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About this course

Accreditations and partnerships:

  • Entry year: 2016/17
  • Course code: B711
  • Applications: UCAS
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Tariff points: 340
  • Department: Nursing and Midwifery
  • Campus: Glenside Campus
  • Duration: Three years; September and January intakes
  • Delivery: Full-time
  • Programme leader: Jo Jones
  • Key fact: This course leads to registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our strong links with employers, practical focus and the wide range of practice experience offered by our academic team mean that 95% of students are in work or further study six months after graduating.


Why study BSc(Hons) Midwifery?

Working as part of a multidisciplinary professional team in birth units, community and hospital settings midwives provide care and support for women and their babies during pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period. This exciting and demanding role carries great responsibility and is incredibly rewarding. The course will enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and values to become a confident, competent, compassionate midwife able to offer the highest quality of care.

Why study our course?

Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), BSc(Hons) Midwifery leads to professional registration as a midwife with the NMC. Our dynamic curriculum has been designed in collaboration with practice partners and midwifery service-users to provide a real-world learning experience. In addition to understanding good midwifery practice and studying the subjects that underpin it, you will develop strong inter-professional and interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with women, their babies and families, as well as healthcare professionals from other disciplines. Specialist optional modules offer the chance to enhance employability through developing additional knowledge and skills. With fully integrated work-based learning and outstanding onsite facilities, you will be taught by an enthusiastic, supportive team with a depth of experience as practicing midwives.

Real-world experience

The course has a strong practical focus, incorporating enquiry-based learning with extensive use of our Inter-professional Simulation Suite and its purpose-built birth room. Throughout your course, you will engage with service-users, practising midwives and other healthcare professionals in placements, in class and through online learning. At least half your time will be spent on placements with the NHS, in midwifery-led birth units, hospital and community settings.

Where it can take you

Midwives are in demand across the UK and there are many exciting career opportunities in a wide variety of hospital and community-based roles. Career progression opportunities may include  specialist or consultant midwifery practitioner roles, clinical midwifery managers, lecturers or researchers in midwifery.  

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