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Midwifery with Leadership

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

To include one science from Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Excluded subjects: General Studies, Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Must be a Healthcare or Science based Diploma. Content must include 15 credits in topics related to Human Biology/Anatomy and Physiology.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Maths and English Language at grade B/6, plus a science subject at grade C/5. Functional Skills not accepted as an equivalent to GCSE.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

including grade 6 in HL Biology. Minimum grade 4 in HL Mathematics or 5 in SL Mathematics or 6 in SL Maths Studies, if not held at GCSE B/6. Minimum grade 5 in English, if not held at GCSE B/6.

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

H2,H2,H2,H2,H3

which must include a science (from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Physics and Chemistry). Minimum of O3/H3 in English Language and Maths.

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

DDD

Must be in Health and Social Care, Health Studies or Applied Science (including Medical or Forensic streams).

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Midwifery

Midwifery has to be one of the most rewarding jobs imaginable. But this four-year degree goes one step further. Alongside gaining core midwifery skills and experience, you’ll also discover what it takes to be a clinical and professional leader within the field of maternity and healthcare.

This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and fully reflects the NMC (2019) Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Programmes and Standards of Proficiency for Midwives from September 2020 entry. Details on this page describe the course as studied by all intakes of student midwives from September 2020.

The NHS needs midwives. Midwives work in a range of roles and settings which need effective leadership. We are currently the only university in the UK offering a pre-registration midwifery degree with an integrated leadership component.

This unique degree draws on the experience and expertise of more than 40 years of health education at the University of Leicester, a partnership with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), as well as the expertise of our School of Business.

By putting leadership at the heart of the curriculum, we give you all the tools you need to qualify as a registered midwife - and also to progress further in the midwifery profession. Throughout your degree you will be offered mentoring by experienced academics and clinicians with national and international reputations, as well as leaders in the midwifery profession and the wider NHS.

Whilst at Leicester, you will study and work within our superb facilities, which include a state-of-the-art clinical skills unit with high-tech simulated mannequins to enable you to practise procedures in a safe environment. You'll even have lectures in Leicester Medical School's anatomy dissection room and gain experience supporting mothers with feeding their babies in our newly established Infant Feeding Café.

However, practical real-world experience is a vital part of your training. You will spend 50% of your studies on placements, working alongside experienced midwives and the multi-professional team. Through these, you will develop your knowledge, skills and professional values to become a safe, proficient and confident midwife.

This undergraduate Masters degree lasts four years, at the end of which there will be employment opportunities as a midwife in the local NHS.

Students on this course are eligible for a grant of at least £5,000 a year, which you do not need to pay back.

Student Learning Contract
As part of the offer for a place on this course all students are required to agree to abide by the conditions of a Student Learning Contract (PDF, 136kb) which you will be asked to sign during the induction week at the beginning of the course. This learning contract will apply to the entire duration of the course and the signed copy will be stored as a PDF on your University electronic record.

Modules

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Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Allied Health

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

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UK students
0%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
B

After graduation


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£16,800
low
Average annual salary
97%
low
Employed or in further education
32%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Caring personal services
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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