University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire


The course combines multiple routes that lead to qualifications enabling students to practice at higher levels as consultant midwives, clinicians, managers or teachers (UK as well as overseas); the course meets Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements for midwife teachers (dependent on modules undertaken); all course material can be applied to different cultural needs of parturient women.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a degree in a health related subject obtained within the last 10 years. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may be considered for entry to the programme if they can demonstrate their ability to engage in study at this level through accreditation of previous learning and experience. All students must have sufficient competency in English language equal to IELTS 6.5 to study for the proposed award. Where the medium of instruction and assessment of a student's previous study is English then they may be deemed to have demonstrated English competency without a specific test. The university reserves the right to request evidence of proficiency through testing. Applicants must be a qualified midwife. If applying for the education route (UK): A minimum of 3 years full-time experience (or equivalent part-time) in midwifery practice during the last 10 Years and acquired mentorship programme.

Assessment methods

Assessments are varied, involving practical work based assessment in some modules and standard essays in others, as well as more student centred assessment such as seminars and presentations.

Sponsorship information

Bursary available for previous students of UCLAN leading to a 20 per cent discount.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 500 per Module (home fees) 5 years
MSc Distance learning - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West
Distance-learning / e-learning

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01772 892400