Midwifery - Pre-Registration
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Our MSc in Midwifery (pre-registration) is for graduates with a first degree, leading to registration at master’s level.
You will have the opportunity to develop and refine your academic skills. This allows you to:
- critique and synthesise the best available evidence base which informs clinical midwifery
- identify areas to improve knowledge
- engage in undertaking research that aims to improve an aspect of care provision for women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.
Our lecturers are experienced in their specialist practice areas. They maintain excellent practice links with those areas locally and across the region.
You should have a deep understanding of the importance of woman-centeredness. Combined with excellent interpersonal skills and leadership potential.
A master’s degree in midwifery will provide you with a strong basis for a future career in clinical work. Alongside research, education, management, leadership or consultancy.
How to apply
International applicants will need to apply early to allow enough time for obtaining visas.
If you are offered a place you may be asked to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure a place on the course. Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.
All Oxford Brookes University Health and Social Care Programmes conduct Value Based Recruitment (VBR).
We recognise that values and attitudes have the greatest impact on the quality of people's care and their experiences.
VBR is a way of helping our Programme recruitment teams to assess the values, motives and attitudes of those who wish to work with people in health and social care settings. When we refer to values we mean, for example, the values included in the NHS constitution.
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Questions about fees?
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year, your fees will increase each year.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
Financial support and scholarships
All eligible midwifery students on courses from September 2020 (new and continuing) will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. For more information please visit NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF).
Learning and assessment
This is a three year midwifery course aimed at those with a first class or 2:1 bachelors degree, plus Biology or Human Biology A level at grade B or above. Previous healthcare experience is desirable but not essential.
In Year 1 you will take level six modules.
In Years 2 and 3 you will study level seven modules.
The practice and educational content of the course is the same as the BSc course. But you will be assessed at master's level.
You will enhance your critical thinking skills, preparing you for further postgraduate studies. And you have the opportunity to carry out primary research as part of your dissertation.
Our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework. The module list may vary.
This course is currently approved by the NMC. Please note that this approval is subject to review and can be withdrawn at any time.
Our academic staff have extensive experience of NHS, clinical practice and general management at senior level. They also have a significant record of research and publications on a range of topics, including water birth and breastfeeding.
We have a strong research profile, with experienced researchers working in:
- maternal and women’s public health
- cancer care
- children and families
- drugs and alcohol
- physical rehabilitation and enablement
- interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
We have excellent library resources, accessible both online and through a range of locally based facilities on university and NHS sites.
After you graduate
Midwifery is an exciting and diverse career choice. As the main healthcare professionals for the pregnant mother and her family throughout the childbearing process, midwives play a fundamental role in providing care and advice during pregnancy and birth, and in the postnatal period. Midwives care for all women and their families during pregnancy, labour and the puerperium, liaising with other professionals as and when required, and are the lead professional for healthy women who experience a straightforward pregnancy.
All students graduating from our midwifery programs will be competent in the New Born Infant Physical Examinations (NIPE).
A master's degree in midwifery will provide a strong basis for a future career in research, education, management or consultancy. It is hoped that future graduates will influence midwifery practice in the UK and elsewhere.
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