What students say about midwifery
Midwifery is a very full-on course running right from September to August (so don't expect the long holidays that other students get). It is very interesting and also very challenging as sometimes we have to deal with emotional or emergency situations whilst on placement. The topics we study are varied, looking at anatomy and physiology, politics and health policies, public/sexual health and sociology, as well as learning practical skills required for midwifery in the skills labs within the university.2nd year, University of Central Lancashire
My course has both uni days and placement days. On placement I work all sorts of shifts. Course content is good, just everything you need to know about being a midwife. It's pretty challenging in the sense that there's so much you need to do and in terms of learning your own styles and developing on how you use information.1st year, Edinburgh Napier University
We have two days a week in uni and three days on placement. I feel that this is enough as we learn more when out in practice. The midwifery course is brilliant, although challenging, but this is expected. On my particular course, the assignments are well spaced out and are mainly essay based, with one presentation assignment in each year. Assessment takes place constantly in practice.1st year, Edge Hill University
What you need to get on a course
Subjects you need
A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
- Biology or another science
Useful to have
Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.
- January application
- October application
- Personal statement
- Entry test
- Work experience
Personal statement advice
Want to be a midwife? Your personal statement must convince admissions tutors you understand there's more to midwifery than just delivering babies to stand out in this competitive field.
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Longer term career paths
Jobs where this degree is useful
- Midwifery team leader
- Delivery suite manager
Other real-life job examples
- Care worker
- Adult nurse
What employers like about this subject
Gaining a degree in midwifery will help to provide you with the skills needed to supervise births, support pregnant women and care for new-born children. Useful transferable skills gained by studying midwifery include communication, team-working and time management skills, plus the ability to make decisions under pressure. Midwives tend to work for hospitals or health services.