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MSc Higher Midwifery Practice

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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

Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

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.

Course options

Course options

The 1-year full-time and 2-year part-time versions of this course are offered by blended learning: a mixture of campus-based sessions in Chelmsford and online learning. You can also choose to study this course by distance learning.

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Outstanding student support

As a postgraduate student at ARU, you'll benefit from:

  • award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • registered, practising tutors and lecturers who’ll make sure you’re being taught the latest techniques and give you the support you need to succeed
  • full use of our IT and library facilities, with library resources accessible 24/7 online
  • support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more
  • the opportunity to learn in our purpose-built simulated wards if you study our Care of the Critically Unwell Woman, Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE), or Contemporary UK Healthcare Practice module on campus.


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."


Midwifery student

Read Amber’s blog on midwifery and mental health support

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