The School of Health Care Sciences offers a full-time three-year Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons) degree program leading to registration as a midwife with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The program commences annually in September and is full time over 45 weeks each year. There are 7 weeks of annual leave which are set by the course lead.
The role of the midwife in promoting normal physiological birth is the main focus throughout the program. After an initial 6 weeks block of theory, clinical placement experiences will introduce students to the role of the midwife, beginning in the community setting, where care to women and their families is provided during and following pregnancy. The opportunity may arise during this first placement experience for students to attend home births as well as births in free standing midwifery led units. Clinical placements will also be in local maternity units. Students will experience multi-disciplinary team working, which provides a holistic service to women and their families. Local geography offers students the possibility of placement experiences in rural and remote settings.
Two weeks of elective placements are also available to students each year. Past students have used this opportunity to observe care provision across the UK and internationally.
Bangor University has an active Student Midwife Society (BUSMS) who have successfully raised money for local causes and have also organised, managed and hosted an ‘All Wales Student Midwives’ conference.
Elements of the course will be available through the medium of Welsh. There will be opportunities to experience bilingual practice in some parts of the region.
The Midwifery degree at Bangor University is the only one in Wales with UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) accreditation. BFI University Accreditation will ensure that our student midwives will qualify with a firm foundation of evidence based knowledge in relation to breastfeeding. By ensuring that future midwives qualify with excellent knowledge and skills to support women to breastfeed, along with skills for life-long learning, the midwifery program at Bangor University can make an important contribution to improving public health in Wales and beyond.
Unfortunately as this course is funded by the NHS and students have to have placements in the local NHS Health Board we are unable to accept applications from overseas (Non EU) students.
For 2020 entry:
The entry requirements outline the minimum educational requirements. If selected, applicants will be expected to attend an interview and undergo further screening for entry into the Midwifery course.
Entry Process for Professional Courses:
- 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above which must include English and Mathematics, science subjects are desirable. The exception to meeting the GCSE requirements in full applies to some Access HE Diploma applicants.
- All applicants must satisfy a range of entry criteria – consult the NMC’s Standards for Preregistration Nursing Education. NMC entry requirements include demonstrating good health and good character. The School requires all candidates to undertake a criminal record check and other requirements for demonstrating good character; the local Health Board will be responsible for setting the requirement for good health. Candidates with entry qualifications older than 5 years must demonstrate evidence of recent study at an appropriate level.
GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language/Welsh Language and Maths or the equivalent in Numeracy and Communication Essential Skills, level 2. A minimum of O4 from Irish Leaving Certificate.
Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:
- A Levels
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge
- Technical Extended Diploma: DDM
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- Extended Project Qualification
- Access: 30 Distinction, 15 Merit grades
- NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma: Grade B
- Welsh Baccalaureate
- Irish Leaving Certificate: 120 points from a minimum of 4 Higher Subjects
- FETAC QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies: Distinction Profile
- General Studies is not accepted.
- We welcome applications from mature students who are completing an Access HE Diploma or who have evidence of recent study at Level 3 or above in the past five years which meets our entry requirements; please note that we do not accept NVQ Level 3/QCF Level 3 as a means of meeting our entry qualifications.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website
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- Intro to role of mid in soc
- Intro to health of individuals
- Intro to evidence based prac
- Role of midwife in society
- Public health role of mid
- Dev prof in mid prac
- Achieving Quality Care
- Prof and ethical issues
- Prof in mid practice
*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BM (Hons).
100% of Midwifery graduates employed within 6 months of completing their degree in the most recent employability statistics!
Midwifery graduates from the School of Healthcare Sciences gain both an academic and professional qualification that is well-regarded by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, the Countess of Chester Hospital and other educational partner placement providers in Wales and England.
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