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De Montfort University

Midwifery

UCAS Code: B720

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


120 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A levels or equivalent including at least one of the following subjects at grade B or above or equivalent; Health and Social Care, Biology, Sports Science, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Sociology. (excluding General Studies). A maximum of 16 points can be counted from AS level subjects

Our Access requirements are currently under review. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.

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

DDM

Must be achieved from a BTEC in Health & Social Care or Applied Science.

120 points including at least two subjects at advanced higher level with Health and Social Care; Sports Science; Chemistry; Biology; Physics; Psychology or Sociology at grade B. General Studies not accepted

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120

Must be from a maximum of 3 A levels or equivalent including at least one of the following subjects at grade B or above or equivalent; Health and Social Care, Biology, Sports Science, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Sociology. (excluding General Studies). A maximum of 16 points can be counted from AS level subjects

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Midwifery

Midwives are the lead professional for all healthy women with straightforward pregnancies. For women with complex pregnancies they work as the key coordinator of care within the multidisciplinary team, liaising closely with obstetricians, general practitioners, health visitors/public health practitioners and maternity support workers/maternity care assistants.

Midwives have an increasingly greater public health role aiming to meet the challenges of reducing inequalities and improving maternal and family health midwifery education, whilst rooted in normality prepares midwives to care for all women including those with complex medical, obstetric and social needs. It prepares and develops midwives to be skilled and safe, empathic and trustworthy, developing skills of autonomy and accountability within multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams.

**From September 2020, all midwifery degree students will receive at least £5,000 a year with up to £3,000 additional funding available. Further information, including eligible health professional courses, can be found here.**

Key features

- Student midwives at DMU have an overall satisfaction score of 100%, according to the National Student Survey 2019.

- Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) with eligibility to register with the NMC upon graduation enabling extensive career opportunities in the UK and worldwide (subject to country-specific criteria)

- The course is split evenly between theoretical teaching and practical placements, giving you the chance to develop your skills in NHS hospitals, midwifery-led units and community areas, with support from practising midwives.

- You will study a range of topics including introduction to midwifery and professional practice, complexity in childbearing, critical skills for midwifery practice and new born baby theory.

- Benefit from an established breastfeeding clinic hosted by students and staff, where you can put theory into practice working alongside lecturers who are all qualified midwives.

- Awarded Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation, acknowledging DMU’s high standard of breastfeeding education and equipping you with the skills needed to support new mothers.

- Gain international experience related to your studies through our DMU Global programme, which has enabled students to understand the healthcare provision in Amsterdam, witness midwifery care in Peru and teach children about health-hygiene in India.

* Benefit from two intakes per academic year, allowing you to start your studies in September 2021 or January 2022.*

Modules

YEAR ONE: Caring and Compassion; Communication and Contextual issues for Childbearing; Scientific Underpinnings of Midwifery Care.

YEAR TWO: Evidence-Based Holistic Midwifery; Complexity in Childbearing; Critical Skills for Midwifery Practice.

YEAR THREE: Dissertation; Continuity and Midwifery Practice; Midwife as Leader.

Assessment methods

• A wide variety of teaching and learning methods are used, putting you at the centre of learning. This includes enquiry based learning which encourages thinking and application of theory to practice.

You maintain an electronic professional portfolio throughout the course, which assists with your continuous assessment in practice. Theory is assessed by exams, assignments and presentations throughout.

You must attend all theoretical and practice-based teaching. The theoretical teaching is normally 30 hours per week but varies as the course progresses with more self-directed learning and additional reading.

Clinical practice placements are currently based on a 37.5 hour week but because of the shift patterns allocated they may be more one week and less the next.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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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.

87%
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
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
100%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Health professionals
1%
Health associate 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.

£27k

£27k

£27k

£27k

£27k

£27k

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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