Midwifery (Post RN)
BSc (Hons)

Clinical Placement
NHS Funding available

3 good reasons to study Midwifery (Post RN) at Salford


You will be employed by one of the NHS Trusts and will receive a salary (currently Grade 5 on the NHS scale)


Prepares you for autonomous practice as a registered midwife


Access to excellent facilities

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.

Please note: For applications for entry in September 2017 or later, it is likely there will be changes to the funding of fees and a bursary may no longer be available. Please see the ‘Fees and Funding’ tab for further details.

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
GCSE Applicants must have GCSEs in English language and maths - minimum grade C

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.

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.


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

Fees and Funding

Fees 2016-17

Type of StudyFee
Full-timeIf you are a UK or EU resident, and have home student status, you will have your tuition fees paid for you. You may also qualify for a means-tested bursary to help with living expenses.

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 2017 or later, it is likely there will be changes to the funding of fees and a bursary may no longer be available. Please see more information on the proposed changes here, and we will update this page as soon as the changes are confirmed.

If you are applying for entry before September 2017, there will be no changes to the funding available.

Financial support for this course


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.

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 mannikins 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.