Embark on a beautiful journey towards supporting mothers, babies and families with our Midwifery BSc (Hons) degree course.
With true-to-life skills labs in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, our midwifery course will equip you with all of the skills and knowledge you need to start your career as a midwife.
Our Midwifery degree meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery. This means that once you’ve graduated, you can apply to join the NMC and begin working as a 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 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, 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.
Our course has an overall satisfaction score of more than 94% in the National Student Survey 2020, and is ranked top in the East of England by the Guardian League Table 2021. It will give you the chance to develop all of the skills you need to graduate from ARU ready for a career as a midwife.
From Year 1 you'll be out on placement, learning to deliver care before, during and after childbirth.
As a midwifery student at ARU, you'll use purpose-built skills labs and sophisticated healthcare equipment.
Midwifery is a rewarding career that puts you at the heart of some of the most important experiences in people's lives.
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As a midwifery student at ARU you'll benefit from:
Our degree course is validated by the NMC and you’ll be linked to one of our eight NHS healthcare trust partners for your placements.
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
Lead Midwife for Education/Deputy Head of Midwifery, Cambridge
Senior Lecturer/Course Leader
Senior Lecturer, Course Leader
Senior Lecturer, Midwifery
Senior Lecturer, Midwifery
Clinical Skills Tutor, Midwifery
Modern midwives do so much more than just assist with birth. They work closely with other healthcare professionals to support women throughout pregnancy and childbirth.
At ARU, we work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities you will need to take on this exciting career. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through placements. Most of our student midwives have secured jobs in Year 3 of their training.
Our course meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery Education Programmes 2019. This means that when you graduate, you can apply to register with the NMC and start your new career as a midwife.
Midwifery brings unique rewards. You’re present at one of the most important moments in people’s lives, helping to safely begin the life of their child. This degree opens up a world of opportunities, including career progression or specialism.
“I've been privileged to work alongside such passionate mentors in practice and such amazing role models at university. It's with the help of these amazing teachers that I've come so far."
BSc (Hons) Midwifery graduate
Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. We're here Monday-Thursday 8.30am-5pm, and Friday 8.30am-4.30pm. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.
If you want to know more about our Midwifery BSc (Hons) course, we're offering virtual taster days where you can meet our lecturers and current students, learn more about the course and the role of the midwife, and pick up useful tips for your application and interview.Find out more about our Taster Days
You’ll spend 50% of your learning time out on placement. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in assessing, treating and communicating with patients.Your guide to placements
If your application to study Midwifery is successful, we'll invite you to an interview day in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough. Here’s how to get prepared.Prepare for your midwifery interview
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