Midwifery with Leadership MSci, 4 years

Start date:

2020
2021

Course information

UK/EU fee £9,250

UCAS code B720

International fee £21,515

Institute code L34

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

School of Allied Health Professions 

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 field of maternity and healthcare.

Course description

Course description

Important: The precise content of this course is subject to approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in 2020, when the 2019 NMC standards will be implemented, and may change slightly to accommodate this. Details on this page describe the course as studied by the intake of students who started in September 2019.

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 health 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/5. Functional Skills not accepted as an equivalent to GCSE.
  • BTEC: DDD in Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care, Health Studies or Applied Science (including Medical or Forensic streams).
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass diploma with 30 points including grade 6 in HL Biology. Minimum of 4 in HL Maths, or 5 in SL Maths, or 6 in SL Maths Studies. Minimum of 5 in English at SL or HL.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Grades H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, which must include a science (from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Physics and Chemistry). Minimum of O3/H3 in English Language and Maths.
  • Access to HE: 30 credits at Distinction + 15 credits at Merit in a Healthcare or 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)

Selection procedure

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including academic achievement. Suitable applicants will be invited for a values based Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). 

Health Requirements

The interview process is undertaken without consideration of any health or special circumstances.  However, if you are made an offer and you accept, you will be required to complete a Health Screening Questionnaire. You may be contacted by the University's Occupational Health team if it is deemed appropriate.

Criminal Records Check (DBS)

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply and all convictions, including those which are spent, must be disclosed. This is in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. As part of the course entry requirements you must provide the university with an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The university will bear the cost for this and will provide successful applicants with details of how to obtain their DBS certificate prior to the start of the course.

Checks can take 4-6 weeks to complete, so please complete your application as soon as possible after you have received instructions from us, to make sure that you receive your DBS Certificate by the beginning of term. If you will not be in the country on or shortly after the results day, you can consider carrying out the DBS application early but bear in mind that if you do not achieve your required results you may not be given a place on the course.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 7.0 (a minimum score of at least 6.5 in writing and at least 7 in all other components): as required by the NMC regulatory body. We recommend that you complete your IELTS test before you apply.

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

Starting in 2020

Tuition fees for 2020/21 are yet to be confirmed. As an indication of what you might pay, the fees for students who started in 2019/20 were:

  • £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 2020

  • £21,515 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.

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Sustainable Development Goals

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This degree includes learning which relates to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

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Course structure

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Why Leicester?

Our course is the only pre-registration midwifery Masters degree in the UK with an integrated leadership component.

We have outstanding facilities. Our new £42 million George Davies Centre is a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly building that harnesses the very latest technology and resources, creating an outstanding learning environment for our healthcare students and facilitating inter-professional education.

Our Clinical Skills Unit offers high-tech simulated mannequins to enable you to practise procedures in a safe environment before having to perform them on service users.

All first year students are provided with iPads. Lecture and group work material is delivered directly onto the iPads, meaning content can be rapidly revised and updated and you can annotate it during sessions.

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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