Midwifery Practice is designed for midwives who wish to undertake part-time postgraduate study preparing them for senior positions in practice, management, research, education, or as a consultant midwife.
You will benefit from partnership teaching and support from our practitioner academics, who are all registered midwives, and strong links with employing NHS trust.
Our established reputation and strong partnerships have enhanced our involvement in local, national and global healthcare initiatives; including our recent partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, as well as our Care and Compassion initiative, which has been recently shortlisted for a prestigious Times Higher Education award, and aims to improve the attitudes and practices in patient care.
This course aims to:
Choose from a range of optional modules and tailor your learning relevant to your career interests.
Duration: Three-six years part-time
Attendance: Wednesday pm, three–four hours per week for 10 - 12 weeks per semester
Start date: September 2014
You may be required to attend an interview for non-standard qualifications. If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and during the course if you need it.
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NHS East Midlands employees may be eligible for funding from Health Education East Midlands and should check with their line manager/trust authorised signatory. Employees from the private, voluntary and independent sector may also be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
There are no exams. Continuous assessment is by clinical learning outcomes, assignments, seminars, presentations and case studies.
You will be guided to develop a self-directed approach to learning which is required throughout the course.
You can expect to study a range of modules including:
Midwifery Practice is delivered by a team of highly experienced academics and professionals. A number of these are both lecturers and researchers in midwifery.
Tina Harris has developed a national reputation in her research work on third stage practice.
Rosemary Garratt| is currently undertaking research with independent midwives and is also a supervisor of midwives, and Fran Mills| is undertaking research on emotional intelligence in midwifery work.
The Midwifery MSc supports your development in clinical practice and may facilitate career progression to more senior posts within NHS trusts or within higher education institutions.
Those working in the NHS may be eligible for funding from the Education Commission Unit of the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority.
UKPASS is the postgraduate equivalent of UCAS and gives you a simple and efficient way to apply online. It allows you to search for a course and guides you through the application process. Using UKPASS you can apply for up to ten courses for free.
You can create your application in your own time, so you can consider, research and complete each section at your own speed. You can track your applications as they progress, and can also receive and reply to offers online. Apply online with UKPASS|
You will need to attach qualification transcripts, references and evidence of English language (if you are an overseas student) with your UKPass application. If these documents are not attached to your original application, this will delay the process of your application.
International students can also apply directly to DMU using our online applications portal|.
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