The MSc Midwifery programme will enable you to build on your existing skills as an adult nurse, and develop professional competency as a midwife. You will graduate with a Masters in Midwifery and you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Midwife. Midwifery is a rewarding, dynamic and highly skilled profession. This course will equip students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to deliver woman-centred, compassionate, safe and effective care. You will have the opportunity to learn in our new state-of-the-art Simulation Centre and complete practice placements in a range of settings. Our personal tutor system for student support is very well regarded, and we were awarded the Best Student Experience award in the 2021 Student Nursing Times Awards. This programme has been co-designed with all relevant stakeholders including maternity service users and carers, midwifery students and practice partners to ensure adequate preparation for midwifery practice on completion. The programme will ensure you meet all requirements for registration as a midwife on successful completion including systematic examination of the newborn. The course is taught by experts in Midwifery who will support you in becoming a caring, autonomous and evidence based practitioner incorporating leadership skills and working in partnership with women, families, and communities. Our focus on interdisciplinary learning throughout the two year course will enrich your experience and help prepare you for professional practice. This programme is funded by the Department of Health in N Ireland. To be eligible for a place applicants must be employed as an Adult Nurse within N Ireland. Students are allocated to a HSC Trust for the duration of the programme and are paid a Band 5 Salary as an employee of that Trust. If you have previously commenced or completed a DoH paid place/bursary for a pre-registration nursing, midwifery or AHP course in Northern Ireland you will not be eligible for a funded place on this programme. In 2022 we are unable to offer this programme to students who are not eligible for a funded place, which will include GB and overseas students. We are awaiting confirmation of whether EU students can access a funded place. Closing date for applications: 1st November 2022, 5.00pm. Successful students will graduate with a Masters and will be eligible to register with the NMC as a midwife.
MSc Award
Full-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

All applicants must hold a Bachelor (Honours) degree in Adult Nursing of 2.1 standard, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants with a Bachelor (Honours) degree in Adult Nursing of 2.2 standard, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

All applicants must provide evidence of their registration as an adult nurse within the NMC.

All applicants must have at least 6 months' post-registration experience as a nurse.

Applicants should provide details of two referees as part of their application. Where possible, applicants should provide one educational and one employment referee. However, if this is not possible, two employment referees would be acceptable. Two satisfactory references are required as part of the application process.

Closing date for applications: 1st November 2022, 5.00pm.

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