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Edinburgh Napier University

Midwifery

UCAS Code: B720

Bachelor of Midwifery - BMid

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Including Biology and a Literary subject.* GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths. For Midwifery, applicants need to demonstrate a breadth of subject choice and must be studying three separate A-level subjects. We are unable to accept Double Award A-levels for entry to this degree programme. GCSE Grade C/4 in English and Biology or Double Award Science required for candidates who do not have these subjects at A Level.

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:39

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 39 Credits at Merit & 6 Distinction to include Biology and English at Level 3. Maths required at Level 2 or equivalent.

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

H2,H3,H3,H3

Grades H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level including English and Biology. O2 in two Ordinary Level subjects including Maths.

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

DMM

Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in Health and Social Care + A-Level Biology at Grade C.* GCSE grade C/4 in Maths also required. *BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Sciences with grades DMM also accepted if A-Level grade C achieved in English or another Literary subject. GCSE Maths at grade C also required.

Care and Administrative Practice with grade C in the graded unit. Higher Biology/Human Biology at Grade B also required.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

Including English and Biology or Human Biology. National 5 Grade C in Maths. The grades listed above are our standard entry requirements. You may be given an Offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements, within our widening participation criteria, outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. This Offer will be lower than our standard entry requirements. For further information about our entry requirements and Admissions Policies please visit our website.

UCAS Tariff

102-104

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14%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Midwifery

Gain the academic and practical knowledge and skills required to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a midwife.

We offer you the best start in studying the art and science of midwifery. At Edinburgh Napier University you have the exciting opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills to ensure that the care offered to women and their families has a woman centred approach and prioritises the ethos of compassion and professionalism.

As a midwife you will be recognised as an expert in supporting, advising and advocating for women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum care. This course offers you the opportunity to develop clinical midwifery practice in a variety of healthcare settings and through simulated practice using our state of the art facilities. You will be supported by a team of midwife lecturers who have a wealth of expertise in both clinical practice and current research.

Midwives are autonomous practitioners who practice in a multi-disciplinary care setting and midwifery is a very distinct independent health profession which possesses its own knowledge skills and competencies. Midwifery care holistically encompasses the unique experience of each individual woman throughout their journey.

Please note: We will have a newly NMC accredited Midwifery Programme from September 2020.

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sighthill

Department:

School of Health and Social Care

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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.

72%
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

86%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
0%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

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.

£22,500
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Caring personal services
1%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
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.

£26k

£26k

£27k

£27k

£27k

£27k

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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