The insight you’ll get from your lecturers will encourage you to think strategically. We want to build you into a future leader and our modules are designed to develop all aspects of your work. As well as practical sessions featuring simulation, you’ll learn about the ethical, cultural, and political contexts of practice.
The course is suitable for people from a range of backgrounds. You can tailor the content to suit your career goals by choosing from our optional modules. Subjects could include anything from implementation and improvement science to psychosocial and spiritual care.
Whether you want to move into a senior leadership role, or you’re looking for ways to improve your own practice, this course can help you take your career to a new level.
There are three options possible for this degree. You can complete 60 credits for a PG Certificate, 120 credits for a PG Diploma, or 180 credits for the MSc. In some cases you can change your mind during the course – but it’s best to ask us before you apply if you’re not sure which option to choose.
All three pathways have modules designed specifically for maternity and newborn healthcare – Optimising Birth for Mothers & their Newborns, and Managing Challenges in the Newborn Period. If you choose to take the MSc, you’ll also study a topic in real depth for your dissertation.
This course is for healthcare professionals who currently work in the field of maternal and newborn healthcare who wish to study the ethical, cultural, political, and international contexts in which maternal and newborn healthcare is provided.
For further information about our postgraduate opportunities, please visit our Faculty Postgraduate Study handbook here
Course format and assessment
Your assessments will vary depending on whether you choose the PG Certificate, PG Diploma, or MSc. Different modules have different assessment methods. If you choose to take the MSc, you’ll complete a dissertation as your final assessment.
The course involves a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and project supervision. A significant amount of your time will be developing your skills through independent study. This includes preparing for lectures, reading around your subject, and working on your dissertation.
Each year, you’ll spend around 150 hours with tutors and lectures, and around 450 hours studying by yourself.
Throughout your course you’ll receive regular support. As well as the programme lead, you’ll be assigned a personal tutor. Each module has additional support available from the module team too.
You are expected to undertake 5-10 hours of self-study per week. This may vary depending on the recommended reading lists discussed in the teaching sessions and assessment deadlines.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
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