Midwifery Studies BSc(Hons)

Midwifery Studies BSc(Hons)
The BSc(Hons) Midwifery Studies is a part-time Degree programme for registered midwives who are currently practising in midwifery and have studied at Diploma level. It has been designed to meet the continuing educational needs and professional development requirements of midwives and is in accordance with NMC requirements relating to Continuing Professional Development (NMC, 2008).

Our Midwifery Studies course is structured to allow a wide range of choices from modules which are integrated with practice. Due to the changing and expanding role of the midwife, the course has been designed to enable students to focus on areas relevant to their practice, and career aspirations.

There will be an opportunity to utilise relevant short courses and study days as part of an innovative student initiated module. In total six modules (or 120 credits) have to be completed, this includes a dissertation which is a double module (40 credits). On completion you can progress onto the Midwifery master’s programme.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:


Ancillary Award:




Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Usually five years.


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

September, January or April

Entry Requirements:
  • Be currently registered on the same part of the professional register as that in which the student intends to qualify.
  • Practicing the above registration for a minimum of six hours per week.
  • Have a minimum of 12 months post qualification experience.
  • Applicants must be employed in a role that enables them to facilitate learning, teaching and undertake practice based assessments in the relevant setting.
  • If undertaking the e-learning preparation of mentorship module (NU3700) students will need IT skills and access to a PC with internet access.
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.

Course Content

Course Outline:

Course at a Glance

Students undertake six modules (120 credits) with a minimum of 100 at Level 3. The only core module is the dissertation which is a double module (40 credits). Students can choose four modules (80 credits) from the following list. If students have no evidence of undertaking a research module in their diploma study prior to entry then the Level 2 research module will be required in order to complete the dissertation.

Level 2

  • Research in Practice or Research in Midwifery
  • Principles of Contraception and Fertility
  • Principles of Sexual Health and STIs
  • Sexual Health Care for Teenagers
  • Professional Practice Public Protection - Old Values New Culture

Level 3

  • Grief and Loss in Maternity Services
  • Leadership and Organisational Development
  • Critical Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Substance Use: Effects on the Pregnant Woman and her Baby
  • Contemporary Issues in Midwifery Practice
  • Preparation of Mentors
  • Professional Practice and Public Protection - Old Values New Culture
  • Antenatal and Neonatal Screening - Current Perspectives
  • Maternal and Infant Nutrition: Bio-cultural
  • Community Care of the Neonate
  • Principles of Contraception and Fertility
  • Contraception and Sexual Health Update
  • Health Promotion within Sexual Health
  • Sexual Health for Teenagers
  • Principles of Sexual Health and STIs
  • Presentation and Teaching Skills
  • Midwifery Mentorship in Practice
  • Ethics and Law in Midwifery
  • Midwifery Examination of the Newborn
  • Student Initiated Module


Facilitating Learning, Teaching and Assessing in Multi-professional Practice (e-learning)

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Students will learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, role play and simulations. Personal study also forms an integral part of the course and theory will be linked to practice through reflection on practice, the use of case studies and some modules may require specific clinical practice experience assessment.

Theoretical and practical learning is assessed by the use of summative assessments which are used to assess progress and facilitate progression. A variety of methods are used such as, assignments, project work, presentations, group work. Clinical assessment evaluation will be carried out by self, peer and tutor assessment.

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Part time fee of £760 per 20 credit module

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839


UCAS Code:

Short Form of Course:

Institution Code Name: CLANC

Institution Code: C30

Campus Site: U

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

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

College of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839