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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 service-users, 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.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B711
Institution code:
B80
Campus name:
Glenside Campus
Campus code:
G

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Examples of subjects that meet the Science/Health/Social Science requirement for this course: Biology, Chemistry, Health and Social Care, Physics, Psychology, Applied Science, Science (Biology route), Science (Chemistry route), Science (Physics route), Sociology. We require evidence of assessed academic study from within the last three years. 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. All applications received on or before the UCAS deadline are considered equally, however, due to the volume of applications received, and to ensure that all applications are given equal consideration, you may attend an interview in December or January but may not receive your decision until May via UCAS or through the UWE applicant portal. The University is unable to enter into individual correspondence regarding decisions made following an interview. If you have not received a decision on your application within a week of the interview, this means that the University is still considering your application. We appreciate your patience during this time and would like to remind you that if you applied through UCAS and have received offers from any other Universities, you will not lose these offers before your UCAS Reply Deadline. Deferred entry: We accept deferred entry applications for this course. Please note that due to early clinical contact on this course applicants must turn 18 before the start of placement. Applicants who do not turn 18 by the commencement of the placement will be advised to defer or reapply as appropriate. Please see our admissions policy for further information.

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

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

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

UWE Bristol prides itself on being disability–friendly and supportive of physical and mental wellbeing, therefore disclosing any needs you might have through the Occupational Health Assessment will enable us to create reasonable adjustments to suit your needs. As part of the assessment you will be required to complete a questionnaire and must be prepared to undergo a medical examination if required. Offers of places are subject to Occupational Health Clearance and students are expected to disclose pre-existing and historical health conditions. 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. 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

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. For more details on our interview requirements please visit our selection process page: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/applying/undergraduate-applications/selection-processes


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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