Midwifery BSc (Hons)

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Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 07/11/2018

Midwifery is a rewarding and unique career, that will allow you to be in the privileged position of working closely with women and their families during pregnancy and childbirth, promoting health and wellbeing.

Our Midwifery course consistently achieve 98-100% employment at the point of registration. Over the course of your studies you will be supported by our Careers and Employability Service to ensure our midwifery graduates are well-prepared for employment.

Course

Highlights

  • Access to Values Based Requirement
  • Three NHS-trusted study locations
  • Accreditation and registry with the NMC after course completion

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Methods of Learning

Clinical practice is undertaken in NHS Trust Partner sites in all areas of maternity care and also in relevant non-midwifery settings such as Gynaecology and Neonatal Special Care Baby Units.

If you are studying the BSc (Hons) Midwifery course you can expect to work and study for 37.5 hours per week over 45 weeks of the year. The course is divided into modules which run for different lengths across the academic year. All modules will consist of an even combination of theory and practice over the three years of the course. Identified theory hours on the course are a mixture of face-to-face contact in University, individual pre-class preparation, group work, blended learning and online activities. Practice hours will vary at different points in the academic year but will range from 22.5 hours up to 30 hours per week in years one and two. Your practice hours will increase to 37.5 hours in year three in order to prepare you for professional practice.

Course Details

Our Midwifery teaching staff are enthusiastic, experienced midwives with a wide variety of expertise and are also skilled facilitators of learning. You will work in an environment that fosters key principles of adult learning, as well as individual support for your learning and skills development.

From September 2018, you can apply through UCAS to study Midwifery with us for September 2019 and April 2020 intake. 

Partnerships and Accreditation

Our University is now a part of a well-established, professional European network for Nursing and Midwifery. The Florence Network offers opportunities for future health careers and development to staff, academics and students. For more information go to the Florence Network google site.

Our Midwifery course is studied over three years full-time. On completion of the course you will be awarded with a BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our course is also BFI accredited by Unicef meaning that our Midwifery students will be equipped with knowledge and understanding of infant feeding to UNICEF UK standards. This standard is internationally recognised as a mark of excellence.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Placements

You will have the opportunity to practice your midwifery skills in a simulated environment in our purpose built midwifery clinical skills laboratory. Each of the three years of the course comprise periods of theory and applied practice and you will be placed at one of three NHS Trust sites to gain practical experience:

Placements are organised by a central placements department at the University of Northampton.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are wide ranging upon qualification, within and outside of the NHS.

Initially after a period of preceptorship training and post-registration clinical experience, you can progress into fields such as clinical leadership, specialisms such as bereavement, teenage pregnancy and infant feeding, as well as education and research. Employment opportunities are available both in the UK and abroad.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 7.0 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be for level 3 qualifications to be achieved in one of the following:

A Level

  • A maximum of 3 A Levels need with minimum grades of BBC or above
  • General Studies is not accepted
  • one A Level must be in a science which includes biology, chemistry, physics, psychology or sociology
  • Please note that AS (A1) levels and extended projects will not contribute to tariff points

Access Programmes

  • Access programmes must consist of a minimum of 60 credits in total (15 at Level 2 and 45 at Level 3)
  • Level 3 credits must be achieved at a minimum of 30 at Merit and 15 at Distinction achieved at level 3 in Science

BTEC Studies

  • the award of two Distinctions and one Merit (DDM) must be achieved
  • Awards must have a science focus, for example health and social care. If awards are in other areas you will need to gain an additional level science.

We may consider other qualifications that are not listed above, please contact our Admissions Team to discuss these on an individual basis.

In addition:

  • you must have GCSEs that include Mathematics and English at grade C/4 or above or a recognised equivalent
  • you must also have evidence of relevant, academically assessed study at Level 3 or 4, within the last three years
    healthcare work experience is also desirable

We will consider other qualifications that are not listed above, please contact our Course Enquiries team to discuss these on an individual basis.

Please note that all offers of a place on this course are subject to Successful Occupational Health Screening and a Clear Disclosure and Barring Service report.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

Course Content

You will be equipped with basic clinical skills and will learn the principles of Basic Life Support to ensure that you can begin to participate in basic midwifery care provision. You will explore the foundations of anatomy and physiology, the role of the midwife role in public health and the care of women throughout childbearing and will be provided with the best evidence to underpin your professional practice.

