BSc (Hons) Midwifery

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Embark on a beautiful journey towards supporting mothers, babies and families with our Midwifery BSc (Hons) degree course.

A career that begins with care

Midwifery at ARU

"The best thing about being a midwifery student is knowing you're going into a profession that matters. I'm proud of what I do."

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.

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As a midwifery student at ARU you'll benefit from:

  • purpose-built simulated wards offering the very best in experiential learning
  • registered, practising tutors and lecturers who’ll make sure you’re being taught the latest techniques and give you the support you need to succeed
  • a new training grant for student midwives worth at least £5,000 a year.

Nursing & Midwifery Council

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.


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

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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