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Birmingham City University

Midwifery BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code: B720
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

8%

Subjects
  • Nursing
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
99% LOW
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main 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.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
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.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

Only Health and Social Care and Applied Science subjects accepted

International Baccalaureate
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.

UCAS tariff points
128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

8%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

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 £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: 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

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.

Modules

Birmingham City University

North Campus

Birmingham City University is a haven of creative talent spread across eight city campuses. With such a diverse range of courses on offer, catering for a mix of students, we provide a wealth of experiences to be involved in. Frank Skinner and X-Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts are among our famous alumni. Recent fashion grad Becky Short has a famous fan - Lady Gaga has been snapped wearing one of her designs.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Staff value students' opinions

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
90% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
30% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
370 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
55% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 99% LOW
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals

94%

Graduates who are health professionals

1%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
19,890 nursing qualifications were awarded in 2015, making it much the most popular degree in the country. Despite that, we have a serious shortage of nurses - estimates suggest that we're over 20,000 nurses short - that is only set to continue. 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, and with nurses in such demand, there are always going to be options for you. Do be aware that even this doesn't necessarily guarantee you can get the exact nursing job you want exactly where you want though - some flexibility in type of job and location will still help your career.
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