Midwifery (Shortened) (BSc (Hons))

University of West London the United Kingdom

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BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
92 Weeks

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About Midwifery (Shortened) at University of West London

Course summary

This course achieved 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016. See our NSS news story to find out more.

This course aims to enable qualified nurses to move into the midwifery profession and will enable you to become a competent and qualified midwife.

Why choose this course?
This course is taught by expert staff and facilitates a partnership of learning between you, the practice environment and the University. We endeavour to recognise each student's individuality as well as their prior knowledge and experience.

The curriculum is evidence-based, with a 50 percent practice element. The teaching methods on this course include lectures, tutorials, group work, workshops, e-learning and independent study. The content of the curriculum is also supported by a Simulation Centre which boasts state-of-the-art facilities to enable you to participate in a range of practical skills to prepare you for the maternity practice environment.

We have strong links with professional bodies to help develop our courses and we also place a key focus on developing the skills needed for life-long learning.
Please note that lectures will be held in both the Berkshire and the Brentford campus.

This course is accredited by Unicef's Baby Friendly Initiative. Baby Friendly accreditation is based on a set of interlinking evidence-based standards for maternity, health visiting, neonatal and children's centres services. See the Unicef website to find out more.

Career and study progression
Your degree can take you anywhere, but some of the most popular career paths for graduates are working within the NHS Trusts in London and surrounding areas or in the private sector.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.

For more details please see the Career and study progression section.

Other options available for BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Shortened)

  • Full time - September 2017, Brentford site
  • Full time - September 2017, Berkshire Institute for Health
  • Full time - September 2018, Berkshire Institute for Health



Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

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  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study92 weeks
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

In order to be invited to a selection day, you will need to have:

  • Maths and English at GCSE  / Level 2 or above (or equivalent)
  • 240 credits from a Diploma in Higher Education or Degree in Nursing - adult branch (or internationally recognised equivalent nursing qualification)
  • If you have been qualified longer than 5 years you are required to have recent level 5 study, preferably in the nursing or health care subject
  • Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Part 1) and have worked in the UK as a registered nurse, preferably in the NHS, for at least six months prior to applying.
  • Satisfactory personal statement and reference on your UCAS application.
  • All offers are subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS check), occupational health clearance and satisfactory references.

    Students with international qualifications

    As well as having the above qualifications or equivalents, you must be classified as a Home/EU student prior to starting the course. All students also need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 7.0 or above,and a minimum of 7 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies. We offer pre-sessional English language courses, an International Foundation Programme and a Pre-Masters Programme if you do not meet our requirements see - http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/english-language-programmes.

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