The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room. For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more


Entry requirements

A level


A-level: ABB including biology at grade A or B. Not general studies or critical thinking. 5 GCSE’S at grade C or above to include Science, Maths and English at grade B.

Access to HE Diploma


45 credits at level 3, which must be at distinction and include 15 credits from biology subjects + 5 GCSEs A* to C grade in Maths, English, a Science plus one other. We strongly advise you to contact the School to discuss the suitability of your chosen Access course. We consider Access Courses to be suitable for mature applicants (21 plus) who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education.

(Leaving Certificate): AABBBB including B in English and maths, and A in biology

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


BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF): Distinction/Distinction/Distinction in: Health and Social Care (Health Sciences); Health and Social Care (Health studies); Sport and Exercise Science. Must contain at least one-third biology content at Distinction. All BTEC modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.

Scottish Higher


Advanced Highers ABB including A in biology. We accept all subjects for the remaining grades.

UCAS Tariff


We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course

Course option


Full-time | 2021



Working as an individual or as part of a team midwives educate, inform and empower women to make their own choices to have the best birth experience they can have. A calm and caring nature and the ability to communicate is essential to successfully support women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period.

At the University of Leeds, we’re proud to offer outstanding teaching from some of the most inspirational lecturers in midwifery. In fact, our teaching has been rated Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework. We’re looking for people who want to make a positive difference in people’s lives, who are caring, courageous and compassionate. We’ll help you develop the qualities that define a University of Leeds midwifery student – a problem solver, decision maker, innovator and an advocate for your patients.

This exciting three year honours course is designed to develop midwives with the skills and knowledge to work in the dynamic, fast-moving healthcare environment to manage change and develop critical and analytical skills, as well as clinical skills to practice as a midwife.

We have stimulating placements in a variety of settings with two of the best teaching hospitals in Europe: St James Teaching Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary, but we offer much more choice - and a range of midwifery placements in clinical areas such as: day units, postnatal, antenatal ward, clinic and delivery suites.


In year 1 you study three modules. Together these help you to develop basic professional values, clinical skills and woman-centred midwifery care in the antenatal and postnatal periods, as well as knowledge of biology, sociology and psychology and study and research skills. There is a greater balance of theory to practice in this year and a mixture of community and hospital placements.

In year 2 you study three midwifery theory and practice modules, where midwifery theory expands to include the care of women in the inter-partum period and more complex childbearing in a range of physical, psychological/emotional and social contexts. You undertake a one-week exposure to adult nursing in high dependency environments and develop your critical skills by reflecting on the maternity services and aspects of care delivery. There is an equal split between theory and practice. This year is hospital based.

In year 3 there is a greater balance of practice to theory in two midwifery theory and practice modules. You hone your skills in higher risk emergency care and take greater responsibility in a final community placement, where you care for a small caseload of women under indirect supervision. You write a 10,000 word dissertation, addressing a specific midwifery-related question in depth and study one 10-credit optional module from a range available. There is also an opportunity for a two-week elective experience at home or abroad.

Clinical placements are an integral part of your training.

Assessment methods

The majority of modules contain midwifery theory and practice in which 40% of the module mark is the grade achieved in practice. This contributes to the overall degree classification.

We use a range of assessment methods, including presentations, group assessments, unseen examinations, OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) in level 1 and 3, along with essays, a final oral examination and the grading of clinical practice.

You’ll need to demonstrate the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques, as well as your emerging abilities, skills and competencies.

You’ll need to produce work that is typically both evaluative and creative and show you can conduct independent, in-depth enquiry within the discipline. You need to be able to draw on a wide variety of material and be able to evaluate and criticise received opinion.

The Uni

Course location:

University of Leeds


School of Healthcare

TEF rating:
Read full university profile

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.


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.


Teaching and learning

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

Library resources
IT resources
Course specific equipment and facilities
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?

UK students
International students
Male students
Female students
2:1 or above
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)


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.


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.

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

Top job areas of graduates

Nursing and midwifery professionals
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
Secretarial and related occupations

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.







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.

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), for undergraduate students only.

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.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

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.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

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?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here