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.
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.
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.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
For more information on changes to NHS funding from September 2017 and support available, please see our NHS students funding page.
From the above information we will calculate requirements for Scottish/Irish Highers, International, European and Welsh Baccalaureate equivalents so that they are all equitable. We will also accept tariff points from other qualifications on the UCAS tariff such as the Cambridge Pre-U (subject requirements will be assumed to be the same as for A Level).
All applications must go via UCAS. We only accept applications between September and 15 January for the following intake year. Late applications will only be considered if places are available.
Due to restrictions in the availability of placements in the NHS (UK National Health Service) we are unable to consider applications from international students unless you have, and can produce evidence of, 'Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK' (or equivalent) and have lived in the UK for three years or more for reasons other than education prior to the course. EEA nationals are welcome to apply.
If your application is shortlisted you'll be invited to attend an interview at our University. This will comprise of a talk about the course, numeracy test, literacy test and for three mini multiple interviews (MMI). You'll also be expected to send scanned copies of your original educational certificates and ID documentation prior to interview and bring the originals to the interview day.
An enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is a check with police forces and local authorities in the UK to ascertain whether or not you are suitable to work with certain groups of vulnerable people. These checks are required to be carried out on all prospective students to ensure the safety of our client group.
Further information on DBS disclosure will be sent at a later date if you are successful and firmly accept your place at Anglia Ruskin University.
DBS re-checks: As a nursing student on the BSc Honours degree you will be required to undergo DBS screening each year.
Important additional notes
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.
Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
September 2018, January 2019
Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
January 2019, September 2018
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