Midwifery at University of Cumbria - UCAS

Course summary

Do you want to provide skilled and compassionate care to birthing parents, newborns and their families during this significant period in their lives? Are you wondering how to become a midwife? Our course provides specialist training and support for you to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council and become a fully qualified midwife. What’s more, our midwifery courses are ranked 1st in the North West for students satisfied with assessment, and 2nd in the North West for students satisfied with teaching (Guardian University Guide 2023 Results). Course Overview On this course, you’ll spend 50% of your time in practice, equating to 2,300 hours of practice learning over three years. You will work with highly skilled professionals to train as a midwife, supporting birthing parents and their families to access healthcare while boosting your skills and confidence. Throughout this degree, you will experience midwifery care in all settings, working with continuity of care teams, on consultant-led units, birth centres and within the community. Alongside this, you will experience bespoke placements in neonatal units, theatres, and medical and surgical wards. Elective placement weeks are built into each year of the midwifery degree where you can take the opportunity to experience midwifery practice elsewhere in the country. The placements aim to ensure you experience all care settings. As well as this, you will have the opportunity to take an elective placement abroad. Theory is delivered by expert teaching staff and is based on the latest evidence and research, using modern teaching methods and technology. On this course you'll...

  • Study and train to be a midwife, boosting your academic and clinical skills with practical sessions in our state-of-the-art clinical simulation facilities.
  • Be closely supported by passionate lecturers who bring invaluable experience to teaching and provide excellent pastoral support alongside your midwife training.
  • Benefit from exciting, diverse placements providing you with experience of a variety of healthcare systems across inner-city and rural areas, widening your midwifery experience and learning.
  • Apply midwifery theory to real-life midwifery care in practice, so that you are confident and competent in supporting birthing parents and their families through pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.
  • Complete the course eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You'll be recognised as a safe and competent midwife ready for employment.
What you'll learn This programme will fully prepare you for your future as a midwife, in line with the NMC standards of proficiency for midwives. You will study the important values highlighted in the NHS Constitution (2015), such as treating people with respect, dignity and compassion, and getting the basics right every time by putting birthing parents and their families first. Modules are designed to become progressively challenging at each level using learning and achievement from earlier levels as a foundation. Continuity of care and carer is linked to improved health outcomes for the birth parent and baby. Midwives are the first point of contact for the birth parent and the lead health professional in maternity services playing a crucial role in coordinating and navigating maternity care, requiring essential leadership skills. You will explore infant feeding, as mapped against the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Standards. Year 1
  • Midwifery Practice 1
  • Universal Care 1
  • The Midwife as Professional 1
  • The Midwife as Scholar 1
  • Additional Care 1
Year 2
  • Midwifery Practice 2
  • Universal Care 2
  • The Midwife as Professional 2
  • The Midwife as Scholar 2
  • Additional Care 2
  • Part 2 Practice Assessment
Year 3
  • Midwifery Practice 3
  • Physical Assessment and Management of the Newborn
  • The Midwife as Scholar 3
  • Midwife as Professional 3

How to apply

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Carlisle - Fusehill Street
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language, Maths and Biology/Combined Sciences at grade C/4 or above. Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English are also accepted.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Institutions Own Test (IOT)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Midwifery at University of Cumbria - UCAS