UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Midwifery Blended Learning

Gain a midwifery degree through flexible study that suits your work life balance. 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 who provide care to women 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 childbirth experience. This privileged role comes with great responsibility and you'll ultimately be rewarded by a career where you can make a difference.
To support students in their training, a £5,000 per year training grant is available, plus further information is also available on the NHS Business Services website.
Why study midwifery (blended learning) at UWE Bristol?
As a leading provider of midwifery education in the south west, we've created a blended learning BSc(Hons) Midwifery course aimed at needing more flexible ways to study and with 80% of the theory for the course delivered online, you can do just that. Plus you'll get plenty of practice in the real world too, and work the full range of shift patterns while on placement. 
Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and closely following our standard BSc(Hons) Midwifery course, you'll develop all the skills and experience you need to register with the NMC as a midwife when you graduate.
With close input from practice partners and maternity service users, our blended learning midwifery degree offers an authentic learning experience and gives you all you need to practise midwifery to the highest standard.
Our blended learning midwifery course has a strong practical focus and you'll spend time learning on clinical placements, supported by midwives. You'll engage with service users, practising midwives, researchers and other healthcare professionals in placements and online. Plus you'll get to practise and hone your skills with medical students in hospital settings.
Where can it take me?
Qualified midwives are in great demand across the UK, and you can expect your skills to be sought after in both hospital and community-based roles. Plus, if you wish to progress your career to the next level, there are many options including working as 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 high demand across the UK and graduates enter careers in a wide range of roles for the NHS and independent sector employers. We have close links with our NHS partners, and they are the main employers of midwifery graduates.

Once 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 we offer many post-qualifying courses to support your learning.

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 Practioner 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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