Canterbury Christ Church University Midwifery

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Canterbury Christ Church University Midwifery

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to apply for registration with the midwifery governing body and practice as a midwife. It is designed to equip you to work as a midwife offering support, care and advice for women during pregnancy, labour and in the early postnatal period.

The role of a midwife entails working autonomously to promote normal birth, identifying changes in pregnancy which might require referral to other health and social care professionals, carrying out emergency procedures when necessary, providing counselling and education for the woman and her family throughout pregnancy and childbirth, and promoting health in the community.

The midwifery teaching team will share their vast experience and knowledge of contemporary midwifery. Placement areas will provide a diverse experience. We have authentic simulation suites, where you can develop practical skills that will help to set you up for a life-long career in midwifery.

What will I study?

Throughout the course you will develop practical midwifery skills and knowledge required to care for women experiencing normal pregnancy and those women who develop complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

You will learn how to care for and nurture healthy newborn babies as well as those with complex needs, and be introduced to pharmacology and pathophysiology within the context of pregnancy and childbirth. You will be encouraged to question practice and place women and families at the centre of care.

You will develop knowledge and understanding of current issues and challenges in midwifery practice and in the wider field of public health, which is an important strand of the course. You will critically explore the law and ethics in midwifery practice. This course is subject to the approval of a relevant statutory regulatory body, which allows students to apply for registration upon successful completion of the course.

To ensure our students experience the most current and relevant health and social care education, we are excited to be offering a newly designed programme of interprofessional education from September 2017, designed to reflect the rapidly evolving dimensions of the health and social care sector and the needs of the ndividual. The interprofessional education is based on years of experience that we have in teaching collaborative learning.

Within the new design our aim is to give students the opportunity to embrace and capture their interprofessional placement experiences and use of interprofessional interactions through simulation activities, such as role play, use of discussion boards and online simulated activities. These, and other activities, will support your learning, teaching and assessment.

Work experience

Clinical placements are an integral part of the course.

Module information

Year 1

Year one modules lay out the foundations that underpin normal midwifery practice, both the knowledge and clinical skills, whilst at the same time you will start to gain an appreciation of the importance of evidence based practice and interprofessional working.

Year 2

Year two modules will build on the knowledge gained in year one and will also consider the public health role of the midwife. The taught content includes a consideration of the international context of midwifery practice and the care of women and babies with altered health states.

Year 3

Year three modules will develop your knowledge further, ensuring you develop the skills to care for women and babies with complex health needs, whilst considering the legal/ethical context of practice and how practice can develop in the future.

Throughout each year you will participate in learning and teaching to develop your graduate attributes.


The 2017/18 annual tuition fees for this course are:

From 1 August 2017, new students in England on nursing, midwifery and most allied health professional (AHP) pre-registration courses will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs, rather than getting an NHS grant. Visit our page on Health Education Funding in 2017/18 or find out more at

UK/EU Overseas
Full-time  £9,250*  TBC
Part-time  N/A  N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

*Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2017/18 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,165 in Year 0.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English language, mathematics and science at grade C or above are required.

    A typical offer would be BBB at A2 level, or equivalent