Midwifery with Leadership MSci, 4 years

Start date:

2019

There aren’t too many jobs as rewarding as midwifery. But this four-year degree goes one step further. Alongside gaining core midwifery skills and experience, you’ll also discover what it takes to be a clinical and professional leader within the industry.

UCAS code
B720

Contact
+44 (0)116 252 2969 or 2985 or 2966
midwifery@le.ac.uk

School of Allied Health Professions 

Course description

Course description

The NHS needs midwives. Midwives work in a range of roles and settings which need effective leadership. Only one university offers a pre-registration midwifery Masters degree with an integrated leadership component - Leicester.

We have partnered with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) to deliver this course. This degree draws on more than 40 years of medical education as well as the expertise of our School of Allied Health Professions and our School of Business.

This degree puts leadership at the heart of the curriculum. Throughout your degree you will not only be mentored by experienced clinical midwives to learn the fundamental midwifery skills, but also by experienced leaders in the NHS and the wider midwifery profession.

You will spend over 50% of your time on placements working alongside experienced midwives and the multi-professional team. You will be supported in developing your knowledge, skills and professional values to become a safe, competent and confident midwife.

This Masters degree lasts four years, at the end of which there will be employment opportunities as a midwife in the local NHS.

Student Learning Contract

As part of the offer for a place on this course all students are required to agree to abide by the conditions of a Student Learning Contract (PDF) which you will be asked to sign during the induction week at the beginning of the course. This learning contract will apply to the entire duration of the course and the signed copy will be stored as a PDF on your University electronic record.

Download a prospectus (PDF, 6MB)

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • A-levels: ABB (should include one science from Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics). General Studies, Critical Thinking and Global Perspectives not accepted.
  • GCSE: Maths and English Language at grade B/6, plus a science subject at grade C/4.
  • BTEC: DDD in Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care, Health Studies or Applied Science (including Medical or Forensic streams).
  • International Baccalaureate: 30 points with 16 at Higher Level including grade 6 in Biology. Minimum of grade 5 Maths or 6 in Maths Studies at SL, 5 in English at SL (if GCSE requirement not met).
  • Access to HE: 30 credits at Distinction + 15 credits at Merit in Science based diploma. Content must include 15 credits in topics related to Human Biology/Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Graduate entry: Honours degree in a relevant subject at 2:1 (or international equivalent)

English Language Requirements

IELTS 7.0 (a minimum score of at least 7 in all areas): as required by the NMC regulatory body

International Qualifications

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

Starting in 2019

  • £9,250 in your first year. Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

International Students

Starting in 2019

  • £20,590 per year

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Accreditation

Accreditation

This programme has been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Accelerated career

At the end of the course you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a midwife.

Once you have successfully completed the course and displayed the NHS values and behaviours, there will be employment opportunities as a midwife in the local NHS.

When you complete our leadership programme, you will leave with a clear bespoke plan to accelerate your career in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Your NHS employer will support you in achieving these milestones for you to progress into a clinical leadership role if this is something you aspire to.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Related courses

Related courses

Course structure

Year 1

Year 1

Modules

  • Midwifery practice 1
  • Foundations of professional practice
  • Foundations of clinical leadership 1
  • Biological sciences applied to midwifery and neonatal care
  • Evidence-based practice 1
  • Social and psychological concepts of public health and social care

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 2

Year 2

Modules

  • Midwifery practice 2
  • Clinical leadership 2
  • Compassionate and safe midwifery and neonatal care
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Evidence-based practice 2
  • Newborn and infant physical examination
  • Complex health and social challenges in midwifery and neonatal care 

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 3

Year 3

Modules

  • Midwifery practice 3
  • Leadership 3
  • Pharmacology and medicines management applied to midwifery practice
  • Elective/internship for midwifery practice
  • Evidence-based practice 3
  • Maternal and neonatal emergencies

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Year 4

Year 4

Modules

  • Midwifery practice 4
  • Evidence applied to professional practice (dissertation/project/research)
  • Professional leadership 4
  • Promoting safe motherhood from a global perspective
  • Preparing for professional practice 

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and learning

In university-based teaching there is a balanced mixture of lectures, clinical skills teaching and inter-professional group work. At least 50% of the course will be based in maternity placements, building your professional knowledge, skills and attitudes over the four years. In each academic year there is an opportunity to learn alongside other healthcare students supported by experienced academic lecturer-practitioners and clinically qualified staff. Your iPad will support your learning throughout, including supporting you in organising your own self-directed study.

The four leadership modules that are an integrated component of the programme will enable you to develop your own leadership knowledge and skills facilitated by leadership learning sets. As part of the leadership modules, you will develop a leadership portfolio that will be part of your long-term career map, which will underpin your accelerated career trajectory. You will prepare for professional practice, focussing on the knowledge and skills required for lifelong learning and professional practice, including specific interview preparation, presentation skills and numeric skills.

You will develop the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility, and decision-making in complex and unpredictable circumstances. This will be fostered by reflection and the internalisation of professional values. A system of Personal Development Planning is essential to engage and support the student in developing these skills.

All modules ensure that students are able to function safely, competently and effectively in the core areas of midwifery practice immediately upon completion of the programme and successful professional registration with the NMC. The programme enables graduates to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to sustain their continuing professional development and lifelong learning throughout their careers.

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