Midwifery (Pre-Registration) University of Plymouth

Undergraduate

Do you want to help women have the best pregnancy and birth possible? This course equips you with the skills, knowledge and professional insight needed to become a registered midwife. Whether it’s helping clients before labour, or giving support to new mothers, you’ll learn through doing - building your confidence as you go. You’ll also discover the social and cultural influences that shape maternity care today, so you graduate ready to excel as a fully-rounded healthcare professional.

You will become a 'Registered Midwife' with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as soon as you successfully complete the course. You’ll build confidence through clinical skills and theory sessions, priming you to be at your best when working directly with real clients. You’ll enhance your employability with modules in mentorship and newborn examination.al.

  • Become a 'Registered Midwife' with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as soon as you successfully complete the course.

  • Spend 55 per cent of your time learning through doing, in a range of real placements, in partnership with real clients.

  • Build confidence through clinical skills and theory sessions, priming you to be at your best when working directly with real clients.

  • Extend your skills in IT, numeracy and literacy to support your clinical and professional midwifery practice.

  • Learn about the psychological and social impacts of having a baby and how to effectively communicate with and support your clients.

  • Develop a critical approach to research, enabling you to provide evidence-based care.

  • Enhance your employability with modules in mentorship and newborn examination.

  • Develop the professional knowledge, skills and attributes to enable you to work as an autonomous practitioner fit for the future.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

In year one, lay the foundations for your career as a midwife, from developing clinical skills and professional attitudes to learning about human reproductive biology. Discover the sociological and psychological impacts of pregnancy and birth. Develop your professional communication skills, improve your skills in IT, reflective practice, literature searching, essay writing, resource creation and exam technique. Before Christmas, undertake the first of your supervised clinical placements in maternity settings.

Building on Year 1 biology studies, you’ll learn more about preconception, conception and childbearing. Learn about complications and conditions particular to pregnancy and birth, the role a midwife plays in a multi-disciplinary team and the importance of safe medicine administration. A team-based learning module will introduce you to the essentials of research. Put your improved clinical and theoretical skills into practice on placement, gaining experience outside of midwifery settings.

In your final year, you’ll further develop clinical skills for planning, assessing, implementing and evaluating pregnancy and childbirth care. Carrying your own caseload, you’ll see what it takes to be an effective practising midwife. You’ll learn how to manage complications in labour and birth, as well as handling emergencies. Using what you’ve learnt on the course, you’ll undertake a research proposal in your chosen area, and enhance your employability by preparing for mentorship and newborn/ infant examination.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment method

28% of assessment is by exam, 42% by coursework and 30% practical assessment

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.

Course code B720
Institution code P60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 - 128 points Minimum 2 A Levels to include a Grade B at Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Psychology or Sociology. Excluding General Studies
A level 120 to 128 points, to include a minimum of 2 A Levels including a Grade B in science, preferably Biology or Chemistry but Physics, Psychology and Sociology may also be considered.
Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Must be science related
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Pass with 45 level 3 credits, 30 must be at Distinction including 15 level 3 credits in Biology. A further 15 credits must be at Merit.
Five GCSEs at C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science will be required.
Scottish Higher Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.
AS Accepted in combination with other qualifications
Extended Project Accepted in combination with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 - 30 points To include two subjects with Grade 5 at higher level, once must be a science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Sociology
Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 Obtain H1 H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 (all at Higher level) to include Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Sociology and a econd science .
Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Scottish Advanced Higher 128 points to include BB at Advanced Highers to include B in a science. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Considered in combination

5 GCSEs required at grade C/4 or above including English, Maths and Science

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Institutions Own Test.

Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 With 6.5 in the writing section and 7.0 in the reading, listening, and speaking sections.

Full details of English Language requirements can be found on our website.

English Language Requirements

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements


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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Please note fees are subject to change - for all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. ** International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. *** ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.