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BSc (Hons) Midwifery

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Introduction to our Midwifery degree

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Studying Midwifery at ARU

Join our full-time, NMC-validated Midwifery degree course and take the first step towards a career as a midwife.

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We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

What is a Midwifery degree?

Modern midwives do much more than assist with birth. They work closely with other healthcare professionals to support women throughout pregnancy and childbirth.

We’ll help you develop into a competent midwife who’s able to work as a team member or leader. Your time will be divided equally between classroom study and supervised placements.

You’ll learn to assess individual women and to plan, implement and evaluate care that meets the needs of mother, baby and family. You’ll recognise and respond to factors that affect the physical, emotional and social well-being of mothers and babies, too. And you’ll build essential problem-solving skills while learning to work with professionals from a range of disciplines.

Immerse yourself in placements that will help you build practice-based midwifery skills and knowledge. Study in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough, in our cutting-edge, true-to-life skill laboratories and become a part of our supportive midwifery community. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to start your career as a registered 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 non-repayable training grants worth at least £5,000 per year.

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Support and facilities

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.

Take a guided tour and meet our students.


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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.


What can you do with a Midwifery degree?

At ARU, we work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities you’ll 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 work-based projects or placements. All of our student midwives have secured jobs in Year 3 of their of their training.

Our course meets the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2019) Standards of Proficiency for Midwives. 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.

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“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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Want to talk to someone?

Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.

We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

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Taster Days

If you want to know more about our Midwifery BSc (Hons) course, we're offering virtual taster days where you can meet our lecturers and current students, learn more about the course and the role of the midwife, and pick up useful tips for your application and interview.

Find out more about our Taster Days
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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
Midwifery student talking to a midwife during hospital placement


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