Edinburgh Napier University


Sighthill Campus


Midwives provide skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate care to women, newborn infants and their families. They work across the continuum of pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labour, birth, postpartum and the early weeks of a newborn infant’s life. To meet these needs our programme reflects a dynamic, student-centred approach to learning, teaching and assessment.

It aims to prepare you for practice as an accountable and autonomous midwife with a focus on:

• mastery of the knowledge and skills required to provide safe and effective midwifery care to women and their families
• the interpersonal and cultural competence required for effective and collaborative working
• developing self-capability in a midwifery leadership context, particularly in relation to quality, safety and efficacy
• demonstrating commitment to ongoing research, audit and service evaluation to enhance professional learning, policy and practice

Please note:
We will have a newly NMC accredited Midwifery Programme from January 2022.

Entry Requirements

The Masters of Midwifery is a three year pre-registration programme that leads to a midwifery qualification and entry onto a professional register. Therefore our admissions policy reflects the requirements of the NMC (2009) Standards for pre–registration midwifery education.

To apply for this programme you must possess a First or Honours degree. In addition you must also have Higher English, Biology/Hunan Biology at C plus Maths at National 5, or equivalent.

There will be a selection interview and all candidates must meet NMC requirements of good health and good character.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

3 years


Nursing and Midwifery

SCQF Level


Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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