Course Overview

The aims of the programme are to enable experienced registered midwives to develop advanced clinical midwifery knowledge and critical thinking skills to provide optimum care and improved clinical outcomes for women and their babies through higher levels of critical analysis, problem solving and senior clinical decision-making as a lead healthcare professional who is accountable and responsible for their own practice.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

For midwives seeking admission to the MSc in Midwifery (Advanced Practice Midwifery), applicants are required to:

  1. Have a minimum of an honours primary degree in midwifery or equivalent
  2. Hold current active registration on the midwives division of the professional register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)
  3. Comply with current minimum entry requirements for admission to the programme of education for midwife prescribing, and must have three years’ recent post-registration clinical experience in nursing/midwifery (this must be within the past five years) with the equivalent of ‘one year’ full time experience in the specific area of clinical practice.
  4. Provide evidence of support from an employer and completed Site Declaration Forms containing confirmation of a clinical supervisor who will provide supervision, support and learning opportunities, including shadowing opportunities to gain the required competencies and clinical competence to practice at an advanced level in midwifery (including midwife prescribing).

Additional Requirements


2 years, part-time

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

Please view the offer rounds website.

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting




Course code

To be advised

Course Outline

Download course modules document here

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be autonomous practitioners, who are clinically competent and skilled in the delivery of high-quality, direct woman-centred care. The Advanced Midwife Practitioner will provide care for mothers, babies and their families in all settings during a very special time, in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, according to agreed scope of practice guidelines. Graduates, equipped with such knowledge and advanced skills will be eligible to apply to the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) for registration as a Registered Advanced Midwife Practitioner (RAMP).

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

Find out More

Catherine Meagher
T: + 353 91 492 829


  • Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021

    Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021 PDF (11.3MB)