A dynamic, stimulating and challenging course that prepares you for the real world of twenty-first century midwifery.Study to become a midwife in facilities described by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as ‘a beacon for the future development of health education in this country’. You develop all the skills needed to provide essential support, care and advice for women and their families during pregnancy, labour, birth and afterwards. **What you study** Year one concentrates on childbirth as a normal and healthy life event. You work on developing your skills and confidence in recognising normal situations. Year two focuses on the care and management of more complex cases. In this year you move on to more advanced midwifery practice where you develop skills in managing the abnormal situations in midwifery and referring as appropriate. Year three blends all previous experiences in readiness for management of a small caseload of women and practice beyond registration as a midwife. In your final year, you also write a research proposal, where you develop your specialist understanding and analytical skills by investigating a topic relating to midwifery. The assignment is based on a topic of your choice. This provides an opportunity for you to explore complex and sometimes contentious issues for mothers and midwives, for example women’s decision making around their childbirth experiences. **Facilities** We provide modern facilities to help you develop clinical skills and specialist knowledge for your career. You study in our purpose-built Robert Winston Building on Collegiate Campus. Its clinical suites include mock birthing facilities that simulate the home or hospital environments in which you learn and work. This makes it easier to make the links between theory and practice in the real world with confidence. **Placements and work experience** Practice-based learning is central to your development, and you spend 50% of each year on clinical placements in a hospital or community setting with Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley or Doncaster and Bassetlaw trusts. By learning this way, you will find that your academic study supports your learning in clinical practice. You are provided with a mentor to help develop your skills. At least two of the above trusts provide your practice placements. This helps to broaden your experiences and increases your employability. To complete your practical training, you carry out a 12-week placement in the community with a small caseload, supported by your midwife mentor in your final year. **Professional recognition** This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them. You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a midwife in the UK.