Midwifery at Salford - What to do next

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Now that you have completed your interview, you might be wondering what happens next. Click on the links below to find out more about each step in the application process.

The application process

When will I know if I have been offered a place?

Applications will continue to be received via UCAS until mid-January, and interviews may continue until late April. This will ensure that all applicants have the same opportunity to be invited to interview and offered a conditional place irrespective of when their applications are received (within UCAS time frames).

Decisions on offers will be made on an ongoing basis; most applicants should expect their decision in March/April.  All decisions will be made available via UCAS, and you are therefore advised to regularly check the UCAS website for information.

If you are offered a place

All offers are conditional and are subject to successful completion of agreed qualifications, satisfactory reference(s), a satisfactory DBS Check, and satisfactory medical screening by Occupational Health.

The system processes (e.g. DBS, Occupational Health, certificates and reference checking) necessary for you to start the course can only commence when the conditional offer has been accepted. If you are offered a conditional place you will be contacted by the appropriate teams for DBS and Occupational Health checks. You will be asked to produce evidence of your qualifications.

Applicants who are not offered a place

Unfortunately we are unable to provide individualised feedback to unsuccessful applicants.  Applicants will be notified about decisions via the UCAS website.  No decisions will be reversed. We realise that applicants will be disappointed and will want additional information but this is not possible as it could be considered as coaching and may disadvantage other applicants.

The Admissions Tutors are:
Kathryn Bond
Email:  midwiferyadmissions@salford.ac.uk

Clinical Practice

We are able to offer clinical placements within the Pennine Acute NHS Trust, Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust, University Hospital South Manchester, St Mary’s Hospital, Stepping Hill Hospital, Tameside and Bolton Hospitals NHS Trusts.

You must be prepared to travel to any of the sites above. It may be beneficial if you have access to a car.

The decisions relating to clinical placement will be made available once all applicants have met the requirements for the course.


When on clinical placement, you will be required to adhere to the uniform policy specific to the University and the Trust where you are placed. Uniform fitting takes place during the first week of the course. Your initial uniform will be ordered and paid for by the University and delivered prior to the first placement. Students receive three sets of uniforms (1 set = tunic and trousers or 1 dress) on entry to the programme but any further uniforms must be bought and funded by the student themselves through the standard order process (details on Blackboard).

Shift patterns

When in clinical practice you will be expected to work with your midwife mentor, and to work the shift patterns that they work. Although they are individualised to each Trust and areas within, this will involve early starts (07.00 - 07.30 hrs) and late starts (13.00-14.00 hrs) or a long day (07.00 until 20.00 hrs variable). Additionally you will be expected to work weekends and night duty. Most NHS trusts now also operate on a 12 hour shift system.  Late night working should be a consideration when you are planning your travel arrangements.

Teaching and Learning on the course

A number of teaching and learning strategiesare utilised within this programme, and include taught sessions and the delivery of key lectures, role play, group work, seminars, simulation, the development of clinical skills and problem-based learning.

Teaching is delivered by members of the midwifery academic team, who have specialist and enhanced skills and expertise. These include law and ethics, breastfeeding, waterbirths, women’s health, aquanatal, politics, leadership and management, women-centred care, acupuncture and safeguarding. There are also a number of Lecturer-Practitioners based in the local NHS Trusts who contribute to the student experience and learning. Additional speakers include Obstetricians, Paediatricians, Anaesthetists, Specialist Midwives, Service Users and other Health Care Professionals. We have excellent links with our local NHS Trusts.

The academic team hold an impressive research and publication portfolio and regularly represent the university at conferences and exhibitions.  We are currently developing and integrating collaborative learning with students from other School’s such as Art, Social Science, Law, Counselling and Nursing and we can provide learning opportunities with other hospitals e.g. Isle of Man, Uganda and Cambodia.

The introduction, development and practice of clinical skills are integral to the programme. We have outstanding skills and simulation facilities.  These include an extensive and sophisticated range of equipment which allows clinical skills practice to take place within a safe and protected environment.

Students are assessed in a number of ways including written assignments, oral, practical and written examinations and in clinical practice.

Academic Year for Midwifery students

Please note that unlike most University Programmes you are scheduled to work over the summer months, either in clinical practice or at the University.  If you are offered a conditional place, please consider any holidays that you may book from September 2020 onwards. Unscheduled absence from the course may mean that you have to interrupt on the programme and make your own additional arrangements to complete the course.

Disclosure and Barring Services

All offers are subject to a satisfactory police check.

Once you have an unconditional offer, you’ll be sent a link to the online application form for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Again, this will happen around six to eight weeks prior to your start date. Once submitted, you’ll be given a range of dates you can attend the University with your identification.

If you wish to disclose a conviction or you are concerned you may return a positive DBS check, please review our Further Information and complete the form, or contact us at chsc-crb@salford.ac.uk to discuss.