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Birmingham City University

Midwifery BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code: B720

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Must include at least one of Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Human Biology Subjects excluded - General Studies and Critical Thinking All subjects should be achieved at a minimum of C grade. A maximum of three subjects are considered.

60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. The remainding 15 credits can be taken at either level 2 or 3. Within the level 3 credits, a minimum of 30 must be achieved at merit or distinction including 18 in health or science subjects. GCSE Maths & English achieved prior to application Must be in Access to Health or Access to Nursing and Midwifery. GCSE equivilences only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent' GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade 4 or above qualifications must be achieved prior to application. GCSE science is not required for Access students.

Extended Project

C

Relevant Health or Science Subject. Must achieve min of 128 UCAS point in combination with A level subjects overall.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE 5 at grade 4 Must include English, Mathematics and a Science Equivalents are not accepted Must have been achieved at the point of application.

HNC (BTEC)

P

Relevant Health or Science Subject

HND (BTEC)

P

Relevant Health or Science Subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 points from the IB overall Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis At least one Higher Level subject with grade 4 or above from Group 4 or 3 AND English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B and Ab Initio - Grade 5.

128 UCAS points from 5 Irish highers Must include Health or Science related subjects

Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

O3,O3,O3,O3,O3

To include English, Mathematics and Science Must have been achieved at the point of application.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

Accepted in combination with A levels. Must total minimum of 128 UCAS points overall. Only Health and social care or applied science accepted. Only Health and social care or applied science accepted.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Only Health and Social Care and Applied Science subjects accepted

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D

Only Health and Social Care and Applied Science subjects accepted. Must total minimum of 128 UCAS points overall combined with A level subjects

Maximum of 5 Advanced Highers at grade C subjects excluded - General Studies and Critical Thinking

UCAS Tariff

128
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Midwifery

Midwives are the first and main contact for the expectant mother and they will provide information on health issues, pregnancy, the birth and practical caring skills, so that mothers can make informed choices about the services and options available. The curriculum exposes you to a breadth of experiences focused on the needs of women, you and your fellow students, service providers and the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Train using purpose built facilities including our Virtual Home Environment, commended by the NMC for creating live simulations for student to rehearse practical scenarios, whilst receiving continuous individual support and encouragement from both your personal tutor and course mentors. Our state-of-the-art facilities include a home environment, birthing area and teaching tools, including use of a birth simulator and neonatal mannequins to help simulate a variety of birth scenarios. We were recently awarded the Unicef Stage 1 Baby Friendly Initiative. It's rare for a University to achieve this, which highlights just how detailed our best practice is around this vital area. Our staff are all registered midwives with a diverse range of clinical experience and interest. They work hard to ensure their teaching reflects every day up to date midwifery practice. Registration with the NMC means you can practice in the UK and overseas.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Midwifery

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Midwifery

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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