Midwifery at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

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Course summary

Immerse yourself in placements that will help you build practice-based midwifery skills and knowledge. Study in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough, in our cutting-edge, true-to-life skill laboratories and become a part of our supportive midwifery community. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to start your career as a registered midwife. A career in midwifery brings with it unique rewards. This degree will open up a world of opportunities for you to make a difference and support families during some of the most important moments of their lives. Student midwives can take advantage of non-repayable training grants worth at least £5,000 per year. Modern midwives do much more than assist with birth. They work closely with other healthcare professionals to support women throughout pregnancy and childbirth. We’ll 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 NHS healthcare trust partners for your placements. If you study in Cambridge, you’ll do your placement at Cambridge, King’s Lynn or Harlow, in Peterborough you'll do your placement at Huntingdon, Peterborough or Kings Lynn, and 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 will give you the chance to develop all of the skills you need to graduate from ARU ready for a career as a midwife.


Year one • Foundations of Midwifery • Universal Midwifery Care • Expanding Midwifery Care • Practising Midwife 1 • Safe Medicine Calculations for Midwifery Practice 1 Year 2 • Promoting Health in Midwifery Care • Can We Work Together to Safeguard Vulnerable Families? • Complex Cases • Safe and Effective Midwifery Care • Practising Midwife 2 • Safe Medicine Calculations for Midwifery Practice 1 Year 3 • Continuing Care for Infants and Families • Undergraduate Major Project - Service Improvement in Midwifery Practice • Autonomous Midwifery Practice • Safe Medicine Calculations for Midwifery Practice 3

Assessment method

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.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level with a minimum of 7 in each component) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. Please note that the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is not accepted for this course due to Professional Body Restrictions. 2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Midwifery at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS