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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Course Overview

Are you passionate about ensuring that pregnant people have a safe and life-enhancing experience during their maternity care?

The BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies course has been developed to incorporate the future direction of midwifery practice, whilst drawing on the essential elements of midwifery. The programme develops students as a proficient practitioner; there is investment in personal capabilities, exploring values and developing critical abilities and research confidence.

Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the BSc Midwifery Studies course has been designed to meet the requirements of the NMC, enabling you to apply for professional registration as a midwife on successful completion of the degree.

Students will learn through an equal combination of university and practice-based experiences, that enables achievement of the proficiencies necessary for professional registration as a midwife, with a critical appreciation of the challenges and strengths which exist in contemporary midwifery and a key focus on people's wellbeing. You will also engage in clinical learning opportunities during placement allocations within our high quality Maternity Service Practice Learning Partners.

You will leave the course as a confident graduate who is able to lead the midwifery care of childbearing people and their families.

The work placements you will complete whilst studying for your degree will provide you with experience of working in a real-life, multidisciplinary environment, something that can prove invaluable when applying for jobs. Additionally, in the your course you will have the unique opportunity to carry a small caseload of pregnant people and families through their childbirth experience.

On graduation you will have extensive experience of working with state-of-the-art equipment, in addition to relevant industry experience.

Northumbria University boasts excellent links with the NHS and other organisations in the region and our students are renowned for their high level of skills, something that is demonstrated by our consistently high employment rates.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,500per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 128

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: Requirements:An A-level in a Science or Health related subject, or recognised equivalent. GCSE Requirements:Applicants will need Maths, English Language and a Science at minimum grade 4/C


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University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in design, engineering, history, law, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 140 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 77 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    143 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98.0 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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