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Course summary

What career could be more rewarding than one that supports women as they bring new life into the world? This course, with an accreditation by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, will enable you to do just that. Why study BSc (Hons) Midwifery (with Foundation Year) at BU?

  • You can opt to study at either of our campuses – Bournemouth or Portsmouth.
  • With a strong emphasis on women-centred care, the course offers an equal balance of theory and practice.
  • 50% of the course will be spent in practice placements, in community, birth centre and hospital settings, where you’ll learn from your interactions with women, families, midwives and other health professionals.
  • You’ll be introduced to new equipment and skills in our simulation facilities, including a birthing suite, where you can familiarise yourself with techniques prior to going into practice.
  • Learn from experienced and knowledgeable registered midwives and other healthcare practitioners.
  • 95% of our nursing graduates are either employed or in further study within 15 months of graduating (source DiscoverUni 2023)
Funding support: Nursing students may be eligible for a non-repayable government training grant of at least £5,000 a year. Find out more information about the funding.Please note that this funding is not available for students on the Foundation Year, however you will be able to access it once you complete the Foundation Year and move onto the degree. Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills needed to prepare you for the Midwifery degree, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree and begin your Midwifery study. The Foundation Year will be based at the Talbot Campus, Bournemouth. If you wish to study the degree at the Portsmouth Campus, you will be able to choose to this study location upon completing the foundation year in Bournemouth.


During the foundation year, you will study the following units: Academic Study Skills, Applied Sciences, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Psychology, Mathematics in Science and Foundation Year Project. Year 1 core units include: Midwifery Practice 1A; Midwifery Practice 1B; Childbirth Journeys; Fundamental Midwifery Care; Promoting Health; Foundations for Professional Practice and Research

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Unistats information

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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
EU £18800 Year 1
International £18800 Year 1

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): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Midwifery (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS