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Midwifery MSc

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This is a dissertation only course. Our Midwifery MSc could really improve your chances of progressing from working as a midwife to a matron or specialist role. Building on the skills and knowledge from a PG Diploma in Midwifery, you can now apply these to a completing a dissertation. You’ll have the opportunity to influence an area of current practice, using the latest clinical evidence to suggest changes to improve the quality of a service. As you’ll choose your own dissertation option, you can focus on an area you’re passionate about. During this programme you’ll develop your critical thinking and analytical skills while learning how to use new research to support your clinical role.

Key benefits

  • We're the number one nursing faculty in the UK and 2nd in the world (2019 QS World University Subject Rankings)
  • Internationally renowned clinicians and academics providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience in a multi-faculty environment.
  • You'll develop the skills you need to take your career to the next level
  • Access to extracurricular seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world.

An MSc could really improve your chances of progressing from working as a midwife to a matron or specialist role. Building on the skills and knowledge from your PG Diploma in Midwifery, you can now apply these to a completing a dissertation. You’ll have the opportunity to influence an area of current practice, using the latest clinical evidence to suggest changes to improve the quality of a service. As you’ll choose your own dissertation option, you can focus on an area you’re passionate about.

Course Aims

  • During this programme you’ll develop your critical thinking and analytical skills while learning how to use new research to support your clinical role.
  • The disseration is the only module on this course. It’s an opportunity to compare a current process with the guidelines and new evidence in this area to improve a service.
  • This course builds on what you’ve learned during your PG Diploma in Midwifery, giving you the chance to put your skills into practice on a project you’re passionate about.

Base campus

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

This course is project based and predominantly involves self study. You’ll be assigned an experienced supervisor who will support you and provide feedback as you draft your dissertation and provide feedback.

You’ll have monthly meetings with your supervisor. These can be face-to-face, or via Skype or phone if you’re not based in London.

Although you may need to travel to London during your course to access the library or other facilities, all of our core texts and articles are available online.

Learning outcomes

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Assessment

  • Dissertation

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Dissertation (60 Credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A completed MSc will indicate employers that you have the abilities and characteristics required of midwives working in more advanced positions. As such, some graduates move on to senior midwifery roles, while others pursue a clinical-academic career.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Part time: £3,680 per year (2022/23)

International:

Part time: £8,220 per year (2022/23)

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22. These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.

  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Staff from contracted Trusts are eligible to have their study funded, subject to agreement by their manager. Students not sponsored by their employer may wish to pursue other sources of funding. Some scholarships may be available. Prospective students may also wish to consult the Directory of Grant-making Trusts and Charities (available in local libraries). 

Funding

An MSc could really improve your chances of progressing from working as a midwife to a matron or specialist role. Building on the skills and knowledge from your PG Diploma in Midwifery, you can now apply these to a completing a dissertation. You’ll have the opportunity to influence an area of current practice, using the latest clinical evidence to suggest changes to improve the quality of a service. As you’ll choose your own dissertation option, you can focus on an area you’re passionate about.

Course Aims

  • During this programme you’ll develop your critical thinking and analytical skills while learning how to use new research to support your clinical role.
  • The disseration is the only module on this course. It’s an opportunity to compare a current process with the guidelines and new evidence in this area to improve a service.
  • This course builds on what you’ve learned during your PG Diploma in Midwifery, giving you the chance to put your skills into practice on a project you’re passionate about.

Base campus

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Loading...

Teaching methods - what to expect

This course is project based and predominantly involves self study. You’ll be assigned an experienced supervisor who will support you and provide feedback as you draft your dissertation and provide feedback.

You’ll have monthly meetings with your supervisor. These can be face-to-face, or via Skype or phone if you’re not based in London.

Although you may need to travel to London during your course to access the library or other facilities, all of our core texts and articles are available online.

Learning outcomes

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Assessment

  • Dissertation

Structure

Required modules

You are required to take:

Dissertation (60 Credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A completed MSc will indicate employers that you have the abilities and characteristics required of midwives working in more advanced positions. As such, some graduates move on to senior midwifery roles, while others pursue a clinical-academic career.

Tuition Fees

UK:

Part time: £3,680 per year (2022/23)

International:

Part time: £8,220 per year (2022/23)

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22. These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March, payment is due by 25 April 2022.

  • If you receive an offer between 1 April and 30 June, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer between 1 July and 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days of receiving the offer

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Staff from contracted Trusts are eligible to have their study funded, subject to agreement by their manager. Students not sponsored by their employer may wish to pursue other sources of funding. Some scholarships may be available. Prospective students may also wish to consult the Directory of Grant-making Trusts and Charities (available in local libraries). 

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