University of West London

University of West London

Advancing Practice (Midwifery)

This programme is aimed at all health and social care staff who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills as advanced practitioners and specifically within a substance misuse context.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree in midwifery; to be working as a midwife (usually at least 2 years full-time or equivalent), with a significant professional experience for advancing practice; applicants who do not have a 1st degree but possess substantial work experience are asked to complete a questionnaire and to present an essay/report; applicants whose 1st language is not English require either IELTS 6.5 or above including a minimum 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components, TOEFL internet-based test 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test.

Course modules

Modules include: role development; becoming an advanced practitioner; influences on women's experiences of childbirth; the context and background of midwifery as a profession; mental health and the childbearing woman; research methods; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Reading Campus Reading RG1 7QF South East

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University of West London
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