Taught course

Midwifery (Pre Registration)

University of Cumbria · Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

Applicants with 2:1 or higher in a relevant subject such as Nursing will be considered. Plus minimum of GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language, Mathematics, and Biology or Combined Science. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted. Students with equivalent experience/qualifications in a field relevant to the proposed study area may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

You want to change the lives of birthing parents, newborns and families during this significant period of their lives. Prepare for a rewarding and fulfilling career supporting the growth of families, before, during, and after the delivery process.

Become a highly educated midwife with the potential for management, leadership, consultancy, educational and research roles.

The MSc Midwifery (Pre-registration) course aims to prepare you for the complex, demanding, and rewarding area of midwifery. Become an advocate for birthing parents and newborn infants and collaborate with the wider health team to ensure a safe and successful journey. You'll build on your undergraduate experience and become a fully-qualified midwife in three years. Upon successful graduation, you'll be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a qualified midwife.

To gain vital real-world experience, 50% of your course is spent on placement. Placement experience provides opportunities for you to experience pregnancy and childbearing over the full continuum and includes shorter spoke placements offering a variety of experience in areas such as special care baby units, theatres and strengthening family teams. This course will allow you to obtain sought-after postgraduate credentials, with a NHS Band 5 prospective starting salary.


  • Have the opportunity to undertake work-based practice (worth 50% of your time) to reinforce the theory developed during on-campus classes.
  • Be supported by lectures with extensive experience in clinical midwifery and who are all registered Midwives with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Have access to our state of the art midwifery clinical skills facilities within the University which will enable you to develop your hands on clinical skills in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Be provided with a wide variety of learning opportunities in practice as well as varying academic assessments including written work, presentations, practical exams (OSCEs) and professional discussions.
  • Register as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the UK upon graduation.

Year one

  • Midwifery Practice 1
  • The Midwife as Professional 1
  • Universal Care 1
  • Additional Care 1

Year two

  • Midwifery Practice 2
  • The Midwife as Professional 2
  • Universal Care 2
  • Additional Care 2

Year three

  • Midwifery Practice 3
  • Physical Assessment and Management of the Newborn
  • Midwife as Professional, Scholar and Leader

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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