Midwifery at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

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Course summary

Midwifery is a diverse role involving much more than delivering babies. On this practice-based course – where you spend half your time on placement - you learn to care for women through pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period, conducting at least 40 supervised deliveries by the time you graduate as a professional midwife. As a qualified midwife, you are the main contact for an expectant mother throughout pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. So you need to be able to recognise and respond to all her needs - physical, psychological, cultural and socio-economic – while supporting her family. This degree, spanning 39 weeks each year, prepares you for professional practice through roleplay and scenario-based learning. You spend half your time in University and half on placement, supported by a registered midwife. Theory and practice are woven together so you apply the knowledge you learn in the classroom to the clinical skills you are developing. Successful completion of the course leads to the award of both an Honours degree and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, allowing you to practise as a registered midwife. Why choose this course?

  • Learn the complete role of the midwife as the expert in normal pregnancy and birth as well as caring for women experiencing complications
  • Explore the wider role of the midwife within primary- and secondary-care settings, including public health, sexual health and women’s health promotion
  • Develop practical skills on placement, under the supervision of a qualified midwife, including conducting at least 40 births by the time you complete the course
  • Benefit from University facilities that include new simulation labs with state-of-the-art medical mannequins so you can experience real-life scenarios in a safe and supported environment
  • Gain experience on non-maternity wards to learn how pregnancy affects - and is affected by - a variety of medical conditions alongside gaining experience of different healthcare team roles and the importance of working with others to provide high-quality care. Non-maternity experience may include medical, gynaecology, mental health, surgery, neonatal and intensive care
  • You are supported in your studies by a Personal Academic Tutor who will help you to become increasingly independent in your study skills as you go through the course
The NHS Constitution brings together details of what staff, patients and the public can expect from the National Health Service. It sets out the principles and values that guide how the NHS should act and make decisions. The NHS Constitution states that the NHS "aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism". Applicants are expected to demonstrate their understanding and application of these values throughout the selection process. 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
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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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)

Health checks

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For information on the 2023 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Midwifery at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS