Bristol, University of the West of England

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

Midwifery

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Course summary

BSc(Hons) Midwifery is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which means you can register as a midwife with them when you graduate. This course offers an authentic, woman-centred learning experience – and gives you the grounding you need to practise midwifery confidently, compassionately and to the highest standard. Cement your understanding of the midwife’s role and learn about good midwifery practice. Develop the critical thinking and leadership skills to evaluate evidence, and help move midwifery forward. Based at our Glenside campus – UWE Bristol’s home of health and social care – you’ll develop strong interpersonal and inter-professional skills to work in a team with women, their families and healthcare professionals from other disciplines. Work with enthusiastic academics who’ve all practised as midwives themselves. The course has a strong practical focus and you’ll spend around half of your time learning on clinical placements, supported by midwifery mentors. Engage with service users, practising midwives, researchers and other healthcare professionals in placements, class and online. Practise and hone your skills with medical students in hospital settings, and in our purpose-built Simulation Suite and Birth Room. Midwives are in demand across the UK. Your skills will be sought after in both hospital and community-based roles. You could progress to become a specialist or consultant midwifery practitioner, clinical midwifery manager, lecturer or researcher in midwifery. Please note we don't accept deferred entry applications for this course and we can't accept applications from international students (overseas fee status) due to funding arrangements.

Course details


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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Examples of subjects that meet the science/social science requirement for this course: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Applied Science, Sociology. We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. However, you still need to meet the GCSE English, Maths and Science requirements, and should have evidence of recent study in a science/health-related subject area recognised as equivalent academic level by the University.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/B711/midwifery

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply and all convictions, including those which are spent, must be disclosed. This is in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants who are offered a place must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form. All information will be treated in confidence and only taken into account when absolutely necessary.

Health checks

You must be in good health and up-to-date with all routine immunisations that are required for working in health and social care settings. If you are offered a place on this course, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and must be prepared to undergo a medical examination. You will also be required to confirm your status in respect of a number of infectious diseases (tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, varicella, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV antibodies) and be prepared to have all required vaccinations. Please note that the list of required vaccinations may change, in response to advice from the Department of Health. If your vaccinations are not up-to-date, this will affect your ability to continue on your course. If you have any concerns with regards to vaccinations please raise this at the point of application.

Interview

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a selection event where they will undertake group and individual activities. The group activity will include participation within a short group presentation. The individual activity will follow the group activity. Your performance will be assessed during all activities, by a team of assessors. Successful applicants will be offered a place.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Midwifery at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS