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 and birthing people. 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 and birthing people on their unique journeys to parenthood, providing expertise 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 most of our students are in employment or further study 15 months after graduating.
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 birthing simulators.
You’ll divide your time 50/50 between learning theory on campus and applying your skills in hospitals, Midwifery Led Units (MLUs), and community settings. We’ll help you work towards managing your own caseload of women and birthing people, from early pregnancy to postnatal, and introduce you to a wide variety of continuity of care models. 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 provide high standards of holistic midwifery care during an incredibly special, sometimes challenging, time in people’s 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 – most of our graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after graduating.
- Experience a strong sense of community within the midwifery programme. As well as learning from experts, you’ll be valued by women, birthing people and their families as you provide expert midwifery care on their journey.
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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.
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Open Days and Virtual Events
Alternatively, 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 midwifery, through a series of online activities.View our virtual open day pages