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University of the West of Scotland

Midwifery BSc

UCAS Code: B720

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Science subjects are preferred plus Maths, English Language & English Literature at GCSE Level.

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

H3,H3,H3,H4

Including English with science subjects preferred plus Maths at Ordinary Level.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

Including English with science subjects preferred plus Maths at Nat5/Intermediate 2/Standard Grade Credit Level.

UCAS Tariff

102
16%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Midwifery

The BSc Midwifery will enable graduates to pursue a career in this sector although some diversity into the fields of public health, sexual or family health.In partnership with women, midwives promote and maintain health and prevent ill health in the mother and baby by means of empowerment, informed choice and health education.Guest speakers form part of the programme and students have benefitted from lectures by Maureen McSherry, Consultant Midwife, NHS Lanarkshire; Joanna Greenock, NES Project Midwife, Compassionate Connections; and Dr Mary Rose Davie, NES Project Manager on the history of midwifery.Career prospectsGraduates can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Midwife. You can work as a Registered Midwife within a hospital or community setting in the UK or in EU countries. Job opportunities are excellent and starting salaries attractive. Most graduates work in midwifery although some diversify into the fields of public health, sexual health and family health.Placement/Work-based learningThe programme is 50% work-based experience, which is assessed and has academic credit. You will develop your skills in clinical practice by working as part of a multi-disciplinary team within large and small hospitals in urban and rural locations. Clinical placements are located in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; Highland; Lanarkshire; Dumfries and Galloway; and Ayrshire and Arran Health Board areas.Study abroadYou may study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations.Professional recognitionThe programme carries UNICEFs UK Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation for ensuring midwifery students are equipped with knowledge and skills to advise breastfeeding mothers.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lanarkshire Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

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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.

82%
med
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

82%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
1%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

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
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Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
2%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
1%
Caring personal services
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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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