University of Cumbria
Midwifery (Pre Registration) MSc
University of Cumbria

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The midwifery programme has been designed to incorporate the six domains specified in the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Education (2019).

Modules within the curriculum have utilised the University curriculum design framework to provide relevant and coherent learning opportunities to deliver a high-quality student experience and support your progression and success. Modules are designed to become progressively challenging at each level using learning and achievement from earlier levels as a foundation. Continuity of care and carer are linked to improved health outcomes for mother and baby, as well as greater satisfaction with care and these are key elements embedded within the programme.

Graduate destinations The midwifery programme prepares you for the variety of settings in which you may eventually work by ensuring that you develop knowledge, experience and confidence to be able to work with service users as partners and with other healthcare professionals.

The programme has been developed to meet the key themes within the Standards of Proficiency for Midwives (NMC 2019).  On completion of the programme, you will be eligible to apply to join the NMC Register, allowing you to practice as a midwife. The need for qualified midwives is ever-expanding, so you can be confident that your qualification will open up many opportunities for employment.

A full range of assessment methods has been selected in order to enhance student learning and to help students to demonstrate the extent to which they have achieved all the module learning outcomes, and, overall, the programme aims. Each module’s learning outcomes relate to the module assessment item(s). All modules are summatively assessed and must be passed. Formative assessments are also used throughout several modules. Students have an opportunity across the programme to reflect on their progression and their development. These personal reflections contribute to and are evidenced in assessments through a variety of means. Types and methods of assessment will include professional discussions, written assignments, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE’s), presentations, portfolio and dissertation. Authentic assessment methods are utilised to provide effective feedback and feed forward recommendations to enable student success. Assessment load is specifically designed to be timely and prevent assessment overload. Anonymous marking will be employed wherever possible within the programme.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Midwifery (Pre Registration), MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

1st or upper 2nd class honours degree (2:1) in a relevant subject such as Nursing will be considered. Plus minimum of GCSEs with grade C or grade 4, to include English Language, Mathematics, and Biology or Combined Science. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted. Students with equivalent experience / qualifications in a field relevant to the proposed study area may be considered. As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers. Please note that Professional Bodies such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) have certain requirements regarding health and character status of applicants and their ability to meet the required core professional competencies and to practise safely without direct supervision.


Tuition Fees Midwifery (Pre Registration) MSc

England UK £9250
Northern Ireland £9250
Scotland £9250
Wales £9250

Additional fee information

Visit for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Cumbria in top UK and global rankings.

See all 6 university rankings of University of Cumbria

About University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria is an institution whose stated aims are to develop the region’s talent and capabilities, and also to attract new talent into the region. The university operates out of 7 distinct campuses, two of which are situated within World Heritage sites and is the only university in the UK to be set in a national park. Each distinct campus has something unique to offer prospective students.

Student composition of University of Cumbria

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
  • University of Cumbria - Adventure Beyond Campus (Carlisle)
  • University of Cumbria - Joseph Morell - BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation
  • University of Cumbria - Studying Physiotherapy: A Students View
  • University of Cumbria - Fay Codona - BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

Where is this programme taught

Fusehill Street, Carlisle
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Midwifery with Public Health (January) Msci (Hons) Birmingham City University 44% 0% 4% £9250 £12000 137 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Midwifery with Leadership MSc University of Leicester 80% 5% 10% - - 135 Leicester On campus Full-time
Enhanced Midwifery Care MSc City University London 80% 5% 10% £11020 £17690 135 London On campus Full-time
Midwifery (Shortened Programme - Postgraduate) MSc (PG) University of Worcester 80% 5% 10% £9250 £12700 135 Worcester On campus Full-time
Midwifery (Postgraduate Entry) MSc (PG) University of Bradford 80% 5% 10% £9250 £20118 135 Bradford On campus Full-time
Advanced Clinical Practice (Midwifery) MSc University of Bedfordshire 80% 5% 10% £8250 £13275 135 Luton On campus Part-time
Nursing and Midwifery MSc (Res) University of Huddersfield 80% 5% 10% £4647 £16000 135 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Midwifery Studies MSc Middlesex University 80% 5% 10% £61 £93 135 London On campus Part-time
Midwifery (Pre Registration) MSc University of Cumbria 80% 5% 10% £9250 - 135 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Midwifery (Postgraduate Entry) Msci (Hons) The University of Sheffield 80% 5% 10% £9250 - 135 Sheffield On campus Full-time