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Course summary

Be at the forefront of new life as you learn the fundamentals to becoming a dynamic, compassionate and competent midwife. Our Midwifery course is balanced between theory and practice placement experience. Fifty per cent is theory based, and in our state-of-the-art simulation suite, we utilise high-fidelity, computer- assisted simulation mannequins to facilitate universal, additional care and emergency scenarios. This offers simulated reality and learning in a safe environment. The other half of the course is based in practice, where you will be exposed to the realism of midwifery practice-based care, in which you will endeavour to reach your potential to become the best midwife you can be. You will be fully supported during practice placements by midwives who are either practice supervisors or assessors, and your university academic assessor. As a future midwife, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) expect you to provide high-quality, safe, evidenced-based care for women and their families. After completing this course, you will be able to register as a midwife on the NMC professional register. Many of our graduates now work as advanced midwife practitioners and ward managers, or have roles in specialised areas.


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this course, please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Our course and modules are designed to support active learning using authentic assessments that mirror real life and reflect complex situations within practice. This will strengthen your knowledge and understanding and provides cohesive links between the modules across each of the years and facilitates progression. In line with principles of inclusivity and student-centred approaches, assessments are varied across the three years of the course. Summative assessments consist of: Care Plans Reflections Essays Podcast Poster Presentations Infographics Portfolio Narrative Literature Review Written Exam / Online Exam Midwifery Ongoing Record of Achievement [MORA]. Formative assessment is an important feature of the Midwifery course having a fundamental role in your learning journey, achievement and progression. All assessment meets the criteria set out by the NMC.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have GCSE Maths and English at grade C (or grade 4) or above. Please note we do not consider Level 2 equivalent qualifications. A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs. FETAC Level 5 (Major Award) with Biology or Human Biology at Distinction and the remaining subjects at Merit. Please note that applicants must also have evidence of recent study within the last 5 years.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Midwifery at University of Chester - UCAS