Midwifery BSc | 2017/18

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Midwifery BSc (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing and Spot Admission 2017

No Clearing places available on this course

This course is not offering places through Clearing. However, you could still apply with the Coventry University Group.


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You can study at five locations and graduate with a Coventry University qualification.

Coventry University was recently ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and Coventry University London is in the heart of the city, close to the Stock Exchange. What's more, courses at our CU campuses also offer more flexible learning.

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3 years full-time



Coventry University


September 2017



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There are few courses out there more rewarding and heart-warming than a Midwifery BSc, which can lead to an equally rewarding career.

Midwifery is integral to the health and wellbeing of women and their families during pregnancy and childbirth.

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Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities


Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following body:

Nursing and Midwifery Council

What our students say...

The course design with integrated placements is fantastic, as it means students can put clinical skills into practice as they are learnt.

Sophie-Anna Dann

Course information

Our Midwifery course aims to take you through all aspects of modern practice, beginning with ‘normal’ childbearing in year one and moving on to diversity in maternity and neonatal health in your second year. Upon the successful completion of your third year, you should have the necessary skills to take on the professional role of a midwife!

Teaching is split between tutorials, laboratory skills sessions, lectures, and you being on clinical placement – our nursing placements were recently voted 2nd best in the UK. You’ll be supported by experienced, professional midwives while you learn, who should act as a ‘mentor’ and help you to develop. 


Average salary six months after the course.

DLHE 2014/15



As a midwife you will care for childbearing women and families in a changing society, and as such the course addresses knowledge and skills relating to contemporary midwifery practice. The theme for year one is normal childbearing and the focus is on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for normal midwifery and the development of study skills.


  • Introduction to Midwifery

  • Medicines Management

  • Normal childbirth

  • Woman Centred midwifery

  • Developing Skills in midwifery Practice

  • Foundations in Communication and Professionalism

  • Social Determinants of Health


In year two, the theme is diversity in maternal and neonatal health. The focus is on further development of knowledge and skills in normal midwifery and the acquisition of knowledge and competence to participate in the care of women and babies who have complex needs.


  • Promoting Healthy lifestyles

  • Complexities in Childbirth

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Midwifery

  • International Perspectives in Midwifery

  • Developing Skills in Parent Education

  • Evidence Informed Practice and Decision Making


During the final year of the course, you will continue to develop midwifery skills and knowledge to ensure readiness to assume the full role and responsibilities of a midwife.


  • Emergencies in Childbirth

  • Becoming a Competent Practitioner

  • Clinical Decision Making

  • Autonomous Midwifery Practice

  • Enhancing Practice Through Evaluation and Research

  • Working Together to Lead Service Improvement


Our Nursing and Midwifery courses are ranked 11th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018.

In more detail...

  • The West Midlands client group is multicultural which offers a diverse experience.
  • In the last NMC annual monitoring event this course met all NMC risk based requirements. This reflected the high quality of the course.
  • Studying on a course which, on successful completion, will make you eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • A course that includes an integrated approach to knowledge and clinical skills development through periods in the University and in clinical placements.
  • A course that incorporates the theory component of Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) which can increase your employability with the skills achieved on this course.

Teaching methods will include sessions in the classroom and skills laboratory. You will have the opportunity during dedicated simulation weeks, to engage in face-to-face sessions and activities in a virtual learning environment. During clinical practice, each student has a midwifery mentor whose role is to support you in developing your midwifery skills. ‘Reflection’ upon both theory and practice as a learning method is encouraged.

Find out more about our work experience and the Employability and Placement Unit.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Other e.g. placements: 50%
  • Coursework, tests, essays: 40%
  • Presentations, posters: 10%

The Add+vantage Programme is not applicable to this course.

50% assessed by other means, such as placements

As this is a full-time modular course, you are expected to allocate 37.5 hours per week to your learning, including up to 14 hours of teaching contact and 14 hours clinical.

In an average week, this will break down as follows:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of tutorial with your personal tutor or Supervisor of Midwives each week.
  • Medium-group teaching: 7 hours of skills laboratories each week.
  • Large-group teaching: 6 hours of large lecture sessions with students on other related courses each week.

Additionally, you will be expected to complete 7.5 hours each week studying and revising in your own time.

Global midwifery practice will be discussed in a module on international midwifery perspectives as well as safe motherhood and the targets identified by the world Health Organisation for 2015.

In addition, a short elective placement may be arranged (at the student’s own expense) to observe midwifery and/or childbirth abroad.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16


and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

The course design with integrated placements is fantastic, as it means students can put clinical skills into practice as they are learnt.

Sophie-Anna Dann

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: HLSU124
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBB to include Science or Social Science. Excludes General Studies, Applied Science or Health and Social Care as a Science subject. DDM in Health and Social Care. 30 points to include 15 at Higher Level. 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Mathematics. These results can be pending.


Applicants may be required to attend for interview. 


A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

An overall pass in the Access to Higher Education Diploma (60 credits) with 45 Level 3 credits, 30 at Distinction (majority in biological subjects) & 15 at Merit.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Additional Information

Admission on the course is subject to a satisfactory health clearance and Disclosure and Barring Service certificate. Try our sample maths test.

Table of qualificationsUCASBTEC
GCE A2 Level Tariff points L3 Extended Diploma
A*A*A*       168 D*D*D*
A*A*A       160 D*D*D*
    152 D*D*D
A*A*C AAA     144 DDD
A*A*D AAB BBA*  A*AC 136  
  AAC BBA   128 DDM
  AAD BBB ABC 120  
      CCC 96 MMM

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.


Applicants may be required to attend for interview.

English as Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS of 7.0. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Applicants may be required to attend for interview.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires an IELTS of 7.0. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

What our students say...

The course design with integrated placements is fantastic, as it means students can put clinical skills into practice as they are learnt.

Sophie-Anna Dann

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.



September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


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September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!



September 2017

(per year)

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

What our students say...

The course design with integrated placements is fantastic, as it means students can put clinical skills into practice as they are learnt.

Sophie-Anna Dann

Career prospects

After you successfully finish the course you will be an autonomous practitioner equipped to work in either the NHS or independent practice. There will be considerable opportunities for educational and professional development. Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) has always been as essential element within the role of the midwife. A range of continuing professional development modules and courses are available at Coventry University.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences’ own Employability and Placements Unit can help you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them.

What our students say...

The course design with integrated placements is fantastic, as it means students can put clinical skills into practice as they are learnt.

Sophie-Anna Dann

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.