Nursing - Midwifery

The MSc Midwifery is a part-time taught programme for midwives running over two years from the date of first registration for the programme.

This programme is for Registered Midwives ONLY. Registered General Nurses who wish to become Registered Midwives should apply for the Higher Diploma in Midwifery.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

CKX09 (Midwifery Pathway), CKX04 - Direct entry to year 2 to the MSc in Midwifery

This is an opportunity for qualified midwives to gain knowledge and understanding of midwifery in a broad context.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery should normally:
-have a minimum of an Honours primary Degree in Nursing or Midwifery or approved equivalent degree or qualification approved by the College of Medicine and Health AND
-hold professional registration as a midwife with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann or be eligible for such registration.

Direct Entry to Year 2
Applicants for Direct Entry to Year 2 should normally have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery or a Higher Diploma in Midwifery.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.


2 Years Part time

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Practise with greater insight of the research-base, ethical, socio-political and professional underpinnings of midwifery and health care in Ireland;

Exercise enhanced personal and professional competence through accountability and autonomy in midwifery practice;

Demonstrate higher levels of judgement in the practice of midwifery through the generation of midwifery knowledge for innovative, research based midwifery practice;

Act as innovators and leaders and contribute to practice development in midwifery;

Teach others from a broad and in-depth knowledge base, derived from critical reflection on midwifery practice and the development of critical inquiry in midwifery

Exercise accountability and autonomy within the clinical and professional boundaries of midwifery;

Promote excellence in assessment and implementation of research based practice, within agreed inter-disciplinary protocols in midwifery practice;

Demonstrate high levels of judgement in the practice of nursing/midwifery through the generation of knowledge for innovative midwifery practice;

Further enquiries

Contact details for this course
Rhona O Connell
Tel: 00353 214901466

Ms Sheila Hedderman
Tel: 00353 214901560

Assessment method

The majority of modules are assessed by assignments. For some modules there will be examinations or a student may be required to make a presentation. In Year 2, students undertake a research study and complete a dissertation. A supervisor will be provided to support this work.

Application date

Closing Date: 10th June 2019

Non-EU Closing Date: Not currently open to Non EU applicants

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: August 2019

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