Midwifery is a diverse role – involving more than just delivering babies. As a qualified midwife, you will be the main contact for an expectant mother throughout pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period, supporting her family as well. So you will need to be able to recognise and respond to her physical, psychological, cultural and socio-economic needs. Midwives also play a wider role in public health within primary and secondary care settings, including sexual health promotion. This degree, spanning 45 weeks each year, prepares you for professional practice through role play and scenario-based learning, spending half your time in University and half on a placement, supported by a registered midwife. Successful completion of this course leads to the award of both an Honours degree and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a midwife, allowing you to practice as a professional midwife. This course achieved 98% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015. Additional information We would strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations prior to commencing the course.
Areas of study may include:
- Normal childbearing process
- Public Health
- Midwifery practice within the multidisciplinary team
- Acute and emergency midwifery care
- Medical conditions in maternity
- Caring for the compromised neonate
- Women's and family health
- Complex needs and critical care in maternity
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE grade C or grade 4 in Mathematics, English and Science NVQ Level 3 and A-Level General Studies will not be accepted. We are happy to consider applicants with alternative qualifications and/or work experience. If you would like to check if your qualifications will be accepted please contact the Admissions Team.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
We would strongly recommend that all successful applicants (unless exempt on medical grounds) receive a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations prior to commencing the course.
GCSE grade C or grade 4 in Mathematics, English and Science
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
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Additional fee information
University of Bedfordshire
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