BSc (Hons) - Midwifery
Do you want to provide skilled and compassionate care to birthing parents, newborns and their families during this significant period in their lives? Are you wondering how to become a midwife?
Our midwifery degree provides specialist training and support for you to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council and become a fully qualified midwife. What’s more, our midwifery courses are ranked 1st in the North West for students satisfied with assessment, and 2nd in the North West for students satisfied with teaching (Guardian University Guide 2023 Results).
We are unable to accept International Applications for this programme.
On this midwifery course, you’ll spend 50% of your time in practice, equating to 2,300 hours of practice learning over three years. You will work with highly skilled professionals to train as a midwife, supporting birthing parents and their families to access healthcare while boosting your skills and confidence.
Throughout this degree, you will experience midwifery care in all settings, working with continuity of care teams, on consultant-led units, birth centres and within the community. Alongside this, you will experience bespoke placements in neonatal units, theatres, and medical and surgical wards. Elective placement weeks are built into each year of the midwifery degree where you can take the opportunity to experience midwifery practice elsewhere in the country. The placements aim to ensure you experience all care settings. As well as this, you will have the opportunity to take an elective placement abroad.
Theory is delivered by expert teaching staff and is based on the latest evidence and research, using modern teaching methods and technology.
On this course you will...
- Study and train to be a midwife, boosting your academic and clinical skills with practical sessions in our state-of-the-art clinical simulation facilities.
- Be closely supported by passionate lecturers who bring invaluable experience to teaching and provide excellent pastoral support alongside your midwife training.
- Benefit from exciting, diverse placements providing you with experience of a variety of healthcare systems across inner-city and rural areas, widening your midwifery experience and learning.
- Apply midwifery theory to real-life midwifery care in practice, so that you are confident and competent in supporting birthing parents and their families through pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.
- Complete the course eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You'll be recognised as a safe and competent midwife ready for employment.
What our students say
Advocating for and supporting women through one of the most important milestones in their lives is such an honour. I love being part of the pregnancy journey, alongside women and their families, being able to make a positive impact as a student midwife.
Abbie Stainton, Midwifery
Winner of the North Cumbria Integrated Care Thank You 2020 Student Award, midwifery student Abbie found her experience on placement during the Covid-19 pandemic invaluable.
My life is completely changed through retraining. I am studying for a career that I love and that feels right for me. I am very proud of what the university has enabled me to achieve. For me, the University of Cumbria is the place to study if you want to study at an up-and-coming, supportive university.
On retraining as a midwife after completing a women's studies degree.
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