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Midwifery is a distinct health profession. Midwives work in partnership with women and their families to give support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period.  It can be incredibly challenging and rewarding.

The profession demands responsibility and requires a diverse range of skills and attributes, including being able to work independently, and as part of a multi-professional team.

Edge Hill University trains high quality midwives to uphold the values and standards that have made UK midwives so well regarded across the world.

Four Midwifery students practicing on a birthing mannequin in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre ward

As a registered midwife there is a wide choice of career destinations, from work in the community, providing service in women’s homes, local clinics, birth centres, children’s centres and GP surgeries. There is the option to be hospital based (within the NHS or private healthcare). There are plenty of opportunities for midwives to work on antenatal, labour and post labour wards, and neonatal units. Graduates from our programme enjoy excellent employment opportunities working in the North West, throughout the UK, and abroad. There are also opportunities in education, counselling, research, specialist practitioner roles, and management.

The Faculty has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for the quality of teaching and learning, student progression, and learning resources.