Midwifery Undergraduate Courses

Midwives are in high demand. Study with us and take your first step into a satisfying career, where you will be able to make a positive impact every day.

Midwifery is a challenging, yet rewarding career. A midwife provides care to women and families at one of the most important times of their lives. As a qualified midwife, you will be responsible for providing care and supporting women to make informed choices about their care.

Undergraduate Midwifery courses

What is the role of a midwife?

Midwives provide skilled, knowledgeable, respectful and compassionate care for all women, newborn infants and their families. They work across the continuum from pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labour and birth, postpartum and the early weeks of a newborns life. This includes women's future reproductive health, well-being and decisions in promoting very early child development and the parents transition to parenthood.


Following registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, midwives can work in the trust obstetric maternity unit, midwife led unit or in the community. Midwives may specialise in roles such as diabetes specialist midwife, bereavement services, vulnerable women or safeguarding. Midwives can also work in managerial, research or teaching roles.

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Live Virtual Undergraduate Open Day

Join our Live Virtual Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 13 March from 10am – 2pm and find out all you need to know about studying at the University of Derby.

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Adapting to the pandemic: midwives and maternity services

The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting on health care services beyond any expectations. Jayne Leverton, our Lead Midwife for Education and Senior Lecturer, looks at the effect the pandemic has had on maternity services.

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