This course will prepare you to be a confident and competent midwife, effectively supporting women, birthing people and their families through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Midwifery is about providing care to women, birthing people and families at one of the most important times of their lives. A midwife is usually the first and main contact for the family during pregnancy, throughout labour and in the period following the birth of the baby. As a qualified midwife, you’ll be responsible for providing care and supporting women and birthing people to make informed choices about their care.
You’ll benefit from a case-based approach to learning, where you will learn how to adapt your specialist knowledge to each individual circumstances and wishes, resulting in a more positive experience. At the end of this degree programme, which is divided between academic study and clinical practical, you will be professionally registered as a midwife.
You’ll spend 50% of your time in theory and 50% of your time in clinical practice, allowing you to put theory into practice, within a safe and welcoming environment. Throughout your learning journey you’ll be supported by lecturers and clinical midwives.
Why study with us
- Midwifery at the University of Central Lancashire came 1st in the UK for “teaching on my course” - National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.
- Our midwifery and health visiting degree programmes have been the first university in the UK to be awarded the prestigious UNICEF Baby Friendly Gold Award which meet the sustainability standards (2021).
- The midwifery education team is supported by internationally renowned researchers in Midwifery and Infant Nutrition.
What you'll do
- You’ll have the opportunity to use clinical skill labs, which provide a safe environment to put theoretical knowledge into practice.
- Within your programme, you will have the opportunity to participate in an elective placement, which can be either national or international, allowing you to explore midwifery in a different setting.
- You have the opportunity to join the award-wining University Midwifery Society and Passionate Midwifery Forums.
Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus, with some online teaching where we have learnt it works best.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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- This course is validated by the NMC, the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Your midwifery qualifications and experience will open up a wide range of options to further develop your career.
Once you complete the course, you will become a registered midwife, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You’ll have the opportunity to apply to work as a midwife within the NHS or other independent midwifery settings.
You may also have the opportunity to work nationally or internationally, exploring midwifery in a global context.
Midwifery is a research and evidence-based career, therefore we encourage and support you to continue onto further study. At the University of Central Lancashire, we offer a dedicated MSc in Midwifery as well as opportunities for you to progress onto a PhD and other research programmes.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Community Health and Midwifery located in the Faculty of Health and Care
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