The MSc in Midwifery is a programme leading to registration for graduates with a first degree. On successful completion of the midwifery master's programme, you will be entered onto the midwifery register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of the United Kingdom.
Midwives are the primary healthcare professionals in normal pregnancy and childbirth: they provide health and parent education, carry out antenatal and post-natal assessments, and support mothers and families through pregnancy and after the birth. They also provide care during labour and birth in a variety of settings, including home birth.
The following midwifery courses are offered:
A three year MSc midwifery programme for those with an honours degree at first or 2:1 plus Biology or Human Biology A Level at grade B or above, but with no previous health care experience;
A 21 month post experience masters degree for adult nurses registered with the NMC who have an honours degree at 2:1 or above.
The practice and educational content of the course is the same as the BSc course; however, assessment will be at master's level. This will enhance development of critical thinking skills which will prepare students for further postgraduate studies. In addition, Midwifery MSc students will have the opportunity to undertake primary research for their dissertation.
During Year 1, you will undertake level 6 modules, and level 7 modules for Years 2 and 3. You may be able to enter directly into Year 2 if you already hold an honours degree qualification in Adult Nursing.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be a fully qualified midwife and eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
We offer a friendly and stimulating learning environment; we consistently receive high satisfaction ratings for our student support and learning resources in student surveys. We have excellent teaching facilities, dedicated clinical skills suites and simulation resources, which include a well equipped movement laboratory, a family of computerized simulation manikins (including a simman, simbaby and birthing mother), an extensive range of anatomy models and fully networked computer rooms.
At Oxford Brookes, no professional group works in isolation. We teach a wide range of pre-qualification and foundation courses including health and social care, all branches of nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, osteopathy, operating department practice, paramedic emergency care, and social work. You will share your learning with these other health care students. This is a key component of the course as it is essential to developing your teamwork skills and your understanding of the other roles you will encounter in practice.
We have excellent library resources, accessible both through the web and through a range of locally based facilities on university and NHS sites.
Information technology plays an important role in health care courses and a very extensive range of learning resources can be accessed through ‘Brookes Virtual’, an online repository of lectures, handouts, information and learning exercises.
International Student Requirements:
All non-UK midwifery applicants are required to have an overall IELTS score of 7.0 or above.