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Course overview

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/ward managers or have specialised roles within safeguarding, perinatal mental health, fetal medicine, public health, normality, homebirth teams, or in caring for specific groups.

The midwifery programme is delivered in block format for both theory and practice e.g. 6 weeks at University followed by 6 weeks in the practice environment.

The midwifery programme equates to 37.5 hours a week divided between either theory or practice and private study.

Level Scheduled (Hours) Independent (Hours) Placement (Hours) Total (Hours)
Level 4 360 240 1088 1688
Level 5 300 300 1088 1688
Level 6 180 420 1088 1688


If you have any enquiries about the course content, please use these contact details for Midwifery, Child and Reproductive Health.

September 2019
Full-time - BSc (Hons)
  • Riverside Campus, Chester
3 years (course must be completed within 7 years of commencement)

Why Study Midwifery with us?

The course management and organisation is reflective of the 50:50 equal split between theory and practice. This enhances your learning by supporting the application of theoretical learning to practice.

Our students enjoy the course and their university experience, and this has been reflected in our National Student Survey results for overall satisfaction.

Find out more about our course on our blogs:

Midwifery at Chester: Delivering the future you want

Riverside Campus, Chester

The Riverside Campus provides specialist teaching facilities for most students in the Chester-based Faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care

The University took ownership of the former County Hall in Chester in 2010 and transformed it into the Riverside Campus building, which provides exceptionally high quality and state-of-the-art facilities for its two resident faculties. This iconic building in the centre of Chester is just a 20-minute walk from the main Chester Campus.

Riverside Campus houses the Library collections for Education and Children’s Services and Health and Social Care students along with several IT laboratories for 'open access' and teaching use. All of the teaching spaces are equipped with high-grade audiovisual technology and provide an excellent learning experience.

In addition, Riverside Campus provides a 192-seat lecture theatre, containing raked seating and a widescreen capable of showing Blu-ray and HD films.

Dining@Dee, Riverside’s own café and coffee shop, serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious meals. Meanwhile, the Student Space provides social, group work and discussion space for students, with hot and cold drinks vending machines and snack machines available, and students are able to eat their own food here.

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Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October
  • Saturday 13th October
  • Saturday 27th October

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 20th October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 20th October
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