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University of Leicester

Leicester , England ,United Kingdom

Midwifery with Leadership MSci

Important: The precise content of this course is subject to approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in 2020, when the 2018 NMC standards will be implemented, and may change slightly to accommodate this. Details on this page describe the course as studied by the intake of students who started in September 2019.

The NHS needs midwives. Midwives work in a range of roles and settings which need effective leadership. Only one university offers a pre-registration midwifery Masters degree with an integrated leadership component - Leicester.

We have partnered with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) to deliver this course. This degree draws on more than 40 years of health education as well as the expertise of our School of Allied Health Professions and our School of Business.

This degree puts leadership at the heart of the curriculum. Throughout your degree you will not only be mentored by experienced clinical midwives to learn the fundamental midwifery skills, but also by experienced leaders in the NHS and the wider midwifery profession.

You will spend over 50% of your time on placements working alongside experienced midwives and the multi-professional team. You will be supported in developing your knowledge, skills and professional values to become a safe, competent and confident midwife.

This Masters degree lasts four years, at the end of which there will be employment opportunities as a midwife in the local NHS.

Student Learning Contract
As part of the offer for a place on this course all students are required to agree to abide by the conditions of a Student Learning Contract (PDF) which you will be asked to sign during the induction week at the beginning of the course. This learning contract will apply to the entire duration of the course and the signed copy will be stored as a PDF on your University electronic record.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

If you have completed the standard XII awarded by the CISCE/CBSE, or another recognised state exam board, with at least 75% overall, you may be considered for admission to a first year Bachelors degree. For many courses at the University of Leicester, you will need 80% overall or higher, along with higher individual marks of 85% in relevant subjects. If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see inidvidual course pages for entry requirements. If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at an Indian university, you may be considered for entry to the first or second year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects and/or modules. We also have progression arrangements with some partner institutions in India, which allow advance entry to certain University of Leicester courses. Please contact the International Office for further information. If you do not meet the entry requirements for one of our courses, you can apply for an International Foundation Year run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.