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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 Studies - for those studying a degree for the first time
  • MSc Midwifery Studies- 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

New funding announced

The government has outlined new funding for nursing, midwifery and other Allied Health Professional courses. From September 2020, Students at English universities will receive up to £8,000 with a minimum of £5,000 a year in funding.

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

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 state-of-the-art birthing mannequin is designed to simulate the birthing experience before, during and after delivery.

It gives Midwifery students the opportunity to experience realistic fetal palpation, to understand the process of contractions and to deliver a baby through a lifelike birthing canal which simulates human tissue.

Tutors can programme “Noelle” with a variety of different birthing scenarios, allowing students to update their clinical skills and to review their practice with their peers.

Student midwives have a dedicated clinical room with a full range of midwifery models e.g. for abdominal palpation and simulated birth.

Students also share a suite of practical simulation rooms with other professional groups in the Faculty of Health Studies. They use these rooms to facilitate workshops, working in small groups and practising different midwifery activities on a rotational basis.

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