Advanced Practice (Midwifery) (PG Dip)

City, University of London

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The award
PG Dip

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 3500 per year

How you will study

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International course fees
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About Advanced Practice (Midwifery) at City, University of London

This course gives registered midwives the opportunity to build upon their existing specialist knowledge and skills, widening their career opportunities.

Who is it for?

The course is designed for qualified midwives looking to advance into senior, advanced and educational posts within the midwifery profession, where a Masters qualification is often desired.

Completing an Advanced Practice (Midwifery) MSc at City, University of London will not only demonstrate your ambition and aptitude for learning, it will increase your chances of success in your chosen career progression. Furthermore, our uniquely flexible programme provides you with the opportunity to tailor your learning to your unique learning needs and interests.


City's Advanced Practice (Midwifery) MSc is a natural progression from your preregistration Midwifery education as it provides you with the opportunity to build upon your specialist knowledge and skills in a way that will widen your career opportunities.

Our programme offers an exciting and flexible learning environment where compulsory modules are kept to a minimum. This means that you can choose some of your modules from a wide range optional modules, building a unique and challenging learning programme tailored to your individual development needs and interests.

The Masters programme offers teaching in the latest theoretical and clinical developments by academics belonging to the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research who carry out leading world class research aimed at improving the health and care of women, children, families and communities.

In the programme's core modules you will gain a solid foundation of research skills and applied data analysis to support and extend your role as an evidence-based practitioner.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in midwifery.

Applicants without a degree may be considered on the basis of professional experience.

Applicants should have at least one year's experience as a practising and registered.

English requirements

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required:

  • A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by City as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA
  • IELTS: 7.0
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 72.

Due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

January 2018

Applications for this programme should be completed online. The application process includes the following:

  • An electronic application form
  • A personal statement explain why you wish to study on this programme
  • Provision of contact details for academic and personal reference.

If you have any enquiries please contact the Programmes Office:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 5000

Postgraduate Courses Offices
School of Health
City, University of London
Northampton Square

Teaching and learning

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including institution-based taught modules, e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. Students will learn in large and small multidisciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning.

A variety of assessment methods are used to assess the course learning outcomes. The choice of assessment method will be influenced by the focus and learning outcomes of the modules. Assessment strategies include coursework, examinations, reports, seminar presentations, skills schedules and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs).


The programme is taught using a variety of learning techniques.  These vary depending upon the modules and will include:

  • Key note lectures
  • Computer lab workshops
  • Small discussion groups
  • Virtual discussion groups
  • On-line learning materials including films, reading, interactive quizzes and
  • Independent guided study

The time you spend in each of these activites will vary.  You will be allocated one hour's learning activity per academic credit.  This time will include assessment preparation time.

Core multidisciplinary modules

Core discipline specific modules

Elective modules

You may choose two 15 credit elective modules to study.

  • Innovation in Maternity Care: Group Antenatal Care APM026 (15 credits)
  • Physical Assessment -Neonates and Infants APM010 (15 credits)
  • Critical Thinking & Diagnostic Reasoning-Neonates APM011 (15 credits)
  • Leadership for Practice and Service Delivery NMM015 (15 credits)
  • Education in the Workplace CHM002 (15 credits)
  • Enhancing Critical Care Skills for Midwifery Practice APM021 (15 credits)
  • Health Promotion NMM709 (15 credits)
  • Psychology at Work NMM049 (15 credits)
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care APM003 (15 credits)
  • Pathophysiological Principles for Advanced Practice APM022 (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Mental Health APM006 (15 credits)
  • Health Policy in Britain HPM003 (15 credits)
  • Politics, Power and the Health Policy Process HPM001 (15 credits)
  • International Health Systems HPM004 (15 credits)
  • Economics of Health Care HPM006 (15 credits)
  • Quality Management & Action Evaluation of Health Programmes HMM006 (15 credits)
  • Health Innovation and Change HMM008 (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology PHM001 (15 credits)
  • Social Determinants of Health PHM004 (15 credits)
  • Global Health PHM003 (15 credits)
  • Medicines Management NMM024 (15 credits)
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care APM003 (15 credits)
  • Advanced Research Methods HRM002 (15 credits)
  • Advanced Data Analysis HRM003 (15 credits)

Download the relevant programme specification

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course


Full-time: £7,500

Part-time: £3,750 per year


Full-time: £15,000

Part-time: £7,500 per year

More about fees

  • Postgraduate Certificate
    Part-time: £3,500 (total cost)
  • Postgraduate Diploma
    Full-time: £7,000
  • Postgraduate Diploma
    Part-time: £3,500 (per year)

The normal period of registration for a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation) or two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Diploma is one year's taught programme for full-time students or two years' taught programme for part-time students.

The normal period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is one year's taught programme for part-time students. Postgraduate Certificates are not offered on a full-time basis. The maximum period of registration for a Postgraduate Certificate is two years.


Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.


The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January.

MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Midwifery)

Programme Director Dr. Mandie Scamell introduces City's MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Midwifery) programme designed for qualified midwives looking to advance into senior, advanced and educational posts within the midwifery profession.

Academic facilities

Our specialist Clinical Skills Centre at our Northampton Square Campus has been designed to give students a safe environment in which to practise their clinical and caring skills.

We have a range of specialist equipment that is used to simulate birthing situations from normal to emergency, to enable you to develop the skills you need no-matter the birthing situation you are supporting.

You will have access to a simulated 6-bedded high dependency unit (HDU) with realistic equipment including piped oxygen, call bells, medicines and emergency equipment; laboratories, including a biology laboratory, allow students to rehearse their skills in preparation for practice in a range of placements, including clinics and women's homes.

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