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Midwifery

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

At least a grade B in either Biology, Human biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

You must pass the Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3 including 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit. This must include 15 L3 credits at Merit in a Science related subject in either Biology, Human biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE (or equivalent) Maths, English and Science at Grade 4/C (or above) Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisations."

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

DDM

BTEC must include a Science related subject in either Biology, Human biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology

T Level

D

UCAS Tariff

120-128

We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any subject specifics are outlined below in the Further Information section, and these specifics are applicable across all equivalent qualifications. A strong application/performance and appropriate experience will be taken into account where typical criteria is not met.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Midwifery

Gain the practical skills you'll need with a degree that meets the standards and competencies set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as well as the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly standards - an important quality mark for trusts.

- **RANKINGS**: Top 20 University for Nursing & Midwifery courses in the Guardian League Table 2021.

- **ACCREDITATION**: This degree is designed to?meet the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly?standards*, the gold-standard for midwifery programmes: and an important quality mark for trusts

- **TEACHING HERITAGE**: Derby has a?70-year track record in providing high-quality healthcare education and strong links with the local NHS trusts.

- **IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE**: Our course helps you become a knowledgeable, highly skilled, and compassionate midwife. You’ll learn the technical and interpersonal skills needed to ensure care is coordinated and tailored to individual women and new-born infants across diverse settings.

- ** PLACEMENTS**: 50% of the course is made up of practical placements, so you'll develop essential clinical skills and gain a genuine feel for the practicalities and demands of the profession. These placements could be in the community, on antenatal and postnatal wards, in day assessment units, labour wards, and birth centres.

- **FIRST-CLASS FACILITIES**: We offer outstanding learning environments including Clinical Skills Suites built to professional standards with replica wards, counselling rooms and treatment rooms that are fully equipped with the latest clinical resources. Our specialist midwifery equipment includes a birthing pool, birthing beds, birthing stools and birthing balls, as well as model abdomens, pelvises and breasts.

- **FINANCIAL SUPPORT**: You will be able to access a funding package made up of tuition fee loans and support for your living costs. You can also secure grants — which do not have to be repaid — to cover childcare and the costs of travelling to your placement.

**WHAT YOU'LL COVER:**
Midwives work through many stages of the mother's journey: pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labour and birth,?postpartum (after childbirth),?and the early days of?the?new-born’s?life. You will support women's wellbeing, future reproductive health, and their transition to parenthood.
You'll?work in partnership with?women,?enabling and empowering their views, preferences and decisions. As a midwife, you will make a vital contribution to the quality and safety of maternity care.

**HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:**
We assess you in various ways depending on the module, such as by:
- written assignments

- oral examinations (VIVAs)

- objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE)

- written examinations, and

- case studies

**YOUR CAREER:**
This programme provides all the theoretical?and practical elements you need to meet the NMC standards and be eligible for registration on the midwifery section of the NMC professional register. It will help you to start a new and highly-rewarding career, as a competent, confident and autonomous midwife, who is capable of making a real, positive difference to the lives of women and their new-born infants, partners and families. Once you have graduated and are on the register, you should be able to get an NHS position as a Registered (Graduate) Midwife (NHS Band 5) which will progress to band 6 following successful completion of the trust preceptorship programme. This qualification is also recognised in Europe, as well as other countries, so you could look for a midwife position overseas. After several years, you could progress to be a?ward-based manager, specialist midwife, researcher?or lecturer.

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
£14,045
per year
International
£14,045
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Health Care Practice

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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.

93%
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.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

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
92%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Teaching and educational 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

£26k

£26k

£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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