BSc (Hons) Midwifery

Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

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Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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We have been overwhelmed with applications for our BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree. As a result we are no longer accepting applications for the September 2020 start date. If you still want to get into health we have lots of courses available. Find out more here

Being a midwife is a rewarding and exciting profession and with this course you’ll confidently step into your career – as 100% of our students have done.

Bring your drive and dedication to become a successful midwife and we’ll give you a course packed with all of the skills and experience you need to become a Nursing and Midwifery Council qualified midwife.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

You’ll develop a sound knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology and pathology, together with a deep understanding of the psycho-social context of childbirth.

And, our placement opportunities – which account for 50% of the course – mean that you’ll often put your clinical skills into practice, giving you the confidence to ease into your career as a midwife.

  • Eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council immediately after graduating
  • Closely supported by passionate tutors who are experienced midwives and will bring their invaluable experience to their teaching
  • Tutors carry out national and international research, are members of national advisory bodies and publish papers in their areas of expertise, which will enhance your knowledge of topical issues and best practices
  • Boost your academic learning with practical sessions in our modern and up-to-date mock wards and clinical simulation facilities
  • Diverse placements - experience both city and rural healthcare systems, widening your nursing experience
  • Placement opportunity in the UK or abroad (including Germany, Spain Kenya and Uganda), enabling you to have first-hand experience of international midwifery
  • Excellent employment prospects thanks to our great contacts with NHS Trusts and care providers
  • Join a thriving student-run Midwifery Society
  • Study on our Fusehill Street Campus - a short walk from the historic and vibrant city of Carlisle - where you will have access to modern student social and study spaces
  • Guaranteed accommodation for first-year students. Plus, we'll provide free accommodation if you have a placement in Lancaster

You’ll learn the theory, but you’ll always be putting it into practice so you can graduate, ready to walk into a career supporting women and their families through pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.

So, if you dream of being a midwife and want to be among the 100% of our students who’ve moved into employment or further study within 6 months of graduating, then this is the course for you.

Graduate destinations

You'll leave the course as a fully qualified midwife, eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You'll be recognised as a safe and competent midwife ready for employment.