The role midwives have in preparing women for the delivery of new life makes them a vital presence during all stages of pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period.

Every student midwife is important to us and at the University of Central Lancashire we aim to support and encourage you to develop into a confident and competent midwife.

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Why study with us

  • The midwifery education team is supported by internationally renowned researchers in Midwifery and Infant Nutrition.

  • Our midwifery degree programmes have been handed the prestigious UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Award for the high levels of education in breastfeeding provided to students.

  • Our Midwifery courses were ranked 4th in the UK for overall positivity (National Student Survey, 2023) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
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Careers in midwifery

Once you have successfully completed the Midwifery undergraduate course, you will be able to enter the register as a qualified Midwife. Find out more in our guide on how to become a midwife.

For those who are already qualified as a Midwife, we have a range of courses to help you take the next steps in your midwifery career with postgraduate qualifications or CPD courses.

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Meet the team

Ann Docherty
Midwifery Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Ann is a new lecturer who teaches across the BSc Midwifery degree where she is cohort lead and also leads on a number of modules. Ann has been a qualified midwife for many years with experience in clinical research and is currently undertaking an Academic Professional Apprentice…

Louise Speakman
Lecturer in Midwifery
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Louise joined UCLan in early 2020 and works across the Midwifery programmes providing pastoral, educational and research support. Louise has a keen interest in organisational culture and leadership with a great passion to empower future midwives. Qualifying as a midwife in 2006…