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.
- We'll cover the cost of your uniform, DBS check**, Occupational Health check
- We pay for your placement travel costs of up to £300 each year
- Eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council immediately after graduating
- Experience both city and rural healthcare systems – widening your nursing experience
- Our contacts with NHS Trusts and care providers provide fantastic employment prospects
- Closely supported by passionate tutors who are experienced midwives
- Boost your academic learning with practical sessions in our up-to-date mock wards and clinical simulation facilities
- Tutors carry out national and international research, are members of national advisory bodies and publish papers in their areas of expertise
- Placement opportunity in the UK or abroad (including Germany, Spain Kenya and Uganda)
- A thriving student-run Midwifery Society
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.
From 2017 the government will cease to provide bursaries for undergraduate NHS courses. Students will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs, rather than getting an NHS grant. This information is based on the understanding provided by The Council of Deans for Health and may be subject to change as further details are released by the government.
How we can support you
If you enrol onto an undergraduate NHS programme in 2017, we’ll cover the costs of your:
- DBS check**
- Occupational Health check
- Travel costs for placements of up to £300 each year
This is in addition to any government support agreed.
**Paid on successful enrolment onto course