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Midwifery

Entry requirements


General Studies is not accepted.

including Distinction / Merit profile (maximum 9 Passes)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

• GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language/Welsh Language (first language) and Grade C/4 in Maths or the equivalent in Numeracy and Communication Essential Skills, level 2. A minimum of O4 from Irish Leaving Certificate.

Pass required

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM-DDM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

We will also consider other BTEC qualifications in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications.

Minimum of 5 Scottish Highers - some subject specific grades/Advanced Highers may be required.

T Level qualifications are accepted on a case by case basis.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

B720 BM (Hons) Midwifery degree course The entry requirements outline the minimum educational requirements. If selected, applicants will be expected to attend an interview and undergo further screening for entry into the Midwifery course. Entry Process for Professional Courses: All applicants must satisfy a range of entry criteria – consult the NMC’s Standards for Preregistration Nursing Education for information. NMC entry requirements include demonstrating good health and good character. The School requires all candidates to undertake a criminal record check and other requirements for demonstrating good character; the local Health Board will be responsible for setting the requirement for good health. The criminal record check will include an enhanced DBS check for the child and adult workforce including a check of the barred lists. Applicants who have lived outside the UK are also required to undertake a criminal records check in their countries of residence.? Candidates with entry qualifications older than 5 years must demonstrate evidence of recent study at an appropriate level. For further information and advice please contact the School at [email protected] Academic requirements: Offers are tariff based, 112 - 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: • A Levels • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge: MMM - DMM • Technical Extended Diploma: MMM - DDM • International Baccalaureate Diploma • Extended Project Qualification • Access: Access including Distinction / Merit profile (maximum 9 Passes) • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma • Welsh Baccalaureate • Irish Leaving Certificate: 112 - 120 points from a minimum of 4 Higher Subjects • FETAC QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies: Distinction Profile • General Studies is not accepted. We welcome applications from mature students who are completing an Access HE Diploma or who have evidence of recent study at *Level 3 or above in the past five years which meets our entry requirements; please note that we do not accept NVQ Level 3/QCF Level 3 as a means of meeting our entry qualifications. *For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com

We will accept this qualification in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications.

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Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Midwifery

The role of the midwife in promoting normal, physiological birth is the main focus of this course and Bangor University is the only university in Wales with UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) accreditation. You’ll explore how the midwife strives to optimise maternal and new-born health and the childbirth experience for all women and their families and we offer clinical placements in a variety of settings that include community locations, maternity units and midwife-led units.

The School of Health Sciences offers a full-time three-year Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons) degree programme leading to registration as a midwife with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This programme currently commences annually in September and is full time over 45 weeks each year with 7 weeks of set annual leave.

After an initial block of theory, clinical placement experiences, which make up approximately half of your learning, will introduce you to the role of the midwife, both in the community and hospital setting, where opportunities arise for you to attend home births as well as births in free standing midwifery led units and local maternity units. You’ll experience multi-disciplinary team working, in addition to academic staff working in partnership with local health providers, including Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, which ensures your learning is of the highest quality. Local geography will afford you the possibility of placement experiences in rural and remote settings. Our staff have a wide range of clinical experience at the forefront of their professional fields and in leading healthcare and medically-related research programmes which are transforming the quality and delivery of healthcare in Wales and internationally.

Additionally, we anticipate that elective placements still be available to you within the revised programme and in the past our students have used this opportunity to observe care provision across the UK and internationally.

Elements of the course will be available through the medium of Welsh and you’ll be supported to access the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol incentives. There will also be opportunities to experience bilingual practice in some parts of the region. For more information on the School's bilingual provision?click here.

This course is currently validated against the Nursing and Midwifery Standards for Pre-registration Education, 2009. The programme will be revised and validated against the new NMC Future Midwife Standards (2019), including the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Registered Midwives, for September 2022 entrants.

The Midwifery Programme at Bangor University is currently the only one in Wales with UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) accreditation. BFI University Accreditation will ensure you’ll qualify with a firm foundation of evidence based knowledge in relation to breastfeeding. By ensuring that future midwives qualify with excellent knowledge and skills to support women to breastfeed, along with skills for life-long learning, the midwifery programme at Bangor University can make an important contribution to improving public health in Wales and beyond. Bangor University has an active Student Midwife Society (BUSMS) who have successfully raised money for local causes and have also organised, managed and hosted an ‘All Wales Student Midwives’ conference.

Early applications for Midwifery are strongly encouraged as the course usually fills all its places well before the end of the admissions cycle and Bangor can't guarantee to consider any applications submitted after the initial UCAS closing date in January each year.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
high
Midwifery

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Midwifery

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

94%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,128
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Nursing and midwifery professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing and midwifery

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£27k

£27k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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