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University of Chester

UCAS Code: B720 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

To include A Level Biology, Human Biology or Applied Science

Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit or above and 15 Level 3 Biology credits at Distinction

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Including 5 in HL Biology

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

H3,H3,H3,H3

Including Biology or Human Biology

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

DDM-DMM

In the subject Applied Science. Other BTEC subjects will be considered but must be combined with A Level Biology, Human Biology or Applied Science. Please note we do not accept Health and Social Care in place of Biology.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

Including Biology or Human Biology

T Level

M

Health

UCAS Tariff

120

To include A Level Biology or a suitable equivalent.

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Midwifery

Be at the forefront of new life as you learn the fundamentals to becoming a dynamic, compassionate and competent midwife.

Our Midwifery course is balanced between theory and practice placement experience. Fifty per cent is theory based, and in our state-of-the-art simulation suite, we utilise high-fidelity, computer- assisted simulation mannequins to facilitate universal, additional care and emergency scenarios. This offers simulated reality and learning in a safe environment.

The other half of the course is based in practice, where you will be exposed to the realism of midwifery practice-based care, in which you will endeavour to reach your potential to become the best midwife you can be. You will be fully supported during practice placements by midwives who are either practice supervisors or assessors, and your university academic assessor.

As a future midwife, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) expect you to provide high-quality, safe, evidenced-based care for women and their families. After completing this course, you will be able to register as a midwife on the NMC professional register.

Many of our graduates now work as advanced midwife practitioners and ward managers, or have roles in specialised areas.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this course, please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment methods

Our course and modules are designed to support active learning using authentic assessments that mirror real life and reflect complex situations within practice. This will strengthen your knowledge and understanding and provides cohesive links between the modules across each of the years and facilitates progression. In line with principles of inclusivity and student-centred approaches, assessments are varied across the three years of the course. Summative assessments consist of:

Care Plans
Reflections
Essays
Podcast
Poster Presentations
Infographics
Portfolio
Narrative Literature Review
Written Exam / Online Exam
Midwifery Ongoing Record of Achievement [MORA].

Formative assessment is an important feature of the Midwifery course having a fundamental role in your learning journey, achievement and progression. All assessment meets the criteria set out by the NMC.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
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:

Chester

Department:

Health and Social Care

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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.

22%
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

41%
Staff make the subject interesting
56%
Staff are good at explaining things
52%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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
63%
IT resources
54%
Course specific equipment and facilities
11%
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
84%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

Midwifery

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

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Health professionals
0%
Welfare professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

£28k

£28k

£31k

£31k

£31k

£31k

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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You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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