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Neonatology (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:2 degree View full entry requirements
2 to 3 years
Course Type
Online only
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Neonatology is the medical treatment and care of newborn babies. On our MSc Neonatology you’ll develop knowledge of common and complex neonatal conditions. This master’s is suitable for professionals working in neonatal units. It's taught entirely online so you’ll learn together with peers working in neonatal units across the world.

The course will develop your neonatal expertise, increase your transferable skills and improve your career options in the field of neonatology.

On this UK master’s degree you’ll learn to solve complex problems in neonatal care and to question neonatal policy and practice.

We’ve developed the course in collaboration with the European Paediatric Society for Research (ESPR). The modules you choose are developed with neonatal specialists and academics across Europe, most of whom are senior members of the ESPR.

You’ll develop your understanding of:

  • common and complex neonatal medical and surgical conditions
  • the theoretical basis of research and evidence-based practice
  • the importance of collaboration, effective communication and the challenges faced by other professionals
  • critical and reflective thinking, taking account of the values and beliefs of others, and how your beliefs and behaviours affect others

You’ll meet world renowned guest lecturers who will present their research and with whom you can ask questions and discuss neonatal issues.

Within the neonatal virtual learning environment (VLE) you can access:

  • the core curriculum
  • cross cultural learning groups
  • online tutors
  • libraries
  • an assessment office

Flexible study

You can take a single module as part of continuing professional development (CPD). Explore modules that are available as CPD.

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Susan Smith is your course lead.

If you have a question about the course you can contact Susan directly:

Course location

This course is based at Online only.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.