Masters in Medicine & Health

Midwifery

Suggested Masters in Midwifery

M.Sc. Nursing and Midwifery Sciences

The 2nd cycle degree in Nursing and Obstetric Sciences trains professional nurses and obstetricians with in-depth healthcare and management skills in three macro-areas: "organisation and management", "research and innovation", "training and education".

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Midwifery Practice

This Midwifery Practice programme from University College Dublin aims to equip you to develop your knowledge and skills to critically examine and advance your own practice and decision-making, to grow your leadership capabilities, to build on your capacity to effectively interpret research findings in practice, and to design and implement initiatives in practice.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Midwifery Studies

Midwifery is an extremely rewarding career and yet there is a shortfall of qualified professionals to meet a growing demand. Our master degree offers partnerships with many of London's most prestigious NHS hospitals and leads to professional status as a registered midwife.

School of Health and Education
M.Sc. Midwifery

This course provides practising midwives and other health care professionals with the opportunity to explore and analyse the latest developments in midwifery knowledge and practice.

School of Health Care Professions

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Midwifery is a sub-field of the healthcare professions that deals with providing services for pregnant women, new mothers and their infants. Certified nurse-midwives are involved in prenatal and postnatal medical care, in counselling and offering support, and in preparing families for parenthood. Professional midwives usually work in public or private hospitals, small maternity units, birth centres, or are self-employed.

In order to practice midwifery, students have to complete at least an undergraduate degree in midwifery or in a related field. Academic learning involves a great amount of time spent in clinical practice. Most universities offer part-time study opportunities, and some institutions offer combined dual degrees (e.g. Nursing/Midwifery), or other paramedical studies. Midwifery courses are divided between academic lectures and practical training. Besides specific medical knowledge and an education centred on women and family, midwifery academic programmes also aim at developing qualities such as empathy, compassion, good communication and teamwork skills.

It is quite common for people to find their way into midwifery through another career in healthcare, such as nursing, physician assistance, maternity support work, etc. Regardless of background, certified graduates in midwifery have good professional prospects. They can develop further into senior practitioner roles, or become unit leaders who mix managing staff with ongoing hands-on involvement. Specialisations include neonatal nursing or health visiting.

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