What will I learn?

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 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.

Which department am I in?

Health and Social Care

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,750.00 (US$ 17,435) per year
The tuition fees for international students studying undergraduate programmes in the 2021/22 academic year are £12,750. This fee is set for each year of study. There may be slight increase in the year 2022/23 entry.

This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022



Parkgate Road,



CH1 4BJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Cambridge A Levels or International Baccalaureate Diploma. IELTS: 6.0 (Min. 5.5 in each-sub-skill).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Chester

The University of Chester is home to students from 130 countries and is the #2 University in the UK for international students (WhatUni? 2020).

  • Ranked #2 the UK for international students (WhatUni? 2020)
  • 200+ courses available with a focus on practical learning
  • Diverse international student body
  • Guaranteed accommodation for international students

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