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University of Cumbria

Midwifery

UCAS Code: B720

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

Maximum of 3 A'levels, to include 40 points in Biology or P.E.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

60 Credits 45 Graded Credits at level 3. Including, 21 level 3 credits in Biology/Human Physiology

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

DDM-DDD

In applied Science or Health and Social Care (only where specific units have been studied, please see our web site for further information https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate/midwifery/)

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B-A,A,A,A

To include a grade A in Biology

UCAS Tariff

120-128

Must have studied Biology at Level 3

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Midwifery

Being a midwife is a rewarding and exciting profession and with this course you’ll confidently step into your career – as 100% of our students have done.

Bring your drive and dedication to become a successful midwife and we’ll give you a course packed with all of the skills and experience you need to become a Nursing and Midwifery Council qualified midwife.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

You’ll develop a sound knowledge of relevant anatomy, physiology and pathology, together with a deep understanding of the psycho-social context of childbirth.

And, our placement opportunities – which account for 50% of the course – mean that you’ll often put your clinical skills into practice, giving you the confidence to ease into your career as a midwife.

- We'll cover the cost of your uniform, DBS check**, Occupational Health check

- Eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council immediately after graduating

- Experience both city and rural healthcare systems – widening your nursing experience

- Our contacts with NHS Trusts and care providers provide fantastic employment prospects

- Closely supported by passionate tutors who are experienced midwives

- Boost your academic learning with practical sessions in our up-to-date mock wards and clinical simulation facilities

- Tutors carry out national and international research, are members of national advisory bodies and publish papers in their areas of expertise

- Placement opportunity in the UK or abroad (including Germany, Spain Kenya and Uganda)

- A thriving student-run Midwifery Society

You’ll learn the theory, but you’ll always be putting it into practice so you can graduate, ready to walk into a career supporting women and their families through pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.

So, if you dream of being a midwife and want to be among the 100% of our students who’ve moved into employment or further study within 6 months of graduating, then this is the course for you.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Nursing, Health and Professional Practice

TEF rating:
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What students say


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.

Nursing

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
11%
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
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Health professionals
1%
Childcare and related personal services

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.

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

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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