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University of Manchester

Midwifery

UCAS Code: B720

Bachelor of Midwifery (with Honours) - BMid (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

We require Grades ABB, including a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology or Applied Science). Typical Contextual Offer: BBB (including specific subjects).

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with merit or distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course. The specific course requirements are 39 level 3 credits at Distinction and six level 3 credits may be at Merit. 30 level 3 credits must be in health or science subjects, and these must include human biology. You must have five GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English, Maths and Science. We no longer accept equivalents to GCSE for English and Maths.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. Candidates taking Pre-U principal subjects in conjunction with A levels are expected to achieve a combination of D3,M2,M2 in the Pre-U and ABB at A level in three distinct subjects. Subjects must include biology or chemistry. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including: To include five at Grade B/6. English language, Mathematics and Science at Grade C/4. If applicants are awarded a B/6 or higher in English Language, Mathematics or Science these can be included as part of the five at Grade B/6. English Language, Mathematics and Science are required at GCSE/iGCSE level with a minimum Grade of B/6 GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification. Please note that we do not accept Functional Skills 2 or equivalent qualifications in place of GCSE English and Maths. We may consider alternative science qualifications such as the BTEC First Certificate/Diploma in Applied Science. We accept Scottish Standard Grades and Intermediates in place of GCSEs.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points overall with 6, 5, 5 at Higher Level. The course specific requirements are 34 points overall with three higher level subjects at grades 6, 5, 5, including Biology or Chemistry. You may also apply without science if you have 35 points, 6, 6, 5 at higher level including at least one relevant subject eg psychology, sociology or geography.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

We consider the Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (CTEC Health and Social Care). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades D*D plus an additional A Level at Grade A/B which must include Biology or Chemistry.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D*-D

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (CTEC Health and Social Care). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with Grade D* or D plus two A Levels at Grades A/B which must include Biology or Chemistry.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*DD

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (CTEC Health and Social Care). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with Grades D*DD with 1/3 of the units undertaken in science or science related subjects.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

D*D-DD

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (CTEC Health and Social Care). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades D*D or DD plus two A Levels at Grades A/B which must include Biology or Chemistry.

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

D*D

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (BTEC Health and Social Care). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades D*D with no units below merit level plus an additional A Level at Grade A/B which must include Biology or Chemistry.

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

D*-D

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (BTEC Health and Social Care). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with Grade D* or D plus two additional A Levels at Grades A/B which must include Biology or Chemistry.

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

D*DD

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (BTEC Health and Social Care). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with Grades D*DD with no units below merit level. 1/3 of the units undertaken must be in a science or science related subject.

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (BTEC Health and Social Care). Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grades D*D or DD plus two additional A Levels at Grade A/B which must include Biology or Chemistry.

We require Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers at Grades AABBC/ABBBB, including Biology or Chemistry at Grade B or above preferably with one subject at Advanced Higher level. English Language, Mathematics and Science, not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF Level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). We also require at least five National Grade 5 qualifications (in a range of subjects) at Grade B. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the admissions team for the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

We require Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers at Grades AABBC/ABBBB, including Biology or Chemistry at Grade B or above preferably with one subject at Advanced Higher level. English Language, Mathematics and Science, not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF Level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). We also require at least five National Grade 5 qualifications (in a range of subjects) at Grade B. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the admissions team for the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. The minimum grade required will normally be two A Levels at Grades AB including Biology or Chemistry and not including General Studies, or two A-levels at Grades AA including a relevant subject (e.g. Psychology, Sociology or Geography) and not including General Studies. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Midwifery

This course is being updated for students starting in September 2021 to align with the revised Nursing & Midwifery Council¿s (2019) Standards for pre-registration midwifery programmes and standards of proficiencies for midwives. Any updates to course design and content will be displayed on our website and communicated directly with applicants and offer holders once they are confirmed.
Our Midwifery (BMidwif) course will develop you into a highly employable, first-class midwife.

You will follow a woman-centred approach to midwifery care thanks to a curriculum that has been highly commended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Our course also includes themes such as applying bioscience knowledge to practice, tackling health inequalities and evidence-based practice.

Your study time will be divided equally between academic and practice-based learning , enabling you to apply theory to work. You will learn from some of the country's leading midwifery lecturers, researchers and clinicians, as well as experts from across the University.

Upon graduation, you will be able to register with the NMC and practice midwifery anywhere in the UK, as well as in many other parts of the world.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

TEF rating:
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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.

84%
med
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

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

84%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
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
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Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
98%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
0%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
0%
Business, finance and related associate 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

£27k

£27k

£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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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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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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