University of Northampton

Midwifery University of Northampton Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The University of Northampton

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Our Midwifery course consistently achieve 98-100% employment at the point of registration. Over the course of your studies you will be supported by our Careers and Employability Service to ensure our midwifery graduates are well-prepared for employment.

Our Midwifery course is studied over three years full-time. On completion of the course you will be awarded with a BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Our course is also BFI accredited by Unicef meaning that our Midwifery students will be equipped with knowledge and understanding of infant feeding to UNICEF UK standards. This standard is internationally recognised as a mark of excellence.

You will have the opportunity to practice your midwifery skills in a simulated environment in our purpose built midwifery clinical skills laboratory. Each of the three years of the course comprise periods of theory and applied practice and you will be placed at one of three NHS Trust sites to gain practical experience: Kettering, Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Career opportunities are wide ranging upon qualification, within and outside of the NHS. Initially after a period of preceptorship training and post-registration clinical experience, you can progress into fields such as clinical leadership, specialisms such as bereavement, teenage pregnancy and infant feeding, as well as education and research. Employment opportunities are available both in the UK and abroad.

By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.

  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).

  • Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.

  • We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**

  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.

The Northampton Employment Promise

  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.

✱ terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information
✱✱ source: Guardian University League Table 2020.

Course details

Modules

STAGE 1:
• Introduction to Midwifery Practice (compulsory)
• Essentials of Midwifery (compulsory)
• Professional Studies (compulsory)
• Public Health and the Midwife (compulsory)
• Calculations Associated with Medicines (compulsory)

STAGE 2:
• Developing Midwifery Practice (compulsory)
• Promoting Normality through Research (compulsory)
• Integrated Care for Women with Complex Needs (compulsory)
• Perinatal Mental Health (compulsory)
• The Compromised Newborn (compulsory)
• Calculations Associated with Medicines (compulsory)

STAGE 3:
• Project (compulsory)
• Consolidating Midwifery Practice (compulsory)
• Care Planning and Management (compulsory)
• Becoming a Midwife (compulsory)
• EU Directive (compulsory)
• Calculations Associated with Medicines (compulsory)

Module information is quoted for 2018/19 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment is used on the BSc (Hons) Midwifery including essays, workbooks, projects, both written and spoken examinations, care studies and presentations, many of which will be submitted and marked electronically/online.

Practice assessments will be relevant to the module undertaken and will be related to the ‘Standards for Pre-Registration Midwifery Education’ (NMC, 2009). You can expect two to three items of assessment per module,spread throughout the academic year, which will be completed and submitted electronically via Pepplepad.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points
A level BBC One subject must be in a Science. General Studies not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Qualification must have a science focus (Health and Social Care is accepted)
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
Distinctions must be in a Science subject
Scottish Higher ABBB Must include a Science subject
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M3, M3 Must include a Science subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 25 points Must include a Science subject
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 Must include a Science subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted at DD with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Distinction, or with an A-level at C. Must include a Science subject.

GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent qualifications required. Key Skills level 2 Application of number is accepted in place of Mathematics and Communication in place of English Language.. GCSE Science is also desirable.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Numeracy and literacy test at interview.

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


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

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Provider information

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University of Northampton
The University of Northampton
Waterside Campus
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Northampton
NN1 5PH


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