Midwifery is an exciting, rewarding career that’s always evolving and changing. On this highly practical course, you’ll develop the skills and confidence you need to make a significant contribution to the health of women, babies and families. Our course is funded by the NHS, so there are no tuition fees.
Modern midwives do much more than assist with birth. They work closely with other healthcare professionals to support women throughout pregnancy and childbirth.
This course will help you develop into a competent midwife who’s able to work as a team member or leader. Your time will be divided equally between classroom study and supervised placements. You’ll learn to assess individual women and to plan, implement and evaluate care that meets the needs of mother, baby and family. You’ll recognise and respond to factors that affect the physical, emotional and social well-being of mothers and babies, too. And you’ll build essential problem-solving skills while learning to work with professionals from a range of disciplines.
We’re dedicated to the continual improvement of every aspect of healthcare, and to delivering the values set out in the NHS Constitution.
You’ll be linked to one of our eight NHS healthcare trust partners for your placements.
If you study in Cambridge, you’ll do your placement at Cambridge, Huntingdon or Peterborough.
If you study in Chelmsford, you’ll do your placement at Chelmsford, Southend, Basildon, Harlow or Colchester.
On campus, you’ll attend lectures Monday-Friday. On placement, you’ll work shifts (including nights, weekends and bank holidays). You’ll have seven weeks’ non-negotiable annual holiday – two weeks over Christmas and New Year, two weeks in spring, and three weeks in summer.
This course is funded by the NHS so you won’t pay any tuition fees, and you may even receive a bursary.
Our course meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery Education 2009. This means that when you graduate, you can apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and start working as a midwife. Most newly qualified midwives join an NHS trust.
Midwifery brings unique rewards. You’re present at one of the most important moments in people’s lives, helping to safely begin the life of their child. This degree opens up a world of opportunities, including career progression, specialism and postgraduate study.
We use a range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progression on this course. Besides exams, these include essays, observed practice assessments, presentations and a portfolio of clinical practice. You’ll be assessed and graded in practice by the midwives who mentor you on your placements.
With more than 10,000 students, the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the biggest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England. We offer a wide range of internationally recognised degree courses, from bachelors’ to PhDs, plus many continuing professional development courses. They’re all taught or supervised by friendly and experienced staff who are keen to see you succeed.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern university which has a growing reputation for high-quality research, so you’ll mix with people at the forefront of their disciplines. We also have strong national and international links with industry, the public and voluntary sectors, and other academic institutions.
Our helpful technical and support staff will show you how to make the most of our advanced learning facilities. These include state-of-the-art simulated clinical skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations, mock hospital wards and an early childhood research and resource centre. They’re the perfect places to hone your skills and prepare for your future career
NHS students have different finance arrangements to students on other undergraduate courses.
The NHS finance package is made up of three parts, non-means tested grant, means-tested bursary and maintenance loan but there is some additional funding you might be eligible for:
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Entry requirements are for September 2015 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.