Midwifery – BSc (Hons)
Attendance Full Time (3 years)
This course is now full for 2019/20. You can apply for 2020/21 via UCAS from September 2019.
If you’d still like to apply for September 2019, take a look at some of our other available courses.
Offering you the satisfaction of a career caring for the health of the mother, baby and her family, our midwifery course aims to prepare you to become a confident and compassionate midwife.
By successfully completing this course you will have the opportunity to graduate with three qualifications: the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme (NIPE); a BSc (Hons) degree which is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC); and the Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative.
What’s covered in the course?
Throughout this course you experience a mixture of teaching, self-directed learning and practice-based clinical placements, through which you are expected to participate in the care of child-bearing women and their babies.
Placements are an essential part of this Midwifery course. You do not need to have previously worked in healthcare, although it would help your studies if you have carried out some voluntary experience in a health-related role.
You start your clinical placement within a few weeks of commencing your course, fully supported by a midwifery mentor and your personal tutor, so you will gain practical experience right from the start of this course.
Our midwifery lecturers are all registered midwives, who will support and guide you every step of the way. We offer you a variety of teaching and learning opportunities such as seminars, lectures, small group work, skills workshops, as well as carry out case study analysis, simulation and reflections on your practice.
Where will I study?
You will learn in our recently extended £71 million City South Campus, with access to specialist facilities that allow you to continue developing your practical skills right here on campus too. You will be able to familiarise yourself with the birthing areas in our SPACE room, that is designed for you to drop in and practise your skills.
Our campus also has fantastic skills facilities including a theatre mock ward, home environment, birthing room and much more.
See what our students say…
“Seeing my first actual birth was a big highlight; really lovely to be involved. It was an amazing experience and solidified the reasons why I wanted to be a midwife.”
Why Choose Us?
- Our course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- High graduate employability rate – 100% graduate employability rate, as there is currently a UK-wide shortage of midwives
- You will be eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to become a registered midwife once you have graduated from this course
- Enjoy real-life work placements throughout the course to develop you as a professional midwife
- We work in partnership with the NHS and private hospitals, ensuring that your placement and career opportunities are secured
- Sophisticated skills facilities such as a home environment, birthing area and teaching tools, including use of a birth simulator and neonatal mannequins to help simulate a variety of birth scenarios
- Awarded the Unicef Stage 1 Baby Friendly Initiative – It’s highly unusual for a University to achieve this, and shows how deep our best practice is around this vital area
- You will receive recognition that you’ve studied the the NHS newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) competencies as part of your course. Including this training in your midwifery course demonstrates our commitment to enhancing undergraduate development to the highest standards as only a small number of universities offer both the theoretical and practical components of NIPE.
- Learn from registered midwives with a wide range of clinical experience and interest. Our staff work hard to ensure their teaching reflects every day up to date midwifery practice
- Student loan finance – have you already studied an undergraduate degree but would like to do a second one in Midwifery? You may be eligible for funding.