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University of Plymouth

UCAS Code: B721 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

120 to 128 points, to include a minimum of 2 A Levels including a Grade B in science, preferably Biology or Chemistry but Physics, Psychology and Sociology may also be considered.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass with 45 level 3 credits, 30 must be at Distinction including 15 level 3 credits in Biology. A further 15 credits must be at Merit. Five GCSEs at C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science will be required.

Accepted in combination with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-32

To include two subjects with Grade 5 at higher level, once must be a science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Sociology Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent

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

H1,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

120 points to include H1 in a relevant subject: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Sociology. Maths and English at O1-O4 or H1-H7 is GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

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

DDM

Must be science related

Considered in combination

120 points to include BB at Advanced Highers to include B in a relevant science (preferably Biology/ Human Biology or Chemistry but Physics, Psychology and Sociology may also be considered). Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

T Level

M

Accepted pathway: Health. Typical offer will be Merit Overall to include a Grade B from the 1st year core component.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

Minimum 2 A Levels to include a Grade B at Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Psychology or Sociology.

Considered in combination

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Midwifery

Do you want to support women throughout their maternity journey, and learn how to deliver safe, effective, respectful, kind and compassionate midwifery care? This course equips you with the skills, knowledge and professional insight needed to become a registered midwife. Whether it's helping women during pregnancy and birth, or giving support to new mothers, you learn through doing, building your confidence as you go. Graduate ready to excel as a fully rounded healthcare professional.

Become a 'Registered Midwife' with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as soon as you successfully complete the course. Midwives are highly employable, some midwives choose careers in specialist clinical roles or midwifery education and research.

* Become a 'Registered Midwife' with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as soon as you successfully complete the course.

* Spend 50% of your time learning through doing, in a range of real placements, in partnership with real clients.

* Learn how to work as part of a multi-professional team.

* Build confidence through clinical skills and theory sessions, priming you to be at your best when working directly with real clients.

* Train and practice your professional healthcare skills in an inspiring purpose-built environment, InterCity Place.

* Extend your skills in IT, numeracy and literacy to support your clinical and professional midwifery practice.

* Learn about the psychological and social impacts of having a baby and how to effectively communicate with and support your clients.

* Develop a critical approach to research, enabling you to provide evidence-based care.

* Develop the professional knowledge, skills and attributes to enable you to work as an autonomous practitioner fit for the future.

* Support women and families through a continuity of carer approach.

Modules

In your first year, lay the foundations for your career as a midwife, from developing clinical skills and professional attitudes to learning about human reproductive biology. Explore the wider determinants of health and well being. Learn about pharmacology and the importance of safe medicine management. Develop your reflective practice, literature searching, essay writing and exam technique. Before Christmas, undertake the first of your supervised clinical placements in maternity settings.

Building on Year 1 biology studies, in your second year you’ll learn more about preconception, conception and childbearing. Explore conditions particular to pregnancy and birth including when women and families have additional needs. Learn how to undertake a full systematic physical examination of the newborn infant and work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. Develop your ability to identify and apply evidence based midwifery practice. Put your improved clinical and theoretical skills into practice on placement, gaining further experience of midwifery settings.

In your final year, you’ll further develop clinical skills for planning, assessing, implementing and evaluating pregnancy and childbirth care. Working with midwives within a continuity of carer model, you’ll see what it takes to be an effective practising midwife. You’ll explore complexities in midwifery care, developing the ability to support women and families in a variety of situations. Using what you’ve learnt on the course, you’ll identify and undertake an extended project. Prepare for your future as Registered Midwife in your final clinical placements.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry and up to date information can be found on our website

Assessment methods

For up to date details, please refer to our website or contact the institution directly.

Tuition fees

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

Extra funding

The Government is issuing Nursing students on courses from 2020 a payment of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not have to pay back. A further £3,000 of funding a year is available for eligible students. Find out more about the bursary at www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year

The Uni

Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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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.

74%
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
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

80%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
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
84%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
2%
Health associate professionals
1%
Health 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.

£28k

£28k

£30k

£30k

£30k

£30k

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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