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Oxford Brookes University

Midwifery

UCAS Code: B720

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

Entry requirements


Grade B in A-level Biology required.

12 x Level 3 credits in Biology. GCSE Maths and GCSE English still required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English - Grade 5 GCSE Maths - Grade 5 GCSE Science - 2 x Grade 5

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

Biology Higher Level - Grade 6 Maths Standard Level - Grade 4

UCAS Tariff

120

A-level Biology required.

17%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Midwifery

This popular course will enable you to become an independent learner and to develop the skills and knowledge needed for a challenging, but rewarding, career in midwifery. You will be part of a small cohort – which ensures you receive optimum support from the midwifery lecturing staff and experienced midwives in practice – and you will be able to practise midwifery in a variety of settings.

Modules

We offer the following pathways to BSc registration as a midwife. • a three-year BSc (Hons) for those with no previous health care experience • a 21-month post-experience BSc (Hons) for Adult nurses with a current registration with the NMC. In addition to midwifery-specific knowledge, the course covers biological sciences, evidence-based practice, research skills, and the social, psychological, ethical, multicultural and interprofessional dimensions of midwifery care. A significant number of teaching sessions take place in the well-equipped clinical skills suites, enabling you to practise midwifery skills in a safe environment. Placements enable you to gain experience in different settings. You will be providing midwifery care, including night, weekend and on-call duty. All students will work in the Women’s Centre based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Oxford Brookes University

Department:

Midwifery, Community, and Public Health

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.

75%
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.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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
86%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B
334

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Health professionals
11%
Therapy professionals
11%
Health 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.

Subjects allied to medicine

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

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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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