  • Introduction to Midwifery Practice (40 Credits)
    Module code: MID1020P
    Core Module Y
  • Essentials of Midwifery (30 Credits)
    Module code: MID1021
    Core Module Y
  • Professional Studies (10 Credits)
    Module code: MID1022
    Core Module Y
  • Public Health and the Midwife (40 Credits)
    Module code: MID1023
    Core Module Y

Additionally at each level you will engage with medicine management and Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) learning, alongside relevant assessments in these areas. Medicines management is key to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • The BSc (Hons) Midwifery programmes holds full Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) accreditation by Unicef.
  • The Midwifery skills lab is used throughout the programme to prepare students for practice and enhance learning in the clinical settings. This laboratory is mainly used for teaching and learning midwifery skills and contains specialist manikins, anatomical models and authentic equipment required for this specialty. Students learn practical skills on adult as well as infant  manikins, including simulated birth and neonatal resuscitation.
  • An established Midwifery Society with close links to the University of Northampton Student Union, which is accessible for all student midwives.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing PGDip

Public Health MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 (per 20 credit module)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional costs:

Examples of additional costs that you may incur during the three years of the programme include:

  • living costs: Running a car, travel or fuel costs, car parking costs at NHS Trust host sites (ranging at present from 50 pence per day to £10 per day) and accommodation costs
  • subscriptions: to a professional body/union, one example being, the Royal College of Midwives Membership (currently £1.67 for student midwives), Professional Midwifery journal(s) (approximately £40.00 annually for per subscription)
  • purchase of learning resources: hand held device e.g. iPad/laptop, core text books, stationery.
  • miscellaneous: additional uniforms for clinical practice (approx. £25.00), fob watch, non-attendance at mandatory training (approx. £85.00).

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Values Based Recruitment

Values Based Recruitment is an approach which attracts and selects students, trainees or employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.

The purpose of Values Based Recruitment is to ensure that the future and current NHS workforce is selected against the values of the NHS Constitution, so that we recruit people with the right skills and values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care.

Our Faculty of Health and Society supports the values stated in the NHS Constitution and these values are utilised in our recruitment and selection processes. Please visit the Health Education England website for more details.

 


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Updated 07/11/2018

  • Midwifery is a rewarding and unique career, that will allow you to be in the privileged position of working closely with women and their families during pregnancy and childbirth, promoting health and wellbeing.

    Our Midwifery course consistently achieve 98-100% employment at the point of registration. Over the course of your studies you will be supported by our Careers and Employability Service to ensure our midwifery graduates are well-prepared for employment.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Access to Values Based Requirement
    • Three NHS-trusted study locations
    • Accreditation and registry with the NMC after course completion

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Our Midwifery teaching staff are enthusiastic, experienced midwives with a wide variety of expertise and are also skilled facilitators of learning. You will work in an environment that fosters key principles of adult learning, as well as individual support for your learning and skills development.

    From September 2018, you can apply through UCAS to study Midwifery with us for September 2019 and April 2020 intake. 

    Partnerships and Accreditation

    Our University is now a part of a well-established, professional European network for Nursing and Midwifery. The Florence Network offers opportunities for future health careers and development to staff, academics and students. For more information go to the Florence Network google site.

    Our Midwifery course is studied over three years full-time. On completion of the course you will be awarded with a BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our course is also BFI accredited by Unicef meaning that our Midwifery students will be equipped with knowledge and understanding of infant feeding to UNICEF UK standards. This standard is internationally recognised as a mark of excellence.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Methods of Learning

    Clinical practice is undertaken in NHS Trust Partner sites in all areas of maternity care and also in relevant non-midwifery settings such as Gynaecology and Neonatal Special Care Baby Units.

