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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Nursing
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.2k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

ABB - including a biological science. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

biological science

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

DDM Edexcel National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health with a minimum of 4 units in biological sciences).

UCAS tariff points

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


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


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

This course provides the opportunity for you to: * Develop knowledge, practical and communication skills, as you'll be taught by enthusiastic and experienced midwife teachers. * Work with women and their families in a wide range of practice settings including birth centres, midwife led units, community and obstetric units. * Undertake practice placements, which were rated as â??outstanding' by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Midwives work in partnership with women and their families during life changing times of preparing for parenthood. A midwife is often the first and main contact for women during pregnancy. They provide support to women throughout labour, birth and the early days of being parents. Based upon individual women and family needs, midwives work as part of a multidisciplinary team with other health and social care professionals to meet the specific needs of mothers. If you've a keen interest in women's health and a commitment to family centred care, coupled with a desire to make a difference in people's lives, then being a midwife may be ideal for you. This course, which was designed by midwives for the training of midwives, emphasises the promotion of health and the safe management of pregnancy, to ensure the best possible outcomes for parents and the newborn. We will also help you to learn how to provide individualised care for the mother and baby throughout pregnancy, labour and the period after childbirth. The course aims for you to become an autonomous practitioner, who is confident and competent in the theory and practice of midwifery. You'll undertake a variety of clinical placements where you've the opportunity to gain an insight into the different cultural and social influences upon child-bearing women and a broad perspective on the delivery of midwifery care.


Year 1: core modules: Biological Sciences for Midwifery; Introducing Midwifery Practice; Professional Development and Research 1; Principles of Midwifery Care; Psycho-Social and Policy Aspects of Midwifery Practice. Year 2: core modules: Developing Skills and Competence in Midwifery Practice; Public Health Aspects of Midwifery Practice; Research 2; Supporting Women with Complex Needs in Pregnancy and Childbirth. Year 3: core modules: Promoting Normality in Complex Situations: Preparing for Effective Midwifery Practice; Preparing for Parenting; Research 3.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Received sufficient advice and support



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
89% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
54% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
383 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21.2k LOW
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals


Graduates who are customer service managers and supervisors


Graduates who are health associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is the subject with the most degree graduates in 2012 - over 14,300. We'll always need nurses in this country, 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.
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