University of chester midwifery

University of chester midwifery

Midwifery, Child and Reproductive Health

Riverside Campus, Chester

The Department of Midwifery, Child and Reproductive Health delivers courses for pre and post-qualification midwives, and also a range of modules relating to Reproductive and Sexual Health.

Academic Programme

The following courses are delivered through the department;

Midwifery (BSc)

Maternal and Women’s Reproductive Health (MSc)

Return to Practice Midwifery

The Faculty’s Pre-registration Nursing provision, incluidng the BN Children’s Nursing is delivered by a cross-departmental team of staff, with both core and Child Field-specific content.


Key Department Contacts:

The Head of Department is Kim Gibbon; or 01244 512265

The Deputy Head of Department is Jane Harris; or 01244 512263

The Department Administrator is Shirley Bowers; or 01244 513382

University of chester midwifery


BSc (Hons)

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

Course overview

Our course will prepare you to become a driven, reflective, safe practitioner. After completing the course, you will be able to register as a midwife on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) professional register. Many of our graduates have progressed to work as advanced midwife practitioners, ward managers or have specialised roles within safeguarding, perinatal mental health, fetal medicine, public health, normality, homebirth teams or in caring for specific groups, such as teenagers.

Why Study Midwifery 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, which allows you to bring practice experience back into the classroom setting to enrich the next week’s sessions.

During the summer term you will spend 30 hours in practice, which allows for consolidation of your learning.

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

Find out more about our course on our blogs:

Midwifery at Chester: Delivering the future you want

Midwifery round-up