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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Be at the forefront of new life as you learn the fundamentals to becoming a dynamic, compassionate and competent midwife.

Course overview

After completing this course, you will be able to register as a midwife on the NMC professional register. Many of our graduates now work as advanced midwife practitioners/ward managers or have roles in specialised areas. Our students enjoy the course and this has been reflected in our National Student Survey results for overall satisfaction.

Why study this course with us?

The course management and organisation is reflective of the 50:50 equal split between theory and practice. This enhances your learning by supporting the application of theoretical learning to practice.

Our students enjoy the course and their university experience, and this has been reflected in our National Student Survey results for overall satisfaction.

Teaching methods

The theory components of the course are mainly classroom based, with skills being taught within the skills laboratory. Half of the course is based in practice, where you will work with mentors and other health professionals.

Assessment

Assessment of theory includes examinations; essays; critical incidents; reflections on practice; presentations; and case studies. Practice is assessed using skills assessments, structured examinations and assessment of professional behaviour. All assessment meets NMC criteria.

Job prospects

All graduates become qualified midwifery practitioners, initially practising in all areas of midwifery, supported by their employers providing preceptorship programmes. Midwives upon gaining the necessary experience have progressed to management positions, become educators or practice development midwives, advanced midwifery practitioners or consultant midwives in normality or public health or have specialised in certain areas of midwifery practice such as perinatal mental health, antenatal screening, fetal medicine, safeguarding, ultrasonography, substance misuse, research and teenage pregnancy.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

12,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 72 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    124 63%

    44th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    16th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    36th

    14

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