Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Midwifery

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Course summary

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This course is accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Council and offers an equal balance of theory and practice with a strong emphasis on women-centred care. You can opt to study at either of our coastal campuses; Bournemouth or Portsmouth. Alongside learning knowledge from highly qualified and experienced practitioners, during compelling units such as antenatal & postnatal care of mother and baby, labour and birth, and medicines management, etc, you’ll use our state-of-the-art clinical rooms to practice your blossoming skills in a safe environment, before transitioning into the workplace. There you’ll get to spend 50% of your course time on placements with mothers and their newborn babies. Your first placement will typically be in the community or a birth centre and starts in week seven of the course. Other clinical experience will include neonatal care, gynaecology and theatre and throughout the course you will have the opportunity to organise a number of visits to areas/organisations of interest to you, in relation to public health, such as: Sure Start programmes, National Childbirth Trust, health promotion departments, etc. 94% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduating, and 100% of students are employed in a professional or managerial position. All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Course details

Modules

The course is designed with blocks of theory and practice throughout the three years, this means you will gain clinical experience in all aspects of midwifery practice. You will study a range of subject areas including Antenatal & Postnatal Care of Mother and Baby, Labour and birth, Health and wellbeing, Caseloading, Complex care and Health leadership.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 - 144 points 128 - 144 tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent including 32 points in a required subject. Required subjects: A Level: Applied Human Biology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Sociology BTEC: Applied Human Biology, Applied Science, Health & Social Care
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM 128 tariff points (Grade DDM) in a required subject
Access to HE Diploma 128 - 144 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades including 15 level 3 credits in one or more of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Sociology or Health Science.
Scottish Higher 128 - 144 tariff points from Scottish Highers including 32 points in a required subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted as part of the overall tariff
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 - 34 points 32 - 34 points including grade H5 in a required subject.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.
Extended Project Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 128 - 144 tariff points to include a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects including 36 points in a required subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM 128 tariff points in a required subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Occupational Health (OH) Checks This course is is physically and mentally demanding and you will need to be mentally and physically able to undertake your chosen course. Places are offered subject to passing an OH check, and this will be carried out at the University Hospital Southampton. Health conditions need to be dealt with on an individual basis e.g. deafness, blindness, eczema (or other dermatological allergic reactions) on exposed areas, epilepsy, back problems, or mental health conditions, eating disorders and other disabilities. These do not automatically exclude you but please ensure that you fully disclose your condition to OH. The University can then consider the recommendations made by OH and whether reasonable adjustments can be made to support you on your chosen course. If you require more guidance please contact us for more information. You will be required to provide a record of your immunity status or be vaccinated or have the required blood tests. Please see this table for the required immunisations. You may need to ask your GP or current OH department or find your childhood vaccination record for details of your past immunisation records. You should be aware that there may be charges made (for which you will be liable) relating to your gaining the appropriate immunity required prior to starting your training programme.

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

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
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850. Please note that fees shown for September 2021 entry are subject to confirmation in response to changes in government policy. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Midwifery at Bournemouth University - UCAS