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MSc Midwifery (Shortened Programme)



2024 - 2025


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Entry requirements

This course is open to adult nurses on the Nursing and Midwifery Council professional register with evidence of at least 12 months experience working as an adult nurse, with:

  • an Honours degree in Adult Nursing with a classification of 2:2 or above
  • an Advanced Diploma in Nursing with evidence of professional practice 


  • Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) and Occupational Health clearance are requirements for entry to the course. These are undertaken by the University of Bradford.
  • Three GCSEs or equivalent at Level 2 in Mathematics, English Language or Literature, and a science subject
  • Please see the English Language requirements below

Interview and selection process

Applications for the course will be made through the individual regional partner NHS Trusts via NHS Jobs.

If you are shortlisted for this course, you will be invited to attend a joint interview with an academic member of staff from the University of Bradford and a member of staff from the NHS Trust you've applied for.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (no sub-test lower than 7.0), or equivalent is required for those for whom English is not their first language.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, and you have a UKVI approved IELTS, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Learning and assessment

This programme provides an opportunity for you to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the NMC (2023) Standards of Proficiency for Midwives.

You will be supported to develop enhanced leadership qualities, advocacy skills and research skills, through a spiralled curriculum, enabling you to become a change agent of the future.

Our vibrant and inclusive learning community will support you as you journey towards a career in midwifery, with the ability to make a positive difference in the midwifery world.

You will have the opportunity to study alongside the 3-year pre-registration BSc (Hons) Midwifery and MSc Midwifery programmes.

Learning and teaching strategy

This is a blended learning programme, consisting of:

  • 80% online study
  • 20% face-to-face on-campus study

Over the 2-year course of the programme, you will be supported to meet the NMC requirement of 1800 theoretical hours.

Learning and teaching will be facilitated through blended learning methods to provide a flexible and interactive student learning experience.

Our inclusive teaching and learning environment is designed to suit diverse learning needs and includes:

  • digital technologies
  • clinical skills simulation
  • case studies
  • workshops
  • online discussion groups
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • independent and directed study

Clinical placements

Over the 2-year course of the programme, you will be supported to meet the NMC requirement of 1800 clinical hours in practice. You'll have a planned 25 weeks of placement each year to meet the required 1800 clinical hours.

You will work alongside clinical practice supervisors to achieve your proficiencies and will be allocated a practice assessor and academic assessor to assess your progression through each stage of the programme.


The assessment strategy is designed to support you with a diverse range of learning needs.

There is a variety of assessment methods to suit different student learning styles, including:

  • visual presentations
  • OSCEs
  • VIVAs
  • written assignments and examinations
  • e-portfolio of learning
  • MCQs

Study support

You will be supported to achieve your potential through the excellent academic and pastoral support of our staff who are passionate about their roles as educators.

Our timetable is designed to support you to succeed in your studies and plan to meet the demands of academic work, clinical placements, home life, caring responsibilities and social lives which are all important for wellbeing.


You will be supported in your learning by staff who are research active and research informed in their teaching.

The Faculty of Health Studies has developed close links with the DHEZ and Wolfson CAHR which enables research development and innovation opportunities.

The Born in Bradford study has close links with the University and our placement providers which adds additional local research focus for our students.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.