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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Midwives are the lead professional for all healthy women with straightforward pregnancies. For women with complex pregnancies they work as the key coordinator of care within the multidisciplinary team, liaising closely with obstetricians, general practitioners, health visitors/public health practitioners and maternity support workers/maternity care assistants.Midwives have an increasingly greater public health role aiming to meet the challenges of reducing inequalities and improving maternal and family health midwifery education, whilst rooted in normality prepares midwives to care for all women including those with complex medical, obstetric and social needs. It prepares and develops midwives to be skilled and safe, empathic and trustworthy, developing skills of autonomy and accountability within multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams. **From September 2020, all midwifery degree students will receive at least £5,000 a year with up to £3,000 additional funding available. Further information, including eligible health professional courses, can be found here.**Key features- Student midwives at DMU have an overall satisfaction score of 100%, according to the National Student Survey 2019.- Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) with eligibility to register with the NMC upon graduation enabling extensive career opportunities in the UK and worldwide (subject to country-specific criteria)- The course is split evenly between theoretical teaching and practical placements, giving you the chance to develop your skills in NHS hospitals, midwifery-led units and community areas, with support from practising midwives.- You will study a range of topics including introduction to midwifery and professional practice, complexity in childbearing, critical skills for midwifery practice and new born baby theory.- Benefit from an established breastfeeding clinic hosted by students and staff, where you can put theory into practice working alongside lecturers who are all qualified midwives.- Awarded Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation, acknowledging DMU’s high standard of breastfeeding education and equipping you with the skills needed to support new mothers.- Gain international experience related to your studies through our DMU Global programme, which has enabled students to understand the healthcare provision in Amsterdam, witness midwifery care in Peru and teach children about health-hygiene in India.* Benefit from two intakes per academic year, allowing you to start your studies in September 2021 or January 2022.*

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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120 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A levels or equivalent including at least one of the following subjects at grade B or above or equivalent; Health and Social Care, Biology, Sports Science, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Sociology. (excluding General Studies). A maximum of 16 points can be counted from AS level subjects

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University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Enthusiastic, dedicated lecturers who have excelled in achieving National Teaching Fellowship awards.
A fully transformed campus based in the heart of the welcoming and multicultural city of Leicester, renowned for its diversity and culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 72 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 62%

    50th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96 96%

    62nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    23rd

    18

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