The postgraduate Midwifery Studies programme adopts a holistic approach to developing experienced registered midwives into skilled leaders of the profession.
The programme is designed to develop the skills in complex reasoning, critical thinking and analysis required to undertake these roles. The awards offer you the opportunity to apply knowledge to a range of clinical and professional situations through reflection and practice experience, supported by an experienced mentor. Learning and teaching is designed to equip you with skills in using a range of information, data, tools and techniques to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes as well as demonstrate impact and value.
MSc Midwifery Studies and its nested awards are designed to address current and future demands of midwifery practice services, including the recommendations from Midwifery 2020 (DoH 2010). The awards recognise the changing clinical environment and allow you to develop key advanced skills or those associated with service delivery and enhancement within the current social and economic climate.
Your programme of study and the collection of modules you may choose to study will contextualise your learning. Modules such as the research or work based project modules, for example, enable you to shape your own focus of study within the modules aims and learning outcomes by learning the principles being taught and applying them to your own professional/employment area.
There are a number of approaches to the manner in which modules are delivered and these include block attendance, study day attendance, distance learning and blended learning using face to face and on-line activities/ materials. When devising your study plan with your academic supervisor you will be informed regarding which delivery methods are utilised for which module and in which semester your chosen modules are being delivered.
The programme was written specifically for registered midwives, but shares modules throughout the Faculty of Health Studies and a multi-professional approach is used in teaching and learning.
To register for this MSc you must be registered with the NMC as a midwife, and also be in current employment in a midwifery capacity.
You should also normally have completed an undergraduate Honours degree or an Advanced Diploma course with a distinction and NMC registration.
If you are an unemployed new graduate, you may also be eligible for the programme.
English language requirements
IELTS at 6.5 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, 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.
What you will study
All module information is for 2023 entry, and is subject to change.
You must choose one of the following core modules to gain an award title containing 'Midwifery Studies'. You may choose more than one of the core modules if you choose.
- Trauma Informed Midwifery Care
- Systematic Examination of the Newborn
- Enhanced Maternal Care
- Leadership for Advanced Practitioners
- Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals
- Independent Study
- Independent Study
- Research Methods and Data Analysis (you must complete this module before studying 'Dissertation')
- Service Evaluation and Improvement
Fees, finance and scholarships
Tuition fee 2023
- 10 credits: £598
- 20 credits: £1,194
- 30 credits: £1,794
- 40 credits: £2,388
- Dissertation modules (if applicable): £2,584
There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student. Though these are not essential to your programme of study you need to be aware of them as a student of the University. A list of the sort of costs you might expect can be found on our fees and finance section.
See our fees and financial support section.
Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship. For full details, visit our scholarships section.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careerswebsite.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.