Develop your knowledge and skills to an advanced level with our challenging Masters degree in Higher Midwifery Practice. Study in Chelmsford or by distance learning.
"As a distance learning student, I found the content of the sessions easy to navigate and visually stimulating with a mixture of written text, videos and links to essential reading and research texts that were all very engaging."
Ali, MSc Advanced Midwifery Practice student
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Here at ARU we have a track record for innovative midwifery training. If you’re a midwife looking to refine your skills and quickly apply them to your practice, our Higher Midwifery Practice MSc is for you.
As a postgraduate student, you’ll learn to assess the individual needs of women and how to plan, implement and evaluate care that meets the need of mother, baby and family alike.
You’ll also recognise and respond to facts that affect the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of mothers and babies while developing essential problem solving skills.
With concerns about rising rates of intervention, you’ll be encouraged to explore how to promote normality during childbirth and how to care for vulnerable women with complex needs, with the aim of reducing intervention.
Alongside this focus on childbirth, we offer a range of optional modules that give you the chance to explore areas such as maternal mental health, safeguarding, and non-medical prescribing in more depth. Or, if you're a UK student studying by blended learning (a mix of campus-based and online sessions), you can choose to take an optional module in Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) and graduate with an additional qualification as a NIPE practitioner.
Whether you choose to study by blended or distance learning, you’ll be supported by a team of expert tutors, who are all experienced midwives themselves.
Completing this course will enhance your career options. It could prepare you for a move into leadership positions in clinical settings, management or teaching. Or, if your interests lie in further study, it’s an ideal grounding for a postgraduate research degree, such as our professional doctorate.
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Completing our MSc Higher Midwifery Practice gives you the potential to move into leadership positions in clinical settings, or follow a career in the fields of management, research and teaching.
If you choose to learn on campus, you’ll also have the option to complete the course with an additional qualification as a Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) practitioner.
Whichever path interests you most, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to become an innovative, forward-thinking practitioner, able to effect change in healthcare planning, delivery and education.
"The key to being a midwife and assisting with mental health issues is building the connection with the women who might not openly discuss an issue, then assisting them along the journey to recovery."Amber
Midwifery studentRead Amber’s blog on midwifery and mental health support
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