Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: B720
BMid 3 years full-time 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

No entry details provided

£6,630

7%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average salary
Nursing
MEDIUM 73% HIGH 99% LOW £20.7k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

No entry details provided

To include Biology and a Literary subject.

No entry details provided

To include Biology/Human Biology and English.

BTEC Diploma None stated
UCAS tariff points None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of No entry details provided and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support

£6,630

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in…

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

7%

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Source: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

1/2 of the programme is spent on clinical placement; typical employers are the NHS within hospitals and community settings in Lothian and the Borders; during 5-week elective placement students have the opportunity to work overseas.

Modules

Theory modules include: Introduction to midwifery studies; learning for professional life; fitness for childbearing; life sciences related to reproduction; childbearing in today's society; labour and birth 1 and 2; women's health; complications in childbearing; postnatal issues; professional practice and issues and research; the sick neonate and sick adult; the reflective practitioner; and management.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
60%
15%

Year 1

19%
35%
46%

Year 2

16%
38%
46%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
17%
58%
25%

Year 1

23%
27%
50%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified midwife More info

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is a dynamic and forward-looking institution dedicated to educational services relevant to the needs of students and employers. By offering creatively designed courses, flexible study methods and accessible routes to higher education we equip graduates for success in a competitive job market and are one of Scotland's top universities for graduate employability.

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Who studies this subject?

Source: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

3% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

21% of students are part-time

Male / Female

91% of students are female

Achievement

2% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

306 entry points typically achieved by students

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score MEDIUM 73%

Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

63%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study HIGH 99%
Average salary LOW £20.7k

Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals

42%

Graduates who are caring personal services

3%

Graduates who are health associate professionals

28%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Source: DLHE & HECSU
This is the subject with the most degree graduates in 2012 - over 14,300. We'll always need nurses in this country, so it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same – they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management.

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