Previous MSc Midwifery programmes have enabled individual midwives and maternity nurses from across the globe to develop their careers, for example as clinical managers, consultant midwives, university lecturers, practice development midwives, researchers, and specialist clinical midwives. Also, more and more of our students decide to continue their education by studying for a PhD in Midwifery.
The MSc Midwifery Studies, Maternal and Newborn Health is aimed at midwives and maternity nurses working in the National Health Service and other maternity care systems in the EU and across the globe. As such, the content is designed to put you at the cutting edge of thinking, research and practice in the area of maternity care, with a view to accelerating your career progression and prospects.
The MSc Midwifery Studies, Maternal and Newborn Health enables midwives and maternity nurses to advance their careers and operate at senior levels be it in clinical practice, higher education, management or research, with graduates securing posts as clinical managers, consultant midwives, lecturers, practice development midwives, research midwives and specialist midwives.
This course also provides an excellent foundation for future study at PhD level. Midwives and maternity nurses will be required to attain a final degree classification of at least a merit in order to be eligible to apply for this higher level of study.
Average starting salary and career progression
100% of postgraduates from the School of Health Sciences secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The median starting salary was £32,000*
* Known destinations of full-time UK postgraduates who were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for NHS trusts (such as clinical specialists, advanced practitioners, modern matrons), universities (such as lecturers and senior academics, lecturer practitioners, researchers) and in private practice.
Careers support and advice
We offer individual careers support for all postgraduate students whatever your course, mode of study or future career plans.
You can access our Careers and Employability Service during your studies and after you graduate. Expert staff will help you research career options and job vacancies, build your CV or résumé, develop your interview skills and meet employers.
More than 1,500 employers advertise graduate jobs and internships through our online vacancy service. We host regular careers fairs, including specialist fairs for different sectors.