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Midwifery

Entry requirements


112 - 128 UCAS points (excluding General Studies). Must include Biology/Human Biology if no GCSE Science at grade C/4.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Students must have 21 credits in a biology related subject if no GCSE Science C/4.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above, including Mathematics, English Language and Science (must be achieved at point of application). Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths is accepted in place of GCSE English and Maths.

112 - 128 UCAS points (excluding General Studies). Must include Biology/Human Biology if no GCSE Science at grade C/4.

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

DDD

DDD in a health or science related subject

112 - 128 UCAS points (excluding General Studies). Must include Biology/Human Biology if no GCSE Science at grade C/4.

UCAS Tariff

112-128

Science study (Biology/Human Biology) required.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Midwifery

**Course overview**
- Midwifery is a rewarding career and at the University of Central Lancashire, we aim to help you develop into a confident and competent midwife, effectively supporting women and their families through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

- Being a midwife is more than just delivering babies, it is about providing care to women and families at one of the most important times of their lives. A midwife is usually the first and main contact for the woman and her family during her pregnancy, throughout labour and in the period following the birth of the baby. As a qualified midwife, you’ll be responsible for providing care and supporting women to make informed choices about their care.

- You’ll benefit from a case-based approach to learning, where you will learn how to adapt your specialist knowledge to each woman’s individual circumstances and wishes, resulting in a more positive experience for both of you. At the end of this degree programme, which is divided between academic study and clinical practical, you will be professionally registered as a midwife.

- You’ll spend approximately 50% of your time in theory and 50% of your time in clinical practice, allowing you to put theory into practice, within a safe and welcoming environment. Throughout the course you’ll be supported by lecturers and clinical midwife mentors on this challenging yet exciting course.

- Midwifery is a research and evidence based career, therefore we encourage and support you to continue onto further study. At the University of Central Lancashire, we offer a dedicated MSc in Midwifery as well as opportunities for you to progress onto a PhD and other research programmes.

**Why study with us**
- Bachelor of Science with Honours in Midwifery is ranked 1st in the UK with 100% of students satisfied with teaching (National Student Survey 2020)

- Our midwifery degree programmes have been handed the prestigious Unicef UK Baby Friendly Award for the high levels of education in breastfeeding provided to students.

- The midwifery education team is supported by internationally renowned researchers in Midwifery and Infant Nutrition.

**Further information**
- Once you complete the course, you will become a registered midwife, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You’ll have the opportunity to apply to work as a midwife within the NHS or within other independent midwifery settings. As your knowledge and expertise increase, you could move into more senior practitioner roles, become a team or unit manager.

- You may also have the opportunity to work abroad, exploring midwifery in a global context.

- Midwifery is a research and evidence based career, therefore we encourage and support you to continue onto further study. At the University of Central Lancashire, we offer a dedicated MSc in Midwifery as well as opportunities for you to progress onto a PhD and other research programmes.

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory Modules: Midwife 1, Woman and childbearing 1, Baby and family 1

Year 2: Compulsory Modules: Midwife 2, Woman and childbearing 2, Baby and family 2, Altered health in pregnancy

Year 3: Compulsory Modules: Midwife 3, Woman and childbearing 3, Baby and family 3, Professional practitioner

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course locations:

University of Central Lancashire

Burnley Campus

Department:

School of Community Health 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.

89%
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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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

93%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
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
1%
Male students
99%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
97%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Caring personal services
1%
Welfare and housing 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.

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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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