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Midwifery (Post RN)

BSc (Hons)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Midwifery

UCAS Code:

Start Date(s): September


85 weeks, full-time


UK - Year one (120 credits): £9,250; Year two (80 credits): £6,166

International - £14,820

In Brief:

  • You will be employed by one of the NHS Trusts and will receive a salary (currently Band 5 on the NHS scale)
  • Prepares you for autonomous practice as a registered midwife
  • Access to excellent facilities
  • An interview will be required for admission onto this course
  • Clinical placement opportunity

Course Summary

Midwives offer care and support to pregnant women, their partners and their families. They provide care throughout the pregnancy continuum which includes antenatal, intra partum and post partum care. On successful completion of this degree you will be eligible to register as a midwife on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register.

A key component of the course is problem-based learning (PBL) where you will be actively involved in the learning process through problem solving, investigation, team work and self-directed learning.

These skills are also developed through the small caseload experience within the course.

Applications for this course are made directly to the university. Please complete the Level 5 and 6 (Undergraduate) Application Form on our website.

Awards and Accreditation

Course Details

This course is 85 weeks in length. Throughout the course you are allocated a personal tutor and a mentor in practice.

The course is 50% theory and 50% practice, this is comprised of block weeks in University and clinical placements.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
NMC registered Be a Nurse Level 1 (Adult) part of the NMC Register
Portfolio Have a portfolio fulfilling PREP requirements, demonstrating current experience and reflective practice
Experience/study Show evidence of recent study if qualified more than three years ago. At least four weeks experience in the field of gynaecology would be an advantage as would some post-qualifying experience as a nurse
You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.
Applicants must have GCSEs in English language and maths - minimum grade C/grade 4

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

Interview process

As part of the application process, you may be invited to an interview. The interview will begin with a short Maths and English test, followed by a personal interview. You can try a short demo of the Maths test here.

Have a look at our top ten tips for preparing for your interview. If you are offered an interview following your application, you will be sent further information about what to expect and what you need to bring with you on the day.

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 7.0 (no element below 7) is proof of this.

Applicant must be resident in the UK for three years.

Applicant profile

This course requires students who are keen and committed to becoming a midwife in the future. We are looking for students who are interested and motivated to learn about midwifery and demonstrate some understanding of the role of the midwife. We look for candidates with a good academic record, appear professional and well prepared for interview and possess the necessary skills required to become a midwife.

Please note: applications for this course are made directly to the university. Please complete the Level 5 and 6 (Undergraduate) Application Form on our website.

Fees and Funding


Fees 2019-20

Type of Study Fee
Full-time Year one (120 credits): £9,250; Year two (80 credits): £6,166
Full-time International £14,820

Fees 2018-19

Type of Study Fee
Full-time Year 1 (120 credits): £9,250; Year 2 (80 credits): £6,166

Students will be expected to pay £30 for health clearance from their GP and £82 for additional uniform sets (should they be required). Please note, the charge for health clearance is at the discretion of your GP and can range from £0 to £120. In addition, students may incur other expenses during placements. Costs are approximated based on the current academic year. 

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Please note: For applications for entry in September 2018 or later, there may be changes to the funding of fees and a bursary may no longer be available. Details will be available here when confirmed.


This course uses a variety of teaching methods such as:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Problem-based learning
  • Evidence-based practice


You will be assessed in a variety of ways including grading of practice, essential skills clusters and drug calculations, written and oral assessments.

In the clinical area of the course you will need to meet the criteria laid down by the NMC.


The clinical placements you will complete and our close links with the NHS Trusts means your career prospects are maximised. Graduates are well-received within local and national NHS Trusts and abroad, and on qualification, midwives are free to seek employment anywhere in the UK or EU.

The majority of students have been very successful in gaining employment post qualification. Many students choose to work locally, however some students have opted to work as case loading midwives in free standing birth centres.

Links with Industry

You will spend half your time in the clinical area working as a student midwife in one of the following hospitals:

  • Royal Bolton Hospital
  • Pennine Acute Trust including Royal Oldham Hospital and North Manchester
  • Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan
  • St Mary's Hospital, Central Manchester Foundation Trust
  • Wythenshawe Hospital, South Manchester

Further Study


Clinical Skills Room

Whether it's nursing or midwifery, it helps to be able to practice new skills in a safe environment under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. We have a number of clinical skills rooms that enhance your learning from taking blood pressure, to giving CPR and more complicated procedures.

We also have a home birth room which can be used to simulate giving birth at home or a water birth. 

Birth Simulators

We use a maternal and fetal simulation system called Noelle which allows you to appreciate the birthing experience from the onset of labour, through delivery, to treatment of the mother after delivery.

Birthing simulators are used to ensure you understand the mechanisms involved in labour and birth and have an opportunity to simulate a birth and explore relevant issues and feelings in a non-clinical environment. Breech births and mechanisms for Occipto posterior positions can also be demonstrated  with these simulators.

Models to simulate urethral catheterisation and cervical assessment also aim to develop initial competence to ensure confidence prior to undertaking the skills with mentor support in clinical practice.

We also have breast feeding manikins to promote understanding of lactation and procedures such as hand expression of milk are available. These are part of the measures in place to ensure our students are educated in-line with UNICEF's baby friendly initiative.

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