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Bachelor's Degree in Midwifery

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

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Midwifery

This course will teach you how to become a midwife. You'll gain the skills to make a lasting impact on the lives of women and their families through your in-depth understanding of the physical, mental and social aspects of healthy and complex pregnancy and childbirth.

This midwifery course is split equally between campus study and clinical placements. Many placements will be in the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton, but you'll experience a wide variety of other settings, including community midwifery, clinics and GP practices. There’s also the option to gain experience abroad in your second year.

Research is a core element of your degree, and you’ll be able to do 2 research-based assignments on midwifery topics of your choice.

The course takes a ‘whole-person’ approach. Your clinical practice will be enriched by an understanding of the social and psychological aspects of childbirth. You’ll learn about the midwife’s role in public health and we’ll encourage the development of your leadership and critical thinking skills.

This BSc Midwifery degree is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). On graduation you'll be able to register as a registered midwife.

This course is not available to EU and international students

Admission requirements


AAB including one pure science subject with a pass in the practical

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level including a pure science


  • D*D in the BTEC Diploma plus A in a pure science A-level
  • D* in the BTEC Subsidary Diploma plus AB in A-level subjects including a pure science at Grade A
  • We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma without a pure science A-Level.

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

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

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Program content

Year 1

  • An Introduction to Professional Practice (BSc)
  • Midwifery Practice
  • Practice Experience 1 (P1)
  • Practice Experience 2 (P2)
  • Safe and Compassionate Care for Maternal and Neonatal Health
  • Science for Midwifery Practice
  • Year Requirement Module 1

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:

  • Year 1 Generic Timetabling Module Midwifery

Year 2

  • Complex Midwifery Care
  • Developing Midwifery Professional Profile
  • Obstetric and Neonatal Emergencies
  • Practice Experience 3 (BSc/MSc 2 year)
  • Practice Experience 4 (BSc/MSc 2 year)
  • Research Methods
  • Year Requirement Module 2

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2:

  • Year 2 Generic Timetabling Module Midwifery

Year 3

  • Autonomous Midwifery Practice with Case-load Experience
  • Evidence Base for Midwifery Practice
  • Influencing Innovation and Change (Level 6)
  • Practice Experience 5 (BSc/MSc 2 year)
  • Practice Experience 6 (BSc/MSc 2 year)
  • Practice Experience 6a (P6a)
  • Research Project for Midwifery

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:

  • Year 3 Generic Timetabling Module Midwifery

Scholarships & funding

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


UK students pay £9,250. This course is not available to EU and international students.


  • Final award: Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))
  • Name of Award: Midwifery
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Certificate of Health Studies
    • Diploma of Health Studies
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Studies
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

Career paths

The NHS is the UK’s largest employer of midwives, and many of our graduates work in NHS hospitals. You could also work as a community midwife, or be based in a local clinic, children’s centre or GP practice.

As your knowledge and experience increase, you could become a consultant midwife. Alternatively, you may choose to focus on research, as there are fast-track opportunities for high-achievers to enrol in our doctoral programs.

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