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Course summary

Midwives provide essential care, advice and support for women and their families during pregnancy, labour and early post-natal stages. As a professional midwife you will enjoy a career with unique challenges and rewards; you will share people’s most personal experiences. You will provide essential care, advice and support for women and their family during pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period. To thrive in this role you need to be adaptable, compassionate and dependable, with a sound knowledge of everyday midwifery issues and potential complications. This course enables you to develop core midwifery competencies, equips you to confidently apply theory to practice and leads to eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a midwife. To ensure you can confidently apply theory to practice, you will spend 50% of the year on placements in varied health settings. The rest of the course is spent in theoretical learning which includes synchronous and asynchronous learning, lectures, collaborative learning, self-directed study, group work, presentations, assessments and simulated care. Our simulation suite includes a replica hospital room and home birthing room. When you choose to study midwifery with us, you'll also have the opportunity to gain a global perspective on an overseas placement. The recognition that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and the values of the NHS constitution – respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients – are embedded in our curriculum. Our midwifery programme has recently been validated and is underpinned by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards of Proficiency for Midwives (2019). It includes the newly approved Newborn Infant Physical Examination qualification as part of the year 3 modules.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course does not take applications from International applicants who require a Tier 4 visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



Deferred applications: We are not able to accept applications for deferred entry onto this course. If you wish to apply for a later year of entry, we recommend waiting until the admissions cycle for that year opens – this is usually in October of each year.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13842* Year 1
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
International £13842* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that the £13,842 international fee is for classroom based courses and provisional for 2023. For lab based courses a higher fee of £14,892 applies. EU students will be charged international fees unless they have settled status awarded by the UK Government's Settlement Scheme. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,370 for home students and £2,120 for international students. All fees should be checked against the information listed on the course page on our website: as specific details will be included there. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.

Sponsorship information

This course is eligible for an NHS bursary. For details see:

Midwifery at University of Brighton - UCAS