Hospital Placement Locations:
Across Norfolk and Suffolk (TBC)
2 years full-time.
See Entry Requirements section below.
You can apply for student midwife positions when they become live. Links to the NHS website will become available approximately four months before the start date.
This course is designed for registered nurses to train as midwives. This course will enable you to acquire appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to deliver safe and high-quality midwifery care for all women and their partners. It will also equip you to develop interpersonal and negotiation skills that can be utilised within a range of multidisciplinary settings to improve choice, access and continuity of care for childbearing women and their families.
The course is divided into theoretical (50%) and practice components (50%). The practice learning and assessments takes place in a range of clinical placements.
Successful students can gain registration as a midwife on the Nursing and Midwifery Professional Register. We are committed to embedding the NHS Constitution's Values into everything we do: they define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students, underpinning the work we do in the theoretical and in the practice settings. View the full NHS England Constitution and Values.
Further useful information on the NHS Constitution's Values can be found on the Health Education East of England YouTube Channel.
The course consists of a combination of theory and practice.
Clinical placements are an integral part of the course and account for 50% of the programme. Experience will be gained in a variety of hospital and community environments.
The main site for the academic component of the programme is the Ipswich Campus. This course is delivered in partnership with six local NHS Trusts across the East of England region.
Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.
This qualification provides opportunities for employment as a midwife in community and hospital settings within the NHS and in private or independent practice. Future careers in clinical practice, research, management and education are all possible options. Students are also able to work across the European Union, plus other countries where this qualification is recognised.
Fees and finance
Students who are successful in getting on to this course will be salaried as a band 5 nurse by the respective NHS trust. Applications for the course should be made through NHS Jobs.
Students will need to apply for an undergraduate loan for tuition fees for the course. They may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to support their travelling.
- Active registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Nurse (Adult) first level status. This must be maintained to meet the NMC revalidation requirements for the duration of the course.
- A Degree or Diploma in Higher Education or 60 level 5 credits and
- Six months’ full-time post registration experience within the last two years.ars
Any offer of a place will be subject to:
- Successful interview
- Satisfactory health checks
- Satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
- Two satisfactory references
For applicants whose first language is not English, but who have been living in the UK for less than two years (or have not lived in the UK at all), we accept IELTS 7.0.
Recognition of prior learning is not permitted for pre-registration midwifery programmes. Therefore all modules are mandatory.