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this is midwifery

Help bring new life into the world

Midwifery is a rewarding career. As a registered midwife you will be in the unique position to provide personalised care to women and their families from conception, antenatally, during labour and through to the postnatal period. This privilege can make a positive societal impact.

Our students, with the support of experienced midwife lecturers and placement mentors, develop the competencies and essential skills required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (both courses are approved by the NMC), allowing you to apply for registration as a midwife on graduation and enter clinical practice.

We offer two midwifery courses:

  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery - for those studying a degree for the first time
  • MSc Midwifery - designed for those who have already graduated from a first degree and who are looking to change direction and return to university to train for a career as a midwife

Funding your studies

Healthcare students can receive a Training Grant of £5,000 a year in funding. This is part of the NHS Learning Support Fund.

Eligible courses include midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, paramedicine, and physiotherapy.

You may also be eligible to additional payments worth up to £3,000 per year.

Find out more about funding healthcare courses.

Courses in this subject

We have 3 courses in this area.

Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B720
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B721
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B992
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time

This is where...

...I started a new journey

Amy Birkitt, BSc (Hons) Midwifery

"I knew it was the time in my life to do something for myself and I was determined to train as a midwife, no matter how competitive it was.

“The support for Adult Learners is amazing and the University seems more family friendly than others. It was obvious the staff really cared about their prospective students.

“I have already made a whole group of new friends and we are ready to support each other on our journey.”

Read Amy Birkitt’s full profile.

Amy Birkitt, BSc (Hons) Midwifery

Where Midwifery can take you

Midwifery is a rewarding career which provides graduates with many opportunities to develop and advance professionally, as well as make a real difference to people's lives. Midwives often work in teams and provide care to patients and their families in hospitals and the community.

As a registered midwife you'll have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Labour wards
  • Children's centres
  • In the community 
  • Birth centres 
  • Local clinics 

You may also have the opportunity to go into management roles within the NHS, helping to shape the future of midwifery. 

Midwifery students working with a mannequin.

Our facilities

Our birthing mannequin enables you to experience realistic fetal palpation, to understand the process of contractions, and to deliver a baby through a lifelike birthing canal.

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