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University of Nottingham

Midwifery

UCAS Code: B723

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

A-levels must include one of the following subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry or physics. If you are taking biology, chemistry and/or physics, you must pass the practical element of assessment where assessed separately. Physical Education can be accepted as a third A-level subject. General studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted. If you are taking A-levels, the GCSE requirement is 8 subjects (preferred) passed at grade A-C (7-4) including English, maths and a science subject.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Access to Nursing and Midwifery to include 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 must be at Distinction and the remaining 15 at Merit or above. The diploma must include 24 credits at level 3 in biology (preferably human biology) all achieved at Distinction. In addition, GCSE English and maths are required at grade 4 or above. We no longer accept level 2 equivalence for GCSE English and maths. Please note that modules relating to conducting and writing up lab reports will not count towards biology credits. Access courses to higher education prior to 2009 will not have current currency with the credits required to meet minimum entry criteria for our course, so cannot be accepted. Distance learning: any exam invigilation should take place with the invigilator physically present in the room with the student.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

including a science (biology, human biology, chemistry or physics). Plus 8 GCSE's including a science, maths and English passed at grade C/4 or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

with 5, 5, 6 at Higher Level including a science (biology, human biology, chemistry, or physics), excluding core component. English, maths and a science subject are required at standard level. 8 GCSE's at C/4 or above including English, maths and a science (or equivalent) are required.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDM

The following Extended Diplomas are acceptable for this course: BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (2010 specification) 60 credits are required from the following units: Development through the life stages Anatomy and Physiology for health and social care Physiological disorders Nutrition for health and social care Complementary therapies for health and social care Human inheritance for health and social care Infection prevention and control Physiology of fluid balance BTEC Extended Diploma Applied Science (2010 specification) 60 credits are required from the following units: Physiology of Human Body Systems Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques Microbiological Techniques Genetics and Genetic Engineering Biomedical Science Techniques The above list is not exhaustive and we may accept BTECs other than those listed. For individual advice, please contact the University. Plus 5 GCSE grades 7-4 (A-C) including English, maths and science

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

DM

DM or higher plus at least grade B at A-level in a science (in biology, human biology, chemistry or physics). At least 5 GCSE's at grade C/4 or above including English, maths and a science.

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

D

Plus 2 A-levels at BB or above including a science (biology, human biology, chemistry or physics). At least 5 GCSE's C/4 or above including English, maths and a science.

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

DDM

The following National Extended Diploma's (first teaching from September 2016) are acceptable: BTEC level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care BTEC level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) BTEC level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science BTEC level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical Science). The above list is not exhaustive and other BTEC's may be accepted. For individual advice, please contact the University. All applicants must also have 5 GCSE's (C/4) or above including English, maths and a science.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

including a science (biology, human biology, chemistry, or physics). This qualification is acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB including English, maths and a science.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

The requirements including English, maths and a science. This qualification is acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AB, including Science.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

This qualification is acceptable when combined with A level grades BB including a science (biology/human biology, chemistry or physics).

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Midwifery

Be part of a supportive midwifery community. We'll help you to develop your knowledge, practical, interpersonal and leadership skills on your journey to become a midwife.

This course is fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Upon successful completion of the course, you'll be eligible to register with the NMC as a newly qualified midwife.

Case-holding takes place throughout all three years of the course, providing you with experience of offering continuity of care for women, babies and their families. You'll care for women through all the stages of pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Approximately 50% of the course is practice-based, giving you the opportunity to observe and participate in real-life midwifery care. Our teaching is research-led and as an established regional provider of midwifery education, we work in partnership with four diverse NHS Trusts. This means you'll benefit from a wealth of different clinical learning experiences across the maternity services.

Modules

During your first year, you will be able to participate in practice placements. You will begin to learn psychomotor skills needed to assess the needs of mother and baby. In your second year you will begin exploring the different ways in which pregnancy and childbirth can change people’s lives. In your third year, you will develop skills needed for effective management and leadership and will be given opportunities to develop your teaching abilities. You will undertake case-holding throughout the course, under supervision, enabling you to provide total care for a number of childbearing women.

Tuition fees

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EU
£25,000
per year
International
£25,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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.

89%
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

83%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
37%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
1%
Male students
99%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
99%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
0%
Teaching and educational professionals
0%
Business, research and administrative 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

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£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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