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MSc Midwifery (Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care)

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This course is designed for qualified midwives and will give you the opportunity to build upon your existing specialist knowledge and skills and widen your career opportunities.

Key Information

Start date

September 2018
and January 2019

Academic year dates

Duration

Full-time MSc: 1 year
Part-time MSc: 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma: 1-2 years
Postgraduate Certificate: 1 year

UK/EU

Full-time: £8,000 *

Part-time: £4,000 per year *

Non-EU

Full-time: £16,000 *

Part-time: £8,000 per year *

Campus

Northampton Square

Who is it for?

The course is designed for qualified midwives who have at least one year of experience in clinical midwifery practice. It has been designed to help you advance into senior, advanced and educational posts within the midwifery profession, where a Masters qualification is often desired.

The MSc provides the opportunity to create a challenging and rewarding course of study tailored to your personal development needs. Compulsory modules are kept to a minimum, enabling you to choose from a wide range of optional modules to personalise your learning.

Completing a Midwifery (Advanced Practice and Health Social Care) MSc at City, University of London will not only demonstrate your ambition and aptitude for learning, it will increase your chances of success in your chosen career progression. Plus, our uniquely flexible programme enables you to tailor your learning to your unique learning needs and interests.

Objectives

City’s Advanced Practice (Midwifery) MSc is a natural progression from your preregistration Midwifery education helping you:

  • Build upon your specialist knowledge and skills in a way that will widen your career opportunities.
  • Gain a solid foundation of research skills and applied data analysis to support and extend your role as an evidence-based practitioner.
  • Choose from a wide range of optional modules, building a unique and challenging learning programme tailored to your individual development needs and interests.
  • Learn about the latest theoretical policy and clinical developments relating to midwifery. Develop research, applied data analysis and critical thinking skills.
  • Prepare for leading roles as an evidence-based practitioner.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should have:

  • a second-class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.
  • a lower qualification such as Diploma in Midwifery may be considered with appropriate prior experience. You would normally be expected to have been practicing as a qualified midwife for at least one year
  • at least one year's experience as a practising and qualified midwife.

If you do not hold a degree, your application may still be considered on the basis of your professional experience.

English requirements

If your first language is not English, one of the following is also required:

  • A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language. For example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA.
  • IELTS: 7.0.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 72.

Due to changes in the UKVI’s list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

January 2019

Applications for this programme should be completed online. The application process includes the following:

  • An electronic application form
  • A personal statement explain why you wish to study on this programme
  • Provision of contact details for academic and personal reference.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have previously completed credits from a Masters level qualification that can be matched to credits on the programme qualification you would like to apply for, then you may be eligible for RPL or RP(E)L.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): “where credit is awarded for learning derived from study at this or another institution which has previously been assessed and/or awarded credit”.

Recognition of Prior Experiential learning (RP(E)L): “where credit is awarded for learning derived from the candidate’s life experience which has not previously been assessed and/or awarded credit.”

For more information on the policy, the maximum credits permitted and how to apply, please see the Guidance on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

If you have any queries about the process, please contact the Postgraduate team: .

+44 (0)20 7040 5000
pghealth@city.ac.uk

Postgraduate Courses Offices
School of Health
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

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More about fees

MSc (1 year full time, 2 years part time)

  • Home/EU full-time 2018/19: £8,000 per year
  • Home/EU part-time 2018/19: £4,000 per year
  • Non EU (overseas) full-time 2018/19: £16,000
  • Non EU (overseas) part-time 2018/19: £8,000

PG Diploma (1 year full time, 2 years part time)

  • Home/EU full-time 2018/19: £7,500 per year
  • Home/EU part-time 2018/19: £3,750 per year
  • Non EU (overseas) full-time 2018/19: £15,000 per year
  • Non EU (overseas) part-time 2018/19: £7,500 per year

PG Certificate (1 year part time)

  • Home/EU part-time 2018/19: £4,000 per year
  • Non EU (overseas) part-time 2018/19: £8,000 per year

* Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

The normal period of registration for a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation) or two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Diploma is one year's taught programme for full-time students or two years' taught programme for part-time students.

