Midwifery at University of Northampton - UCAS

Course summary

Ranked 8th in the country for Nursing and Midwifery in the Best UK University Guardian League table (2022) and consistently achieving a high students’ employment rate, you can be confident that you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge when you graduate. Our Midwifery course is studied over three years full-time. On completion of the course you will be awarded with a BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our course is also BFI accredited by Unicef meaning that our Midwifery students will be equipped with knowledge and understanding of infant feeding to UNICEF UK standards. This standard is internationally recognised as a mark of excellence. You will have the opportunity to practice your midwifery skills in a simulated environment in our purpose built midwifery clinical skills laboratory. Each of the three years of the course comprise periods of theory and applied practice and you will be placed at one of three NHS Trust sites to gain practical experience: Kettering, Northampton and Milton Keynes. Career opportunities are wide ranging upon qualification, within and outside of the NHS. Initially after a period of preceptorship training and post-registration clinical experience, you can progress into fields such as clinical leadership, specialisms such as bereavement, teenage pregnancy and infant feeding, as well as education and research. Employment opportunities are available both in the UK and abroad. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information ✱✱ source: Guardian University League Table 2021.


STAGE 1: • Foundations of Midwifery Care (compulsory) • Participating in Clinical Midwifery Practice (compulsory) • Cultural Perspectives in Midwifery (compulsory) • Scholarly Practice in Midwifery (compulsory) • Universal Care Needs applied to Midwifery (compulsory) STAGE 2: • Additional Care Needs applied to Midwifery (compulsory) • Contributing to Clinical Midwifery Practice (compulsory) • Cultural Competence in Midwifery (compulsory) • Developing Midwifery Care (compulsory) • Research in Midwifery (compulsory) STAGE 3: • Independent Project (compulsory) • Consolidating Midwifery Care (compulsory) • Proficiency in Clinical Midwifery Practice (compulsory)

  • Students must take all compulsory modules. Students who do not complete the Honours Degree will be eligible for an Ordinary Degree upon successful completion of a minimum of 60 Level 6 credits. These can be from any Level 6 modules, whether identified as compulsory or designated. The name of the Ordinary Degree will differ from that of the Honours Degree due to professional body requirements. Details can be found in the relevant Supplementary Regulations.
**Module information is quoted for 2022/23 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment are used on the BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree including essays, workbooks, projects, both written and spoken examinations, care studies and presentations, many of which will be submitted and marked electronically / online.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A-level in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Health and Social Care or PE) or Extended Diploma or T-level in Science plus GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade 4 (or C) or Functional Skills level 2 Application and Communication or equivalent qualifications required.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


For more information, please visit our website under the heading ‘Interview Information’: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/midwifery-bsc-hons/


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Examples of additional costs that you may incur during the three years of the programme include: - living costs: for example, travel or fuel costs, running a car costs, car parking at NHS Trust host sites (ranging at present from 50 pence per day to £10 per day) and accommodation costs. - subscriptions: to a professional body/union, one example being, the Royal College of Midwives Membership (currently £1.67 for student midwives), Professional Midwifery journal(s) (approximately £40.00 annually for per subscription). These costs are optional. - purchase of learning resources: stationery. - miscellaneous: additional uniforms for clinical practice (approx. £25), fob watch, non-attendance at mandatory training (approx. £85), shoes for practice.
Midwifery at University of Northampton - UCAS