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Course overview

Our course will prepare you to become a driven, reflective, energetic safe practitioner. After completing the course, you will be able to register as a midwife on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) professional register. Many of our graduates have progressed to 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, such as teenagers.

Start Date
September, 2017
Study Option
  • Riverside Campus, Chester
3 Years (course must be completed within five 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, which allows you to bring practice experience back into the classroom setting to enrich the next week’s sessions.

During the summer term you will spend 30 hours in practice, which allows for consolidation of your learning.

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


Riverside Campus, Chester

Riverside Campus is home to the faculties of Education and Children’s Services and Health and Social Care. A vocational site, this campus features a range of state-of-the-art, subject specific facilities designed to bring learning to life, including health skills laboratories, science laboratories, and music and art rooms.

Whether treating computerised mannequins in the hospital ward, or practicing teaching techniques in a classroom setting, these on-campus facilities will provide you with a safe and professional environment to hone your skills before entering the working world. The campus has a number of high-quality learning facilities, including general teaching spaces, a large 192-seat lecture theatre, and specialist library which houses an extensive collection of books and journals, open-access computer suites and multimedia rooms.

Outside of lectures, the on-site cafe and coffee shop is the perfect place to unwind, whilst the Riverside Student Space provides the ideal setting for group work and socialising. With Chester’s riverside promenade and the lively city centre on its doorstep, as well as the residential Parkgate Road Campus just a 20 minute walk away, this impressive location places you right at the heart of the Chester experience. 

Life in Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Campus Tours

Missed our Open Days? Our campus tour on Wednesday 7th December is a great opportunity to visit us and view campus facilities before making an application.