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City, University of London

Midwifery

UCAS Code: B715

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Typically ABB or a combination of 'A' levels and other relevant qualifications. In addition to five passes at grade 4 (C) GCSE, including English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Access to HE Diploma in a Nursing, Midwifery, Health, Science, or Social Care subject NOT Nutrition or Paramedic Studies. Full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit. Applicants must also hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above at the point of application to the programme.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

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

DDD

Health and Social Care or Science-related subject. In addition to five passes at grade 4 (C) GCSE, including English and Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

128
18%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Midwifery

City's BSc Midwifery degree prepares students for a rewarding career as a midwife. Students combine theoretical study with clinical experience in a range of settings, working with London’s diverse populations in leading hospitals and community settings. City is ranked 2nd in London for subjects allied to medicine (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) and career prospects are excellent; 100% of our graduates go on to employment or further study within 6 months of graduation (Unistats).

This course is designed for students looking for a rewarding career supporting women and their families through pregnancy and childbirth. Graduates of the BSc Midwifery degree are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and will be qualified to practice as a midwife in the UK and overseas (additional qualifications may be required in some countries)

Students benefit from outstanding teaching, facilities and practice placements at London’s leading hospitals and trusts. Teaching is a combination of classroom based theory, simulated practice in our specialist Clinical Skills Centre and clinical placements.

The course is taught by academics who are registered midwives with a diverse range of experience over many specialist areas within the midwifery profession. Many of our academic team are actively involved in research, generating new knowledge which directly affects today’s practice and the curriculum of this course.

Our graduates secure employment with trusts including Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation.

Modules

Year 1: In the first year of study, professional knowledge and an understanding of the midwife's role are developed, working in partnership with women and multidisciplinary teams. Core modules include: Foundation skills for midwifery practice; Developing skills for caring in normal midwifery practice (practice experience); Introduction to human biology; Public health, midwifery and healthy communities; Using evidence in midwifery practice; An introduction to professional midwifery practice.

Year 2: In the second year, using evidence in midwifery practice, students develop their identity as a midwife. Wider issues such as women's health and the public health role of the midwife are covered. Students will be able to recognise the value and importance of working within a multi-professional team to ensure the best possible outcome for women and babies when complexities arise. Core modules are studied alongside elective modules. Core modules include: Reproductive biology, pathology and pharmacology; Developing relationships in midwifery practice; Developing skills for midwifery practice; Skills for co-ordinating complex midwifery care (practice experience).

Year 3: In the final year students gain competence in caring for women who choose to have midwifery-led care, including home birth, as a mode of delivery. Students are also supported to develop autonomy and accountability as a midwife. Core modules include: Developing autonomy in midwifery practice (practice experience); Leading and managing in professional midwifery practice; Dissertation.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used, depending on module choices these may include:
- Essays
- Practice Assessment Document
- Case studies
- Written examinations (short answer questions, multiple choice questions, seen scenario)
- Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
- Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL)
- Dissertation
- Projects
- Drug Calculations
- Critique of research
- On-line quizzes and activities
- Self-assessment on-line activities.

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

81%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
38%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
49%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
71%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Other elementary services occupations
1%
Secretarial and related occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£30k

£30k

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£32k

£32k

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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