University of Bradford

Midwifery Studies University of Bradford Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Midwifery is a rewarding career. As a registered midwife you will be in the unique position to provide personalised care to women and their families from conception, antenatally, during labour to the postnatal period. This privilege can make a positive societal impact.

As a skilled and competent practitioner you will support women to make decisions about their care within a multidisciplinary team using research and evidence-based knowledge to maintain safety and respect.

Our course prepares you for this challenging role using a student-centred approach of problem based learning which fosters complex decision making and teamwork. This develops your autonomy to apply twenty-first century thinking to clinical practice whilst becoming an innovative and dynamic registered midwife.

Our students, with the support of excellent midwife lecturers and mentors, develop the competencies and essential skills mandated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council thus providing them with assured employability as a midwife.

Professional accreditation
This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as the statutory body and regulator of nursing and midwifery healthcare professions.

Course details


Year 1
Beginning Midwifery Knowledge (C)
Midwifery Care and Practice 1 (C)
Midwifery Care and Practice 2 (C)

Year 2
Developing Midwifery Knowledge (C)
Midwifery Care and Practice 3 (C)
Midwifery Care and Practice 4 (C)

Year 3
Midwifery Care and Practice 5a & 5b (C)
Midwifery Care and Practice 6 (Caseloading) (C)
Questioning Midwifery Knowledge (C)

Assessment method

Theoretical Assessment
Knowledge and understanding are assessed by Ipsative multiple choice questions (MCQ), this is a computer marked exam. An Ipsative assessment enables the student to identify the breadth of knowledge required and then personal progression throughout the programme, enabling students to take responsibility for
their own learning and development. The assessment strategy includes a synoptic assessment, which facilitates holistic assessment of a range of module learning outcomes. An opportunity to experience a range of assessment methods includes presentations, written assignment and critical writing BLOG. The student is enabled to demonstrate the acquisition and application of knowledge that includes the context of practice.

The curriculum assessment strategy also includes the use of formative assessment methods to support development of knowledge, understanding and assessment literacy. These will include a formative opportunity at both the ipsative and synoptic assessment methods described above.

Practice Assessment
The mentor for the placement assesses clinical practice, with the student demonstrating competency through actively engaging in the care of women and their families. Students are required to provide evidence of their learning in their ORA. The mentor verifies this information by undertaking a final placement interview, which includes grading of practice. The students are assessed against stage specific criterion that reflects students learning throughout each practice placement.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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.

Course code B720
Institution code B56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 points 128 UCAS Tariff points from 3 A Levels (or equivalent), plus a minimum of 3 GCSE's at grade C or above to include: English Language, Mathematics and Biology/Combined Science. Level 2 equivalences are accepted
A level ABB 128 UCAS tariff points from 3 A levels (or equivalent)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM We accept BTEC Extended Diploma in Health or Science
Access to HE Diploma As UCAS tariff: 128 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions or Science to include at least 12 credits in Biology, which must be at minimum grade Distinction
Scottish Higher As UCAS tariff
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 128 UCAS tariff points overall to include three Higher Level subjects at 6,6,5 to include English Language, Mathematics and Biology at HL3 or SL4

Applicants must have evidence of recent relevant study done within the last 5 years.

All short-listed candidates will be interviewed. Acceptance is subject to completion of a satisfactory medical and Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University.

English Language requirements for International and EU applicants: IELTS test with an overall score of 7.0 with no sub-tests less 7.0 (or equivalent).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



Personal Statement Screening

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

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Course contact details

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Admissions Office - Faculty of Health Studies Team