Midwifery with Leadership MSci
Midwifery has to be one of the most rewarding jobs imaginable. 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.
UK fee £9,250
UCAS code B720
International fee £25,900
Institute code L34
Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Accredited as a Baby Friendly University by UNICEF UK
Students on this course are eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund
Teaching and learning
University teaching balances a mixture of online learning and campus based lectures (flipped classroom), clinical skills teaching and inter-professional group learning opportunities (alongside other healthcare students), therefore building your professional knowledge, skills and attitudes over the four years.
The four leadership modules, which are an integrated component of the programme, will enable you to develop your own leadership knowledge and skills. As part of the leadership modules, you will develop a leadership portfolio that will be part of your long-term career map - underpinning 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.
We have fully embraced the rapidly changing field of digital technology, both in its application to teaching but also to the provision of holistic personalised maternal and neonatal care. In the first year you will be given an iPad. Lecture and group work material is delivered directly onto these iPads enabling you to annotate during sessions. Content can also be rapidly revised and updated, and the iPad can support you to organise your own self-directed study.
Fifty percent of the course will be based in midwifery placements, building your professional knowledge, skills and attitudes over the four years. During these placements, you will develop how to act professionally, exercise personal responsibility and make decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances. A system of personal development planning and reflective practice will support you in developing these skills.
Upon successful completion of the NMC and University requirements, you will not only become a registered midwife, but also an ambassador for midwifery, and the MSci Midwifery with Leadership degree undertaken at the University of Leicester.
As an alumnus, you will be encouraged to contribute to the ongoing work in education and scholarship at the University.
Midwifery education may sometimes be challenging or emotionally demanding, which is why we have developed strong support networks for all of our students. Peer support is really important, and you will be allocated to a Buddy group, so you are able to gain advice and learn from more senior peers, as well as have the opportunity to join a mentoring programme. You will receive mid-placement visits and personal tutorials from your own personal tutor who will support you through the duration of the 4-year programme.
Mature student, Jess, talks about her reasons for studying at Leicester
“…I made the choice based on the annual leave supporting childcare, as I had an 11-month-old and a 2-year-old at the time and the University was supportive of breastfeeding. I found it helpful that there was a mature student support network and a physical space on campus for mature students which I was keen to access. I was keen to work towards a master’s degree as I had previously undertaken a degree and wanted the challenge”.
Midwifery with Leadership Society (MidSoc)
The University of Leicester Midwifery with Leadership Society (MidSoc) is an organisation that is supported by the Student Union and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). It is run by a group of enthusiastic student midwives who provide a supportive environment, bringing members together across all four years of the programme. They arrange educational conferences, fund raiser for local charities and organise some pretty great social events too, including a summer ball!