Advanced Clinical Practice (Midwifery) MSc



About the course

If you are a registered midwife and ready to take your career to the next level, then this course give you the skills to become an advanced practitioner who can lead, innovate and enhance healthcare within and outside the hospital environment.

This master’s course covers all areas of your practice (clinical, managerial, education and control centres) and uses your current work and development needs to build on your existing skills and experience.

You will be taught by a course team of experienced health professionals who will support you through any concerns you may have about returning to study.

To be eligible for this course you must be already working as a UK-registered healthcare professional in your chosen discipline (and remain so for the duration of the course).





Advanced Clinical Practice (Midwifery) - MSc - University Square Campus, Luton

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  • Course level - Postgraduate
  • UCAS Code -
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Feb,Oct
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time day
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Why choose this course?

  • Study key areas such as understanding advanced midwifery practice in today’s profession, understanding the opportunities of the workplace and how health professionals challenge and lead change.
  • Explore key areas such as mentorship, people management, patient safety and resilience, as well as clinical and theoretical practice.
  • Gain sound knowledge and experience in a range of areas enabling you to progress to more senior roles and be recognised as a well-grounded and capable individual, with this potential supported by postgraduate qualification, experience and continued development.
  • Develop critical thinking skills through learning how to evaluate and present evidence from a range of sources within your area of practice.
  • Acquire specialist expertise as an autonomous learner, undertaking a research project that will contribute to advancing your practice.
  • Benefit from a course developed by experienced health professionals who will prepare you for your return to study and support you to operate at an advanced level.

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Areas of study may include:

  • Concepts of advanced practice
  • Advanced practice within the workplace
  • Developing clinical and theoretical practice
  • Mentorship
  • Patient safety and resilience
  • People management

How will I be assessed?

Each course unit is designed to help you to develop your midwifery related skills in ways which are directly relevant to your interests or workplace. The overarching course assessment strategy is designed to assist you in identifying, reflecting on and meeting your own learning needs. Where appropriate the unit assessments provide the flexibility for you to choose to investigate a contemporary issue.

The assessments will include a range of approaches:

  • Portfolio of learning
  • Skills logs
  • Reflective accounts
  • Presentations
  • Essays
  • Journal and report writing
  • Clinical examinations
  • Dissertation or Service Improvement projects
  • Role play

Entry requirements

  • You need to fulfil these criteria:

  • a. Be a midwife registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • b. Have a degree (grade 2:2 or higher) or equivalent professional experience.
  • c. Currently be employed with a health or social care provider within a midwifery role.
  • d. It is essential that students remain in practice throughout this course and can provide a signed letter of support from their employer confirming that they can provide the skills development and support required for this course.
  • Sponsored applicants who meet the above entry criteria will be interviewed by their employer and if successful and they met the criteria for entry then their details will be forwarded to the University Admissions Department for registration.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and funding

UK/EU

See UK/EU Postgraduate students for full information on fees and funding.

International

A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See Fees and Funding for International Students for full information.

Facilities

Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is funky and functional. It brings together all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof.

The Campus Centre building is connected to the rest of the University and the first floor acts as a one-stop shop for all students services.

Designed for work as well as play, the Campus Centre incorporates relaxed learning zones with Wi-Fi access.

It also features the Students' Union support services and executive offices alongside places to eat

Accommodation at Luton

Our contemporary en-suite accommodation features 852 fully-furnished flats, just part of our accommodation offering of more than 1,500 study rooms.

This exciting new facility includes:

  • state-of-the-art IT and AV equipment
  • informal and quiet learning spaces
  • two Harvard-style lecture theatres
  • a student lounge and cafe

Luton campus is home to the following departments:

  • Business
  • Media, Art and Design
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Whatever degree you choose the facilities will be first class:

  • New facilities in the Computing and Media departments
  • Business facilities including pioneering Business Pods and a Law Moot Court
  • Dedicated laboratories for psychology, sport and exercise science, biomedical science and forensics
  • Multi-camera HDTV and radio studios
  • Art and design studios

Town centre location

The Luton campus is right in the centre of town next to a large shopping mall and within easy walking distance of the student halls, train and bus stations.

Directions to Luton campus

Luton is the largest town in Bedfordshire and is approximately 50km north of London.

It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe, and central London is only a 30-minute train journey away.

Luton is has excellent transport links to other cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Milton Keynes. London Luton Airport is located just 2.5km from the Luton campus.

How to Apply

  • UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

  • EU students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or apply online

  • International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country.

    You can also apply online

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