University of Leicester
Midwifery with Leadership MSc
University of Leicester

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Midwifery with Leadership MSc and other courses in at University of Leicester for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
10 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Midwifery

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £25000 £29500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £26000 £22000 - £29500 £24000 - £36500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Midwifery

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25157 £26472 £28191
25-75 percentile range £24014 - £30036 £18696 - £32216 £19778 - £35482

Course Description

Midwifery has to be one of the most rewarding jobs imaginable. But this four-year degree goes one step further. Alongside gaining core midwifery skills and experience, you’ll also discover what it takes to be a clinical and professional leader within the field of maternity and healthcare.

This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and fully reflects the NMC (2019) Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Programmes and Standards of Proficiency for Midwives from September 2020 entry. Details on this page describe the course as studied by all intakes of student midwives from September 2020.

The NHS needs midwives. Midwives work in a range of roles and settings which need effective leadership. We are currently the only university in the UK offering a pre-registration midwifery degree with an integrated leadership component.

This unique degree draws on the experience and expertise of more than 40 years of health education at the University of Leicester, a partnership with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), as well as the expertise of our School of Business.

By putting leadership at the heart of the curriculum, we give you all the tools you need to qualify as a registered midwife - and also to progress further in the midwifery profession. Throughout your degree you will be offered mentoring by experienced academics and clinicians with national and international reputations, as well as leaders in the midwifery profession and the wider NHS.

Whilst at Leicester, you will study and work within our superb facilities, which include a state-of-the-art clinical skills unit with high-tech simulated mannequins to enable you to practise procedures in a safe environment. You'll even have lectures in Leicester Medical School's anatomy dissection room and gain experience supporting mothers with feeding their babies in our newly established Infant Feeding Café.

However, practical real-world experience is a vital part of your training. You will spend 50% of your studies on placements, working alongside experienced midwives and the multi-professional team. Through these, you will develop your knowledge, skills and professional values to become a safe, proficient and confident midwife.

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

Students on this course are eligible for a grant of at least £5,000 a year, which you do not need to pay back.

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, 136kb) 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.

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified midwife.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Midwifery with Leadership MSc at University of Leicester

60% Nursing Professionals
5% Caring personal services
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Other Health Professionals
0% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
0% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
0% Business and public service associate professionals
0% Welfare and housing associate professionals

For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course information page on our website

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

To include one science from Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Excluded subjects: General Studies, Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives.

Must be a Healthcare or Science based Diploma. Content must include 15 credits in topics related to Human Biology/Anatomy and Physiology.

including grade 6 in HL Biology. Minimum grade 4 in HL Mathematics or 5 in SL Mathematics or 6 in SL Maths Studies, if not held at GCSE B/6. Minimum grade 5 in English, if not held at GCSE B/6.

Must be in Health and Social Care, Health Studies or Applied Science (including Medical or Forensic streams).

which must include a science (from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Physics and Chemistry). Minimum of O3/H3 in English Language and Maths.

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including academic achievement. Suitable applicants will be invited for a values based Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). Your capability for digital and technological literacy is tested through submitting your application via UCAS and a further opportunity during the MMIs.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Midwifery with Leadership, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Leicester in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Leicester in related subject specific rankings.


    • #34 
    • #45 
    Business & Management Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #47 
    • #451 
    Business & Management Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

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About University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a research university that receives its funding from public sources, located in Leicester, England. Its main campus is approximately one mile south of the city centre, close to Victoria Park and Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College. As for the other campuses, the Fielding Johnson Building is home to the university’s administration offices, while the Attenborough Tower and Engineering Building house the College of Social Sciences and laboratories respectively.

Student composition of University of Leicester

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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