Midwifery

Overview

Midwifery student Sophie Ash stands in her scrubs in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. A manikin simulating a pregnant woman is visible on a bed in the background.

Prepare to bring new life safely into the world. Learn in some of the best facilities for health, social care and medicine students in the country and graduate with a degree accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

You’ll explore the theory behind this invaluable role on campus, then apply your skills to real challenges and work towards managing a caseload of women. As a qualified midwife, you might work in hospitals, the community, birth centres or independent practice. Or perhaps you’ll use your skills to carry out research and move the field forward.

Nothing compares to the joy of bringing new life into the world. As a midwife, you’ll help women on their unique journeys to motherhood, providing support through the ups and downs of pregnancy, labour and the first weeks with a newborn. At Edge Hill, our midwifery courses are accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and 100% of our students are in employment or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18).

On campus, you’ll find some of the best facilities for health, social care and medicine students in the North West. Our state-of-the-art Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre is home to advanced facilities, including human patient simulators.

You’ll divide your time 50/50 between learning theory on campus and applying your skills in hospitals and the community. We’ll help you work towards managing your own caseload of women, from early pregnancy to postnatal. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to make an impact on women and their families in hospitals, the community, birth centres and independent practice. Wherever you work, you’ll support women and their families through an incredibly special, sometimes challenging, time in their lives.

  • In our top facilities, including our Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, you’ll benefit from a variety of teaching approaches. We’ll help you hone your clinical skills and gain experience through simulated learning.
  • With plenty of time on placement, you’ll transition from student to qualified midwife confidently – 100% of our graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18).
  • Experience a strong sense of community within the midwifery programme. As well as learning from experts, you’ll be valued by women and their families as you support them on their journey.

Student Views

Courses

Student midwives help to deliver a baby using a 'Noelle' birth simulator.Midwifery

Facilities

Student midwives learn about the manoeuvres required to facilitate a breech birth.Our innovative Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine building provides some of the best teaching and learning resources in the country for Nursing and Midwifery students.

The clinical skills facilities include ward simulations and operating theatres with industry standard equipment, as well as robot-style mannequins that can simulate a wide range of symptoms, from pregnancy to a temperature, to ensure your learning experience is as realistic as possible.

Edge Hill University has excellent relationships with NHS hospital and community trusts, enabling us to offer practice-based learning opportunities in a variety of care contexts, with placements at more than 600 locations across Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire.

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine 360 Virtual Tour

Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre 360 Virtual Tour

Open Days and Virtual Events

Three prospective students browse the open day programme while walking past registration desks in Hale hall.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including mental health, through a series of online activities.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

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