Midwifery: for Registered Nurses (Adult) BSc (Hons)

Midwifery: for Registered Nurses (Adult) BSc (Hons)

School of Community Health and Midwifery




Under- graduate



Contact UCLan

University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    Delivered over 85 programmed weeks, which includes 53 days annual leave entitlement.

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Full-time

  • UCAS Code:

    B711; Short form: BSc/MW

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

This 20 month course transforms registered adult nurses into registered midwives. The programme is designed to prepare to meet the needs of the childbearing population and the maternity services. You will have the privilege of helping women and families enjoy positive and healthy pregnancy and birth experiences.

Entry Requirements 2016/17

A minimum of 5 GCSEs – these must include English, Maths and a science subject at grade C or above or Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English, and Key Skills Level 3 in Application of Number and Communication will be accepted.

Effective registration with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered General Nurse with 12 months post - registration experience in the acute sector.

International applicants with at least 3 years residency in the UK (excluding study visas) and currently working in the NHS are welcomed. Plus English Language requirements (IELTS level 7).

Evidence of successful level 5 studies at 60% or above (undertaken in previous 5 years)

Successful selection day, medical, DBS clearance and satisfactory academic, character and last/current employer references.

Entry Requirements 2017/18

Need to be on the NMC Register and currently practicing as a Registered General (adult) Nurse with at least 12 months experience in an acute setting. Have either a diploma or degree in Nursing and need Maths and English as above.

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information.

UCLan Open Day, 12 November 2016 (Banner)

Course at a Glance

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

  • Midwifery Practice 1
  • Professional Practice
  • Midwifery Practice 2
  • Professional Practitioner

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Midwife 3
  • Woman and Childbearing 3
  • Baby and Family 3

Further Information

The intention of this course is to produce a midwife who is woman centred and passionate about midwifery practice. Therefore, we have designed a course that ensures learning; skill development and care delivery are focused on the promotion of health and wellbeing sensitive to the socio-cultural context of all individuals concerned. A case based approach to teaching and learning is used with an emphasis on pregnancy, birth and health being on a continuum, rather than the traditional way of identifying the woman as low or high risk. The case based learning approach provides opportunities for a wide range of learning and teaching strategies with the majority being student led. Therefore, the students on this course of study are very much active participants and equal partners in their learning and we aim to ensure learning, is relevant, fun and meaningful with each individual having a unique contribution to make to the learning experience.

The midwifery education team is supported by internationally renowned researchers in Midwifery and Infant Nutrition.

The course is 85 programmed weeks inclusive of annual leave, this meets the NMC requirement for a minimum of 50% clinical practice and 40% theory. Learning occurs in blocks of theory and clinical practice which are normally approximately 6 weeks long.

Our student selection process is underpinned by the National Values Based Recruitment strategy The selection process has to provide evidence that the future students would aspire to a high standard of excellence in professionalism which is consistent with the NHS values i.e : working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts.


You will have the opportunity to join the UCLan Midwifery Society and Passionate Midwifery Forum.

Your midwifery qualifications and experience will open up a wide range of options to develop your career in the directions that interest you most. As your knowledge and expertise increase, you could move into more senior practitioner roles, become a team or unit manager or move into other professions, including neonatal nursing or health visiting. Registration with the NMC as a registered Midwife will allow you to work independently as a private practitioner. UK trained Midwives hold an international recognised and respected qualification and the profession is much sort after the world over.

We offer many progression routes for graduates including various Masters programmes and research opportunities.

The student cohort is a diverse group of students from various backgrounds and nationalities.


Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Apply Now

You can apply through UCAS to start in September 2017 until 30th June

Contact Us

+44(0)1772 892400

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: Non-standard fees apply to this course.

You will be paid by your respective Trust at a level equivalent to Band 5, level 2.

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

DBS Checks

Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the College of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The College of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.

Industry Links

Links with Trusts is fundamental to this course.

Professional Accreditation

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a registered Midwife.

Learning Environment and Assessment

Teaching and learning is delivered through a number of different media, which includes, lectures; tutorials; debates; group work; presentations; seminars; reflection; practical workshops and clinical experience, structured storytelling and client/user feedback.

You’ll be taught in state-of-the-art facilities on campus and 50% of your time will be spent in clinical practice and you will learn from world renowned academics who are all still visible in practice.

Assessments throughout the programme include: written assignments; oral examinations; unseen written examinations; group presentations; individual presentations; practice assessment of clinical skills and competencies.