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3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Midwifery

Ranked **8th in the country for Nursing and Midwifery in the Best UK University Guardian League table (2022)** and consistently achieving a high students’ employment rate, you can be confident that you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge when you graduate.

Our Midwifery course is studied over three years full-time. On completion of the course you will be awarded with a **BSc (Hons) Midwifery** degree and registration with the **Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)**. Our course is also **UNICEF Baby Friendly Gold accredited** meaning that our Midwifery students will be equipped with knowledge and understanding of infant feeding to **UNICEF UK** standards. This standard is internationally recognised as a mark of excellence.

You will have the opportunity to practice your midwifery skills in a simulated environment in our purpose built midwifery clinical skills laboratory. Each of the three years of the course comprise periods of theory and applied practice and you will be placed at the NHS Trust sites to gain practical experience: Kettering, Northampton and Milton Keynes.

**The NHS Learning Support Fund** - students, studying nursing, midwifery and many of the allied health professions courses from September 2020, may be eligible for a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. They may be able to apply for Financial support at the university through the NHS Learning Support Fund (NHS LSF) which offers eligible students additional support while studying for their degree. This is in addition to the Student Loan from the Student Loans Company.✱

**By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:**

- You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.

- At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024*.

- Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop** to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).

- Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.

- Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.

**The Northampton Employment Promise**
- In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.

✱ eligibility criteria apply. See northampton.ac.uk/student-life/accommodation/ for more information
✱✱ eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information
✱✱✱ the information provided above is correct for the academic year 2023/24 but please check the NHS LSF website for full details, any changes and updates.

Modules

**STAGE 1:**
• Foundations of Midwifery Care (compulsory)
• Participating in Clinical Midwifery Practice (compulsory)
• Cultural Perspectives in Midwifery (compulsory)
• Scholarly Practice in Midwifery (compulsory)
• Universal Care Needs applied to Midwifery (compulsory)

**STAGE 2:**
• Additional Care Needs applied to Midwifery (compulsory)
• Contributing to Clinical Midwifery Practice (compulsory)
• Cultural Competence in Midwifery (compulsory)
• Developing Midwifery Care (compulsory)
• Research in Midwifery (compulsory)

**STAGE 3:**
• Independent Project (compulsory)
• Consolidating Midwifery Care (compulsory)
• Proficiency in Clinical Midwifery Practice (compulsory)

* Students must take all compulsory modules. Students who do not complete the Honours Degree will be eligible for an Ordinary Degree upon successful completion of a minimum of 60 Level 6 credits. These can be from any Level 6 modules, whether identified as compulsory or designated. The name of the Ordinary Degree will differ from that of the Honours Degree due to professional body requirements. Details can be found in the relevant Supplementary Regulations.

**Module information is quoted for 2023/24 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment methods

AA wide range of assessment are used on the BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree including essays, workbooks, projects, both written and spoken examinations, care studies and presentations, many of which will be submitted and marked electronically / online.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Northampton

Department:

Faculty of Health, Education and Society

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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.

37%
Midwifery

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Midwifery

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

70%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
8%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
23%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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Midwifery

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.

£21,909
low
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
1%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

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.

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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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