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Study our degree in midwifery for rewarding careers supporting women and their families through childbirth.

Midwives are the lead professionals at all straightforward births, whether this takes place at home, a birth centre or in hospital.

Whilst on the programme, you will acquire the knowledge and skills you need to meet the needs of women and babies. This will include childbirth in the delivery suite, birth centres and home environments. You will learn accountability for the role you play in their lives, both during and after pregnancy. Care will be based on best available evidence and reflect contemporary knowledge, practice, research and technology.

Our midwifery degree prepares you for the role and responsibilities of a registered midwife. You'll be working in the NHS serving the women and families of south-east London and Kent.

This course is now closed for September 2021 and January 2022 applications.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

B710 A BSc/Mid

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Campus

Avery Hill

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September; January

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* January 2022 starters pay the 2021/22 fees.

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What you should know about this course

  • 94.34% Overall Student Satisfaction in Midwifery (2020 National Student Survey)
  • Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2021).
  • Students studying this course can expect to earn up to £31,000 on graduation (HESA, 2020).
  • You will be placed in a NHS trust for the three-year course, although you will have the opportunity to change your placement area for part of Year 3.
  • We are currently developing a brand-new simulation suite where you will be able to practice your acquired skills such as examination of the new-born infant.

Midwifery, BSc Hons


Want to find out what studying Midwifery at the University of Greenwich is like? Hear from one of the academics who teaches the course, Mandy Stevenson.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by an experienced team of experts, which includes senior academics, technical officers, and practitioners with industry experience. Trained postgraduate researchers may also contribute to seminar teaching with the module leader. Teaching is informed by our research and consultancy work, and 97% of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Got a question?

To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

You should normally hold three GCSEs at Grade 4 or above on new grading system (or grade C) which must include English Language (or equivalent) and Mathematics (or equivalent)

And 112 UCAS points.

We also accept equivalent qualifications, including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Further information about entry

Candidates will be required to:

  • Attend an interview at a Selection Day
  • Appropriate healthcare experience through work shadowing or observation either voluntary or paid is encouraged
  • Professional / Academic reference required
  • Suitability Declaration
  • Demonstrating an awareness of current issues in the practice of Midwifery will also greatly benefit your application.
  • If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.

Students who require a visa to study in the UK are not eligible to apply for this programme.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Enhanced disclosure

Applicants for this course are required to complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for one-to-one time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate around 30 hours a week to self-study. This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

We encourage you to join societies and participate in sporting and other activities to engage in the wider life of the university community. Our Midwifery Society won the University of Greenwich Student Society of the Year Award in 2018.

Overall workload

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory practicals
  • 1-1 tutorials

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/22 fees *

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* January 2022 starters pay the 2021/22 fees.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

We want to keep costs to a minimum and ensure our Health and Social care students get the best experience possible. To support our students, we offer a package that includes:

  • Free Occupational Health costs, including immunisations
  • Full uniform set.

However, further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year)
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body at the end of the course may incur further costs.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

We are proud of our strong links with placement providers. Our placements are in a variety of settings, from women's homes to hospital placements and community clinics. You will also get the opportunity to care for women giving birth at home, in birth centres and in labour wards.

More on health placements. 

When on placement you will be allocated a practice supervisor who will support your learning and development on placement. You will also be assigned a practice assessor who will complete the formal assessment of your practice learning.

How long is my placement?

You will be placed in one NHS trust for the three-year programme, although you will have the opportunity to change your placement area for part of Year 3.

During Year 1, you will explore the fundamental clinical and interpersonal skills needed for midwifery. The emphasis will be on uncomplicated pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood, and on supporting women through a normal life event. You will be encouraged to appreciate women's experiences in the context of their own lives.

Years 2 and 3 focus on care for women whose pregnancies become complicated.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Successful completion of this course will equip you to work as a Registered Midwife in various settings, such as the hospital and community, and progress your career in midwifery. You will develop a wide range of transferable skills which will enhance your career development and progression.

Employment opportunities exist in midwifery in institutional and community settings and also in research, management and education.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Employability & Careers Service (ECS) is committed to supporting our students and recent graduates in their transition towards a rewarding graduate destination. We aim to empower our students to achieve their potential, with support including:

  • CV and cover letter checks
  • Application support
  • One-to-one careers advice
  • Interview tips and support
  • Careers fairs
  • Internships
  • Graduate jobs.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Accommodation information

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Gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to be a registered midwife under the guidance of an award-winning midwifery team that gets top marks from students in satisfaction surveys. Midwifery students on courses from September 2020 may benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back.

Visit our midwifery subject page.

Become a midwife


Sally, our midwifery student, shares her experience on the course.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.