-professional collaboration
  • Develop your skills to make you confident and competent to practice in a variety of settings
  • Support you in developing transferable communication skills, improve your critical decision making and have you become familiar using associated information technology
  • Provide you with all-round midwifery skills conscious of safe effective and competent care for women experiencing normal childbirth whilst recognising needs for appropriate referral to other health professionals
  • Enable you to act as an advocate and facilitator of change using an evidence-based approach in theory and practice
  • Support you to develop critical awareness and gain insight around current midwifery practice so you’ll begin to make sound judgments in complex situations

This programme consists of 86weeks in total, with eight study block weeks. Students must complete 3000hours during the programme consisting of 50% theory and 50% practice. Theory weeks include protected self-directed study, reading and professional development time. During your clinical placements you’ll be supported through online resources, discussions, group working and reflection sessions. Each week comprises of 40hours and is a combination of practice and theory. When in placement your clinical hours will be 30hours per week with 10hours of theory. Theory weeks are 40 hours.

Why choose this course?

  • The Master of Midwifery course is for qualified nurses (adult) who want to become midwives.
  • Throughout the course students will have:
  • A blended approach to learning using online platforms and face to face teaching
  • Practice across midwifery skills in small groups with an expert facilitator
  • Programme and Practice Reflection with the programme leader
  • Protected self-directed study time
  • Electronic practice assessment document
  • Ongoing independent and transformational thinking experiences
  • Blended learning and teaching, which includes e-learning with campus-based study to strengthen practice-based skills.
  • Focus on normality and has modules which consider holistic approaches to care in partnership with women
  • Core problem-solving skills for a career in midwifery such as independence, initiative, the ability to work with others, ability to research scientific literature, and application of critical enquiry
  • Inclusive learning of the newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) competency with advanced knowledge when caring for mothers and their babies.
  • An elective placement offering exciting opportunity to gain maternity-setting experience within the UK or globally
  • The midwifery lecturing team who are committed to achieving UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Accreditation for their midwifery programmes
  • Access to an active outstanding Midwifery Society. The group were commended for Society Committee of the Year in 2017.


  • This course prepares you to become a registered midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You can choose to specialise in aspects of care, such as teenage pregnancy, parent education, infant feeding and bereavement support.
  • Our graduate midwives secure employment within local NHS Trusts and many work in management, research and education positions.
  • Students on this course consider further education at PhD level.

Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Hertfordshire offer a range of tuition fee discounts and non-repayable scholarships to support our postgraduate students. You can get funding for postgraduate study through studentships, loans, bursaries and grants – you might also get help from your employer.

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