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Midwifery

Entry requirements


128 UCAS points from 3 A'levels, excluding general studies

Access to HE Diploma

D:42

Plus: Must have x5 GCSE to include Maths, English and Science grade C or 4, achieved at point of application

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

128 UCAS points

128 to include at least one of the following: Biology, Human Biology, Psychology or Sociology and ILC English Language, Mathematics and Science at Higher H6 (D3), Ordinary 04 (C2)

Only accepted along with other qualifications

Only accepted along with other qualifications

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

DDD

Science or Health related subject preferred

Only accepted along with other qualifications

128 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

128

From 3 A'levels

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Midwifery

Midwives offer care and support to pregnant women, their partners and their families. They provide care throughout the pregnancy continuum which includes antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care. On successful completion of this degree, you will be eligible to register as a midwife on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register.

Midwifery is not a nine-to-five job and neither is being a student midwife. This could be the career for you if you are hardworking and committed, are prepared to work shifts, want to make a real difference and can see yourself working with people from all kinds of backgrounds. 50% of your studies will be spent on placement, gaining invaluable clinical experience, whilst on campus you will have access to dedicated facilities such as the birth simulation suite and clinical skills rooms.

The programme is underpinned by national policy and will provide a broad, balanced, coherent and diverse experience of midwifery practice. Each year consists of a combination of theory and practice based modules. You will be expected to maintain a portfolio of personal and professional development (PDP). This course also includes an assessment of clinical skills and medicines management. The 'Practice' modules prepare you to achieve the clinical competencies throughout each year in order to progress towards fulfilling the role of accountable, autonomous practitioner at the point of registration. You will progress from the first year as a novice to an accountable practitioner at the end of year three.

The University of Salford is a UNICEF Baby Friendly University and Salford students achieved the highest marks of any UK university within the Baby Friendly accreditation assessment in 2015.

Modules

During the first year of your studies, you will gain an insight into normal midwifery which will prepare you for midwifery practice. We offer a diverse range of hospital and community clinical placements. The second year of your studies will give you the opportunity to undertake a further three placements as well as learning about more complex care in midwifery. Your third year of study will delve deeper into the challenges associated with midwifery and the research behind the practices. You will also complete three placements, which will reinforce your learning and prepare you for becoming a qualified midwife. Career prospects

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Health 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.

82%
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

86%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
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
91%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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
97%
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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%
Welfare professionals
0%
Production managers and directors

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.

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

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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