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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

16%

Subjects
  • Nursing
Student score
69% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.7k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A,B,B

including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Education. General studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted. Applicants must pass the practical element of science assessments where assessed separately.

Scottish Highers
A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AB, including Science.

Scottish Advanced Highers
A,B

including a science. This qualification is acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.

BTEC Diploma
DM

Considered on an individual basis if combined with A level or equivalent. Sciences must be taken. Please contact the school for further information.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDM

including selected science modules as listed on the website. A level science can compensate for not completing sufficient science modules. GCSE English and Maths at grade C (4) or above are also required.

International Baccalaureate
32

with 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level including science, excluding core component. Also require GCSEs as listed below, or English and Maths grade 5 at Standard Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

16%

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

£9,250

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 is accredited by the Baby Friendly Initiative and upon completion of this course you will be eligible for registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Midwifery care is provided in a variety of settings such as homes, hospital wards and community settings. Student midwives are exposed to practice-based learning in a variety of settings to enable the development of key midwifery skills. This focus on developing practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge will ensure that you finish the degree with a deep understanding of all aspects of midwifery.

Modules

During your first year, you will be able to participate in practice placements. You will begin to learn psychomotor skills needed to assess the needs of mother and baby. In your second year you will begin exploring the different ways in which pregnancy and childbirth can change people’s lives. In your third year, you will develop skills needed for effective management and leadership and will be given opportunities to develop your teaching abilities. You will undertake case-holding throughout the course, under supervision, enabling you to provide total care for a number of childbearing women.

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How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 75%
Student score 69% LOW
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

76%

Library resources are satisfactory

78%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

87%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Staff value students' opinions

62%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
91% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
37% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
390 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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% MED
Average graduate salary £21.7k LOW
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals

94%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
19,890 nursing qualifications were awarded in 2015, making it much the most popular degree in the country. Despite that, we have a serious shortage of nurses - estimates suggest that we're over 20,000 nurses short - that is only set to continue. 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, and with nurses in such demand, there are always going to be options for you. Do be aware that even this doesn't necessarily guarantee you can get the exact nursing job you want exactly where you want though - some flexibility in type of job and location will still help your career.
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