Maternal and Newborn Healthcare

United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Want to become a future leader in your field? We designed this course for ambitious midwives, nurses and healthcare professionals who want to improve quality of service - wherever in the world you're based.

Professors advising the World Health Organization. Researchers working to improve quality of care and inform the latest innovations. Lecturers with years of experience in practice. You'll be taught by world-leading academics at our central London campuses.

The diverse nature of this course is ideal for international students. The course is suitable for any qualified healthcare professional holding current registration with a professional body, whose work impacts mothers and newborns.

Key benefits:

  • Study in the heart of London, surrounded by renowned hospitals and all the sights of the city
  • Learn from leading researchers and experts in our inter-professional community at King's
  • Join us for the only course of its kind available in London
  • Take advantage of extracurricular activities, from guest lectures to social events run by student societies
  • If you'd like to carry on working, you can choose to take the course part time

Who should take this course

The course is suitable for people from a range of backgrounds. You can tailor the content to suit your career goals by choosing from our optional modules. Subjects could include anything from implementation and improvement science to psychosocial and spiritual care.


MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

Course content

Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totalling: PG Cert - 60 credits, PG Dip - 120 credits, MSc - 180 credits Required Modules:

All students are required to take:

  • Optimising Birth for Mothers & their Newborns (30 credits)
  • Managing Challenges in the Newborn Period (30 credits)

PGDip and MSc students are also required to take:

  • Evidence-based Decision Making (30 credits)

MSc students additionally require:

  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Please note that the dissertation can only be undertaken when students have completed 120 credits and achieved an average of 50% or above in their modules.

Optional Modules:

In addition, PGDip and MSc students take 30 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Principles of Implementation & Improvement Science (30 credits)
  • Issues in the Conduct of Healthcare Research (15 credits)
  • Developing Professional Leadership (15 credits)
  • Leadership in Health & Social Care (15 credits)
  • Measurement & Evaluation of Healthcare (15 credits)
  • Advanced Psychosocial & Spiritual Care (30 credits)

King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study


  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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