UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Midwifery

Our employer links, practical focus and the clinical experience offered means that 95% of our graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation.

Why study midwifery?

Midwives are autonomous practitioners providing care and support to women and their families during pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary professional team, midwives practise in birth units, communities and hospitals, supporting women to have a positive experience of childbirth.

This dynamic, demanding and privileged role carries great responsibility but is incredibly rewarding.

A £5,000 per year training grant is available for students. Further information is available on the NHS Business Services website.

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Midwifery is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which means you can register as a midwife with them when you graduate.  

With close input from practice partners and maternity service users, the course offers an authentic, woman-centred learning experience and gives you the grounding you need to practise midwifery confidently, compassionately and to the highest standard.

Cement your understanding of the midwife's role and learn about good midwifery practice. Develop the critical thinking and leadership skills to evaluate evidence, and help move midwifery forward.

Based at our Glenside campus UWE Bristol's home of health and social care you'll develop strong interpersonal and inter-professional skills to work in a team with women, their families and healthcare professionals from other disciplines.

Work with enthusiastic academics who've all practised as midwives themselves.

The course has a strong practical focus and you'll spend around half of your time learning on clinical placements, supported by midwifery mentors.

Engage with service users, practising midwives, researchers and other healthcare professionals in placements, class and online.

Practise and hone your skills with medical students in hospital settings, and in our purpose-built Simulation Suite and Birth Room.

Where can it take me?

Midwives are in demand across the UK. Your skills will be sought after in both hospital and community-based roles.

You could progress to become a specialist or consultant midwifery practitioner, clinical midwifery manager, lecturer or researcher in midwifery.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 128
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 or above in English Language or Literature, Mathematics and Science, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 7.0 in all other sections of the test.
  • A-level subjects: Grade B or above in a Science or Social Science subject.
  • Relevant subjects: Subjects that meet the Science/Social Science requirement for this course: Biology, Applied Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Applied Science, Science (Biology route), Science (Chemistry route), Science (Physics route), Sociology.

Career Prospects

Midwives are in demand across the UK and graduates enter careers in a wide variety of roles for the NHS and independent sector employers.

We have close links with our NHS partners, who are the main employers of midwifery graduates.

Once you've qualified, you can choose to progress into specialist areas, such as working with teenage mothers or women with drug or alcohol problems.

You could also become a specialist midwifery practitioner in areas such as infant feeding, management, lecturing or research.

Graduate midwives continue their professional development throughout their career, and there are many post-qualifying courses to support this.

Course Details

Year 1

The Context of Midwifery Practice 1
The Context of Midwifery Practice 2
Holistic Midwifery Practice 1
Holistic Midwifery Practice 2
The Midwife as a Skilled Practitioner 1.

Year 2

The Context of Midwifery Practice 3
The Context of Midwifery Practice 4
Holistic Midwifery Practice 3
Holistic Midwifery Practice 4
The Midwife as a Skilled Practitioner 2.

Final Year

Holistic Midwifery Practice 5
Holistic Midwifery Practice 6
Promoting Excellence for Midwifery Practice
The Midwife as a Skilled Practitioner 3.

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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