Midwifery at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

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Course summary

On this practice-based course, you learn to care for women/birthing people through pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period, conducting at least 40 supervised births. The degree spans 39 weeks each year and prepares you for professional practice through roleplay, scenario-based learning and placement experience. Theory and practice are woven together so you apply the knowledge you learn in the classroom to the clinical skills you are developing. Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement

  • All our Nursing and Midwifery courses are regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). On successful completion of your course, you can register with the NMC as a midwife.
Facilities and Specialist Equipment
  • Access to the latest medical/health equipment and facilities at regional hospitals and community health settings during placements.
  • At Luton, a new, fully immersive simulation floor in our STEM Building, preparing you to respond to and manage clinical situations and scenarios.
  • Simulation wards with a range of medical-grade training mannequins, including an infant mannequin, to tackle real-life scenarios in a safe and supported environment.
  • For students based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, we have a three-storey building with simulation ward; classrooms; library; social learning spaces; and computer study facilities.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • We work with the following trust partners: Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust; Bedfordshire Hospitals; Milton Keynes Hospital; West Herts Hospital; Lister Hospital.
  • To ensure your learning meets the benchmark set for care providers, our healthcare courses have been developed in collaboration with our regional healthcare providers, health authorities, service users and students. We also work with NHS England, East of England and Thames Valley.
Your Student Experience
  • Learn to recognise and respond to an expectant mother/person’s needs – physical, psychological, cultural and socio-economic – while supporting the family.
  • Your classroom learning is delivered by experienced registered midwifery lecturers.
  • We deliver 75% face-to-face teaching so your lecturers are on site to support you while you get to meet and exchange ideas with other healthcare students.
  • Midwifery students gain a wider range of expertise through inter-professional learning with other disciplines.
  • Explore the wider role of the midwife within primary- and secondary-care settings, and gain experience on non-maternity wards to learn how pregnancy affects - and is affected by - a variety of medical conditions.
  • Clinical specialists from our partnership trusts come to campus to support your learning so your studies are underpinned by the latest research and practice.
  • Benefit from extra-curricular activities that expand your knowledge base and confidence: our annual student conference is open to all year groups; and we have an active, lively Student Union Midwifery & Apprenticeship Society.
  • Our Aylesbury campus is situated at Stoke Mandeville Hospital so you can fully immerse yourself in the hospital environment.
  • On placement, you will undertake a mix of early, late, long days and night shifts to ensure you experience typical shift patterns for a healthcare professional.

Modules

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
Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

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.

Interview

Other

GCSE grade C or grade 4 in Mathematics, English and Science


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Midwifery at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS