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Midwifery

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Must include Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or Science subject. A maximum of 3 subjects are considered A-levels or Level 3 equivalents Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project

AS

A,C

Must include Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or Science subject at A-level or Level 3 equivalent Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of two AS-Level subjects can be considered along with two A-levels or a combination of equivalent Level 3 qualifications

Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at Level 3 with 18 credits at Merit or Distinction (of which 24 must be in Science or Health related subject) If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent. You are not required to hold three GCSEs in total and GCSE Science is not required

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five subjects at grade C/4 or above must include Mathematics, English language and Science subject Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are not accepted. Acceptable level 2 Mathematics, English language and Health and Social Care or Science subject:- Scottish National 5 Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish Credit Standard Grade - Five subjects at grade 2 or above • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment • Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application

HNC (BTEC)

P

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 Must be in Health or Science related subject

HND (BTEC)

P

Pass with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 Must be in Health or Science related subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 128 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H1-H7 (or A-D/A1-D3)) Must include Health, Psychology, Sociology or Science subject in Higher Level

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the OCR level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

Must be in either Health and Social Care or Science subject

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the OCR level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate or one of the accompanying A-levels / level 3 equivalents must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s)Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDD

Must be in either Health and Social Care or Science subject

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Certificate or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

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

DDD

Must be in Health and Social Care or Science subject

128 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

128 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Sociology or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Achieve a minimum of 128 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCC. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Must include Health, Psychology, Sociology or Science subject at Higher level or above

UCAS Tariff

128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Midwifery

**The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which regulates midwives and midwife education is changing the standards required to be a midwife, and as a result there will be a new course structure from September 2021. The updated NMC-approved course information will be available on our website by mid - 2021. In the meantime, more information about the new standards can be found on the NMC website.**

Midwives are the first and main contact for the expectant mother, providing information on health issues, pregnancy, the birth and practical caring skills so that mothers can make informed choices about the services and options available. Our course will provide you with a wide range of experiences focused on the needs of women, you and your fellow students, service providers and the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

You'll train using purpose built facilities including our Virtual Home Environment, commended by the NMC for creating live simulations for student to rehearse practical scenarios, while receiving continuous individual support and encouragement from both your personal tutor and course mentors. Our physical facilities include a home environment, birthing area and teaching tools, including use of a birth simulator and neonatal manikins to help simulate a variety of birth scenarios.

We have also been awarded the Unicef Stage 1 Baby Friendly Initiative. It's rare for a university to achieve this, which highlights just how detailed our best practice is around this vital area. Our staff are all registered midwives with a diverse range of clinical experience and interest. They work hard to ensure their teaching reflects every day up to date midwifery practice. Upon qualification you'll be eligible for registration with the NMC means you can practice in the UK and overseas. In addition, you'll also have the opportunity to gain the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination(NIPE) qualification.

Extracurricular opportunities include international visits through our Go Abroad scheme.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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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.

75%
med
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

89%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
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
26%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
E
C

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.

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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
98%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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

£28k

£28k

£30k

£30k

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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