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University of Manchester

Midwifery

UCAS Code: B720

Bachelor of Midwifery (with Honours) - BMid (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

ABB including a science (e.g. Biology or Chemistry). Applicants who are not studying biology or chemistry A level may apply if they are studying another relevant subject (e.g. Psychology, Sociology or Geography). A typical offer for applicants studying a related subject not including biology or chemistry are set at AAB. Please contact admissions office to ask about other relevant subjects.

AS-level results provide a useful guide to current academic performance. We welcome the additional breadth of study achieved through the completion of an additional AS-level course.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

We require 39 level 3 credits at Distinction and six level 3 credits may be at Merit. 30 level 3 credits must be in health or science subjects, and these must include human biology.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Candidates taking Pre-U principal subjects in conjunction with A levels are expected to achieve a combination of D3, M2, M2 in the Pre-U and ABB at A level in three distinct subjects. Subjects must include biology or chemistry.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We require English, Maths and Science at Grade C (at least a Grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) or above. We also require five GCSEs at Grade B (a Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) or above. These may include your English, Science and Maths GCSEs if at Grade B. Access to Higher Education Diploma, Foundation Degree and graduate students must have five GCSEs at Grade C (a Grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) including English, Maths and Science. Please note that we do not accept Functional Skills 2 or equivalent qualifications in place of GCSE English and Maths. We may consider alternative science qualifications such as the BTEC First Certificate/Diploma in Applied Science. We accept Scottish Standard Grades and Intermediates in place of GCSEs.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points overall with three higher level subjects at Grades 6, 5, 5, including Biology or Chemistry. You may also apply without science if you have 35 points, 6, 6, 5 at higher level.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

D*D in combination with an A Level at Grades A/B which must include Biology or Chemistry.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D*-D

D*/D in combination with two A Levels at grades A/B which must include Biology or Chemistry.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*DD

D*DD in BTEC Health and Social Care with 1/3 of the units undertaken in science or science related subjects.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

D*D-DD

D*D/DD in combination with two A Levels at Grades A/B which must include Biology or Chemistry.

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

D*D

D*D in combination with an A Level at Grades A/B which must include Biology or Chemistry.

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

D*-D

D*/D in combination with two A Levels at Grades A/B which must include Biology or Chemistry.

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

D*DD

D*DD in BTEC Health and Social Care with 1/3 of the units undertaken must be in science or science related subject.

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

D*,D-D,D

D*D/DD in combination with two A Levels at Grades A/B which must include Biology or Chemistry.

We require Scottish Highers/ Advanced Highers at Grades AABBC/ABBBB, including Biology or Chemistry at Grade B or above preferably with one subject at Advanced Higher level. English Language, Mathematics and Science, not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C / Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). We also require at least five National Grade 5 qualifications (in a range of subjects) at Grade B. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the admissions team for the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,C-A,B,B,B,B


We require Scottish Highers/ Advanced Highers at Grades AABBC/ABBBB, including Biology or Chemistry at Grade B or above preferably with one subject at Advanced Higher level. English Language, Mathematics and Science, not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C / Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade Credit level Grade 3). We also require at least five National Grade 5 qualifications (in a range of subjects) at Grade B. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the admissions team for the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

The Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted towards the entry requirements for this course. In addition to this qualification, we require two A-levels at Grades AB including Biology or Chemistry and not including General Studies, or two A-levels at Grades AA including a relevant subject (e.g. Psychology, Sociology or Geography) and not including General Studies.

UCAS Tariff

128-141

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21%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Midwifery

Our Midwifery (BMidwif) course will develop you into a highly employable, first-class midwife.

You will follow a woman-centred approach to midwifery care thanks to a curriculum that has been highly commended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Our course also includes themes such as applying bioscience knowledge to practice, tackling health inequalities and evidence-based practice.

Your study time will be divided equally between academic and practice-based learning , enabling you to apply theory to work. You will learn from some of the country's leading midwifery lecturers, researchers and clinicians, as well as experts from across the University.

Upon graduation, you will be able to register with the NMC and practice midwifery anywhere in the UK, as well as in many other parts of the world.

**Aims**

We aim to help you develop the clinical, communication and thinking skills needed to provide high-quality midwifery care for women and families from a range of diverse backgrounds, as well as to coordinate services from the wider health, social care and voluntary sectors.

By the end of this course, you will have developed into a competent and compassionate midwife with a unique set of skills in woman-centred care, clinical decision-making, leadership, research, and public health.

**Special Features**

**Split weeks**

Spending most weeks studying two days at the University and three days in placement helps you to apply theory to practice, enjoy a varied schedule, and have regular access to tutor support and university facilities.

**Excellent support**

Benefit from support from a wide range of sources, including your academic advisor, link lecturers, placement mentors, our Peer Assisted Study Scheme and University-wide services.

**Award-winning content**

Our course achieved UNICEF UK Baby Friendly University Accreditation in 2016 for incorporating high-quality education for students on supporting mothers with breastfeeding and relationship building.

**Inter-professional learning**

Enjoy specific learning experiences alongside students training for other health professions, such as pharmacists and mental health nurses.

**Case-holding**

You will get the opportunity to provide continuity of midwifery care for a small number of women, building confidence in your skills as they develop.

**Midwifery electives**

Choose from specialist options for your Year 3 elective to explore future midwifery careers, including research, education and global midwifery practice.

**Examination of the Newborn qualification**

The theory part of this additional qualification is included in your degree, helping your future career development.

**Research**

Manchester is ranked the best for nursing and midwifery research in the UK, so our undergraduates benefit from studying in a rich learning environment.

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
£23,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
0%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
0%
Business, finance and related 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.

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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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