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BSc(Hons) Midwifery

University of Derby
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Derby
English
September 2022
University of Derby

About this program

BSc(Hons) Midwifery

  • Become a competent and compassionate midwife with good communication skills and an understanding of women’s and families' expectations
  • Gain essential practical experience on a range of clinical placements in different health care settings
  • Learn from a highly experienced and enthusiastic teaching team who provide full support to help you achieve your ambitions
  • This degree is designed to meet the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly standards*, the gold-standard for midwifery programs: and an important quality mark for trusts
  • Derby has a 70-year track record in providing high quality healthcare education and strong links with the local NHS trusts.

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Admission requirements

2022 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2022 entry.

  • UCAS points - 120-128
  • A Level - ABB-BBB (At least a grade B in either Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology)
  • BTEC - DDM. Must include a Science related subject in either Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology
  • GCSE - Maths, English and Science at Grade 4/C (or above) Please note we do not accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisations
  • Access to HE - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 30, Merit: 15, Pass: 0. This must include 15 Level 3 credits at Merit in a Science related subject in either Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)

2023 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2022 entry.

  • UCAS points - 128-136
  • A Level - ABB-BBB (At least a grade B in either Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology)
  • BTEC - DDD - DDM. Must include a Science related subject in either Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology
  • GCSE - Maths, English and Science at Grade 4/C (or above) Please note we do not accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisations
  • Access to HE - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 30, Merit: 15, Pass: 0. This must include 15 Level 3 credits at Merit in a Science related subject in either Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Clinical Practice 1
  • Introduction to the Professional Midwife
  • Foundations of Care for Mother and Baby
  • Midwifery Skills 1

Year 2

  • Clinical Practice 2
  • Developing the Professional Midwife
  • Evolving Care of Mother and Baby
  • Midwifery Skills 2

Year 3

  • Clinical Practice 3
  • Professional Leadership
  • Care for Women and Neonates with Complex Needs
  • Evidence Based Midwifery Practice

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

How you will learn

This midwifery degree includes 50% theory and 50% practice. Through our own clinical facilities, and through your placements with trusts, you will gain 2,300 hours of practical experience in the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods, as well as in the care of the newborn baby. You will also gain 2,300 hours of theoretical knowledge.

For the theoretical aspects of the course, you will receive face-to-face and online teaching, as well as studying independently. To meet your practice requirements, you will need to keep an up-to-date ongoing record of achievement.

The Newborn Infant Physical Examination is taught in this course. This is part of a screening program which screens babies within 72 hours of birth, and students will complete this qualification.

Tuition

Tuition Fees for UK students - £9,250 per year

Qualification

UCAS points: 120-128 (September 2022 entry)

Career paths

This BSc (Hons) Midwifery provides all the theoretical and practical elements you need to meet the NMC standards and be eligible for registration on the midwifery section of the NMC professional register. It will help you to start a new and highly-rewarding career, as a competent, confident and autonomous midwife, who is capable of making a real, positive difference to the lives of women and their new-born infants, partners and families. 

Once you have graduated and are on the register, you should be able to get an NHS position as a Registered (Graduate) Midwife (NHS Band 5) which will progress to band 6 following successful completion of the trust preceptorship program. This qualification is also recognised in Europe, as well as other countries, so you could look for a midwife position overseas.

Midwives can work in the trust obstetric maternity unit, midwife led unit or in the community. Midwives may specialise in roles such as a diabetes specialist midwife, bereavement services, vulnerable women or safeguarding.

After several years, you could progress to be a ward-based manager, specialist midwife, researcher or lecturer.

This is a new course so we don't yet have employment rates of previous graduates to provide. However, similar programs, such as Nursing, have had exceptional employment rates: up to 95% of graduates being in further study or work six months after they completed their course.

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Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby
UK

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