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Midwifery

Entry requirements


120 to 128 points, to include a minimum of 2 A Levels including a Grade B in science, preferably Biology or Chemistry but Physics, Psychology and Sociology may also be considered. Excluding General Studies

Accepted in combination with other qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass with 45 level 3 credits, 30 must be at Distinction including 15 level 3 credits in Biology. A further 15 credits must be at Merit. Five GCSEs at C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science will be required.

Accepted in combination with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27-30

To include two subjects with Grade 5 at higher level, once must be a science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Sociology Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Obtain H1 H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 (all at Higher level) to include Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Sociology and a econd science . Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

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

DDM

Must be science related

Considered in combination

128 points to include BB at Advanced Highers to include B in a science. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

Accepted pathway: Health. Typical offer will be confirmed once an application is received

UCAS Tariff

120-128

Minimum 2 A Levels to include a Grade B at Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Psychology or Sociology. Excluding General Studies

Considered in combination

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Blended learning (full-time) | 2022

Subject

Midwifery

This Blended Learning programme will equip students with the knowledge, skills, interpersonal and cultural competence required to positively contribute to the health of childbearing women and their families, through individualised midwifery care, promoting continuity of care, personalisation and choice.

On completion, students will achieve a BSc (Hons) Midwifery, and will also be eligible to register as Midwives with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Each year of this three-year programme includes 45 weeks of learning, with 50% of this time spent on clinical placement.

This blended learning degree is suited to students who are self-motivated and able to study independently online, accessing engaging digital learning materials for the theoretical element, with regular support from tutors in local areas. Learning materials are prepared by a dedicated team of midwifery lecturers and associate professors based at the University of Plymouth, and students will be linked with a local tutor from this team.

Each week, students will also undertake integrated clinical placements in one of the maternity units across the South West of England, where practice supervisors support students to learn and progress to achieve the required NMC standards of proficiency for midwives.

The first year of the programme includes initial modules that will focus on the midwife as a professional and practitioner, clinical skills, factors influencing health and wellbeing, medication calculation and an introduction to research. The second year will build on essential midwifery knowledge and skills, and extend students’ understanding and application of theory and research to all areas of midwifery practice.

The final year will include a research or practice development project, and enable students to develop the ability to support women with more complex needs through pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period (including the newborn and infant physical examination – NIPE). Students qualifying as midwives following completion of the BSc (Hons) Midwifery at the University of Plymouth go on to practice as autonomous practitioners across the UK, with the potential to practice midwifery almost anywhere in the world.

The programme will also equip graduates for further educational development at MSc level and beyond.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

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.

90%
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

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
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

63%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
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
94%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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
99%
low
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
2%
Health associate professionals
1%
Health 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

£29k

£29k

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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