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Birmingham City University

Midwifery BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code: B720

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

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Midwifery

**The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which regulates Midwives and midwife education, is changing the standards required to be a midwife and as a result there will be a new programme from September 2020. Therefore, it is likely there will be some difference between the information that is currently displayed here and on our course pages and the finalised 2020 course specification. The updated course specifications will be available on our website no later than the 31 July 2020.**

Midwives are the first and main contact for the expectant mother, providing information on health issues, pregnancy, the birth and practical caring skills so that mothers can make informed choices about the services and options available. Our course will provide you with a wide range 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).

You'll train using purpose built facilities including our Virtual Home Environment, commended by the NMC for creating live simulations for student to rehearse practical scenarios, while receiving continuous individual support and encouragement from both your personal tutor and course mentors. Our physical facilities include a home environment, birthing area and teaching tools, including use of a birth simulator and neonatal manikins to help simulate a variety of birth scenarios.

We have also been 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. Upon qualification you'll be eligible for registration with the NMC means you can practice in the UK and overseas. In addition, you'll also have the opportunity to gain the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination(NIPE) qualification.

Extracurricular opportunities include international visits through our Go Abroad scheme.

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.

71%
low
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.

Midwifery

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

83%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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.

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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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