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Midwifery: Registered Midwife

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Overall: BBB Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. Recent study within the last 5 years required. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:27,M:18

Overall QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 27 at Distinction and 18 at Merit Required subjects: Must include 15 level 3 credits in Science Recent study within the last 5 years required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at Grade C(4) (equivalents for Science only may be considered).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Overall: 32 overall including 5,5,5 at Higher Level Recent study within the last 5 years required. GCSE or Equivalent: English, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Science, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths Studies, SL4.

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

DDM

Overall: DDM Recent study within the last 5 years required.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

Overall: BBB Recent study within the last 5 years required. GCSE or Equivalent: Scottish National 5: English Language - C Scottish National 5: Maths - C Scottish National 5: Science - C

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

Overall: ABBBB Recent study within the last 5 years required. GCSE or Equivalent: Scottish National 5: English Language - C Scottish National 5: Maths - C Scottish National 5: Science - C

Overall: Pass overall with BBB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A levels. Applicants taking an A level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. Recent study within the last 5 years required.

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120-144

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Midwifery

**Why choose this course**
- Study a hands-on, clinical curriculum, aligned to the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative, where you’ll learn to meet the diverse needs of women and children, on a course ranked top 5 in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2021.

- Access our Clinical Simulation Centre, including our maternity suite equipped with birthing pools, to practise real scenarios on lifelike mannequins and actors.

- Spend half of your training in clinical placements, to practise your skills in healthcare settings like maternity units, under the supervision of qualified practitioners.

- Learn from a multidisciplinary team of lecturers, who are all healthcare professionals with experience of working in the NHS. Many are also active researchers, investigating topics like maternal, child and family health.

- Get the academic requirements needed to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to work as a midwife once you’ve graduated.

**What you will study**
On this course, you’ll gain experience of caring for individual women throughout antenatal, labour and postnatal periods.

In your first year, you’ll study topics that are fundamental to midwifery, including concepts of caring, physical health sciences, and the politics, philosophy and practice of midwifery, ensuring you have a solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree.

During your second year, you’ll gain an appreciation for complex midwifery care and how to effectively deal with emergencies such as breech births and hypertensive disorders.

In your third year, you’ll study the broader context of midwifery, investigating cultural, social, racial and psychological perspectives of pregnancy, and maternal autonomy. You’ll learn about sexual and reproductive health, including how to effectively interpret gynaecological histories, IVF, and breast, cervical and ovarian screening. You’ll also develop the skills to care for obstetric patients experiencing critical ill health and understand the importance of early detection, to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.

Throughout your studies, you’ll develop a responsive attitude to the needs of childbearing women and their families, reflected in your capacity to assess their needs, make judgements, and plan, implement and evaluate care.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Extra funding

The Government has announced that from September 2020 it’s introducing an annual maintenance payment of at least £5,000 for all new and continuing pre-registration nursing, midwifery, and many allied health students studying at English higher education providers. The funding will not need to be repaid. You can read the full announcement on the GOV.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will issued in accordance with the Student visa Sponsorship and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies

The Uni


Course location:

Kate Granger Building (Surrey Research Park)

Department:

FHMS - School of Health Sciences

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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.

75%
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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

98%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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

76%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
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
44%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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.

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
95%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Caring personal services
1%
Health 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.

£28k

£28k

£29k

£29k

£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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