Explore Midwifery at Salford

Midwifery birthing simulator at University of Salford

Midwifery is one of the most rewarding careers, offering excellent employability prospects alongside a unique professional role. At its heart is the provision of expert, respectful care tailored to a woman’s individual circumstances and needs. Midwives are central to the provision of high-quality maternity care to mothers and babies across the world.

As a student here you will gain comprehensive knowledge of the craft and science of midwifery with excellent teaching and mentorship from academics and experienced clinicians who are committed to excellence in midwifery education, practice, and research.

Salford was one of the first UK universities to be awarded UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation, and in 2015 we were reaccredited with the highest mark ever awarded. UNICEF was highly complementary of the midwifery staff and students, praising their knowledge, skill and enthusiasm.

Studying midwifery at the University of Salford, you will acquire the skills and knowledge to optimise the normal biological, psychological, social and cultural processes of childbirth and learn how to provide the safest evidence-based care for women and babies through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Salford Stories: Nicolette Peel - Bsc (Hons) Midwifery

Why should you study Midwifery at the University of Salford?


We are a UNICEF Baby Friendly University and our students achieved the highest marks of any UK university within the Baby Friendly accreditation assessment in 2015


We have excellent links with local NHS trusts


On successful completion of this degree, you will be eligible to register as a midwife on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register.

Our Facilities

When training to be a midwife, it helps to be able to practice new skills in a safe environment under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. We have a number of clinical skills rooms that enhance your learning through practice - from taking blood pressure, to giving CPR and more complicated procedures.

We also have a home birth room which can be used to simulate giving birth at home or a water birth.

We use a maternal and fetal simulation system called Noelle which allows you to appreciate the birthing experience from the onset of labour, through delivery, to treatment of the mother after delivery.

Birthing simulators are used to ensure you understand the mechanisms involved in labour and birth and have an opportunity to simulate a birth and explore relevant issues and feelings in a non-clinical environment. Breech births and mechanisms for Occipto posterior positions can also be demonstrated with these simulators.

Models to simulate urethral catheterisation and cervical assessment also aim to develop initial competence to ensure confidence prior to undertaking the skills with mentor support in clinical practice

We also have breast feeding manikins to promote understanding of lactation and procedures such as hand expression of milk are available. These are part of the measures in place to ensure our students are educated in-line with UNICEF's baby friendly initiative.

Take a 360 tour of the facilities here

Did you know?

Our state-of-the-art patient simulation laboratories used by Nursing and Midwifery students are so realistic that they have been used to film hospital settings in various TV dramas. Our simulation suites were most recently featured in the Netflix thriller The Stranger. 

Get in touch

Our friendly team will answer any questions you may have. You can contact us through email enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.