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

Entry requirements

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

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

Careers or further progression

The learning outcomes for the programme are as follows:
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

Ms Sheila Hedderman
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
Phone: 021 4901560

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

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

Closing Date of application 9th June 2017.
Non-EU Applicants:
Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants

Course fee

2017/2018 Irish/EU €5,000 Year 1. Fee for Year 2 is €2,500

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11st September 2017

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