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is one year's taught programme for part-time students. Postgraduate Certificates are not offered on a full-time basis. The maximum period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is two years.

Scholarships

The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January.

MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Midwifery)

Programme Director Dr. Mandie Scamell introduces City’s MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Midwifery) programme designed for qualified midwives looking to advance into senior, advanced and educational posts within the midwifery profession.

Academic facilities

Our specialist Clinical Skills Centre at our Northampton Square Campus has been designed to give you a safe environment in which to practise your clinical and caring skills.

We have a range of specialist equipment that is used to simulate birthing situations – from normal to emergency – to enable you to develop the skills you need, no-matter the birthing situation you are supporting.

You will have access to a simulated six-bedded ward, enabling you to rehearse your skills in preparation for practice in a range of placements, including clinics and women’s homes. The HDU has a range of realistic equipment including:

  • Piped oxygen
  • Call bells
  • Medicines and emergency equipment
  • Laboratories, including a biology laboratory.

Accommodation

We offer a variety of accommodation options and support services for postgraduate students.

Read more about our postgraduate halls.

Our Accommodation Service can also help you find private accommodation.

Find out more about private accommodation.

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Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

View academic timetables

Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Student support

We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Course content and assessment

Teaching and learning

You will learn the latest theoretical and clinical developments with academics belonging to the Centre for Maternal & Child Health Research, who carry out world-class research aimed at improving the health and care of women, children, families and communities.

We take a blended approach to learning and teaching, including:

  • Institution-based taught modules
  • E-learning
  • Work-based learning.

Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. You will learn in large and small multidisciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used. The choice of assessment method will be influenced by the focus and learning outcomes of the modules.

Assessments include:

  • Coursework
  • Examinations
  • Reports
  • Seminar presentations
  • Skills schedules
  • Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).

Modules

The programme is taught using a variety of learning techniques.  These vary depending upon the modules and will include:

  • Keynote lectures
  • Computer lab workshops
  • Small discussion groups
  • Virtual discussion groups
  • On-line learning materials including films, reading, interactive quizzes and Independent guided study.

The time you spend in each of these activities will vary. You will be allocated one hour’s learning activity per academic credit. This time will include assessment preparation time.

Core multidisciplinary modules

Core discipline specific modules

Elective modules

The programme offers you two elective module choices taken from a range of modules offered within the School of Health Sciences including:

The programme specification contains more information on how the course is organised, the requirements for progression for each part and credits required for awards.

After you graduate

Career prospects

As a practitioner, this Advanced Practice (Midwifery) MSc gives you the flexibility to develop specialist skills and knowledge at a highly demanding academic and practical level. The course will prepare you for a range of roles including:

  • Midwife consultant
  • Academia
  • Clinical leadership.

Previous alumni have entered into midwifery leadership posts, education and research following their completion of this programme.


January 2019

Applications for this programme should be completed online. The application process includes the following:

  • An electronic application form
  • A personal statement explain why you wish to study on this programme
  • Provision of contact details for academic and personal reference.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have previously completed credits from a Masters level qualification that can be matched to credits on the programme qualification you would like to apply for, then you may be eligible for RPL or RP(E)L.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): “where credit is awarded for learning derived from study at this or another institution which has previously been assessed and/or awarded credit”.

Recognition of Prior Experiential learning (RP(E)L): “where credit is awarded for learning derived from the candidate’s life experience which has not previously been assessed and/or awarded credit.”

For more information on the policy, the maximum credits permitted and how to apply, please see the Guidance on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

If you have any queries about the process, please contact the Postgraduate team: .

+44 (0)20 7040 5000
pghealth@city.ac.uk

Postgraduate Courses Offices
School of Health
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

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