    If you are studying the BSc (Hons) Midwifery course you can expect to work and study for 37.5 hours per week over 45 weeks of the year. The course is divided into modules which run for different lengths across the academic year. All modules will consist of an even combination of theory and practice over the three years of the course. Identified theory hours on the course are a mixture of face-to-face contact in University, individual pre-class preparation, group work, blended learning and online activities. Practice hours will vary at different points in the academic year but will range from 22.5 hours up to 30 hours per week in years one and two. Your practice hours will increase to 37.5 hours in year three in order to prepare you for professional practice.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • You will have the opportunity to practice your midwifery skills in a simulated environment in our purpose built midwifery clinical skills laboratory. Each of the three years of the course comprise periods of theory and applied practice and you will be placed at one of three NHS Trust sites to gain practical experience:

      Placements are organised by a central placements department at the University of Northampton.

    • Career Opportunities

      Career opportunities are wide ranging upon qualification, within and outside of the NHS.

      Initially after a period of preceptorship training and post-registration clinical experience, you can progress into fields such as clinical leadership, specialisms such as bereavement, teenage pregnancy and infant feeding, as well as education and research. Employment opportunities are available both in the UK and abroad.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be for level 3 qualifications to be achieved in one of the following:

    A Level

    • A maximum of 3 A Levels need with minimum grades of BBC or above
    • General Studies is not accepted
    • one A Level must be in a science which includes biology, chemistry, physics, psychology or sociology
    • Please note that AS (A1) levels and extended projects will not contribute to tariff points

    Access Programmes

    • Access programmes must consist of a minimum of 60 credits in total (15 at Level 2 and 45 at Level 3)
    • Level 3 credits must be achieved at a minimum of 30 at Merit and 15 at Distinction achieved at level 3 in Science

    BTEC Studies

    • the award of two Distinctions and one Merit (DDM) must be achieved
    • Awards must have a science focus, for example health and social care. If awards are in other areas you will need to gain an additional level science.

    We may consider other qualifications that are not listed above, please contact our Admissions Team to discuss these on an individual basis.

    In addition:

    • you must have GCSEs that include Mathematics and English at grade C/4 or above or a recognised equivalent
    • you must also have evidence of relevant, academically assessed study at Level 3 or 4, within the last three years
      healthcare work experience is also desirable

    We will consider other qualifications that are not listed above, please contact our Course Enquiries team to discuss these on an individual basis.

    Please note that all offers of a place on this course are subject to Successful Occupational Health Screening and a Clear Disclosure and Barring Service report.

    For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will be equipped with basic clinical skills and will learn the principles of Basic Life Support to ensure that you can begin to participate in basic midwifery care provision. You will explore the foundations of anatomy and physiology, the role of the midwife role in public health and the care of women throughout childbearing and will be provided with the best evidence to underpin your professional practice.

    • Introduction to Midwifery Practice (40 Credits)
      Module code: MID1020P
      Core Module Y
    • Essentials of Midwifery (30 Credits)
      Module code: MID1021
      Core Module Y
    • Professional Studies (10 Credits)
      Module code: MID1022
      Core Module Y
    • Public Health and the Midwife (40 Credits)
      Module code: MID1023
      Core Module Y

    Additionally at each level you will engage with medicine management and Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) learning, alongside relevant assessments in these areas. Medicines management is key to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Specialist Community Public Health Nursing PGDip

      Public Health MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 (per 20 credit module)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional costs:

    Examples of additional costs that you may incur during the three years of the programme include:

    • living costs: Running a car, travel or fuel costs, car parking costs at NHS Trust host sites (ranging at present from 50 pence per day to £10 per day) and accommodation costs
    • subscriptions: to a professional body/union, one example being, the Royal College of Midwives Membership (currently £1.67 for student midwives), Professional Midwifery journal(s) (approximately £40.00 annually for per subscription)
    • purchase of learning resources: hand held device e.g. iPad/laptop, core text books, stationery.
    • miscellaneous: additional uniforms for clinical practice (approx. £25.00), fob watch, non-attendance at mandatory training (approx. £85.00).

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Values Based Recruitment is an approach which attracts and selects students, trainees or employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.

    The purpose of Values Based Recruitment is to ensure that the future and current NHS workforce is selected against the values of the NHS Constitution, so that we recruit people with the right skills and values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care.

    Our Faculty of Health and Society supports the values stated in the NHS Constitution and these values are utilised in our recruitment and selection processes. Please visit the Health Education England website for more details.

     

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour