Midwifery BSc (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

B720

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
admissions.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

B720

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
admissions.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLSU164

Study options:

3 years full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
admissions.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Midwives play a pivotal role in supporting the health and wellbeing of women and their families during all stages of pregnancy, childbirth and the early postnatal period. Midwives often describe their role preparing women for the delivery of new life as 'privileged'.

Becoming a midwife means undertaking professional education at degree level such as this course. Some midwives are qualified nurses who have chosen to change career direction and undertake the extra study necessary to be registered as a midwife. Others begin their career by working their way up via support roles, such as starting as a maternity support worker, before going on to study for a midwifery degree later.

This course is designed to enable you to become a caring, compassionate midwife able to deliver high quality care and make a substantial contribution to the health of women and their families. From the outset, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience under the supervision of an experienced midwife, who will also support you to manage a small caseload during the course. You will be encouraged to develop the clinical and care skills to become a professionally competent midwife who can soundly analyse a woman’s needs, plan an appropriate programme of care and then implement it safely, effectively and sensitively.

See the facilities available in our brand new Alison Gingell Building.

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.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

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

Nursing and Midwifery Council

The course is currently accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Currently, Coventry University also has UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) accreditation.

If the accreditation of this course changes, we will notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Our Facilities

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Mock Operating Theatre

Our Alison Gingell building includes a full-size mock operating theatre, containing scrub sinks and theatre lights. We also have a mock hospital ward so that we can study a complete patient pathway.

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Ambulance

Our facilities include a mock ambulance, which students can use as part of their studies, to help simulate the patient journey. This gives students the opportunity to learn in situations that mirror real life scenarios.

Hospital Wards

Hospital Wards

We have two fully-equipped mock hospital wards, each containing 4 beds. The wards are built to NHS standards and contain moveable beds, first aid equipment and patient monitoring tools.

What our students say

The team are so supportive! Regular meetings with a personal tutor allow you to address any challenges you’re facing and they will help you in whatever way they can. Lectures are interactive and support is available if you require it at any time.

Lois West, BSc Midfwifery student 2019

Course information

As a midwife, you will care for childbearing women and families in a changing society and, as such, this course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills relating to contemporary midwifery practice.

In modern health and social care settings nursing and midwifery students are increasingly required to work towards becoming autonomous practitioners, taking a leadership role in decisions regarding care within multi-professional settings. They routinely have the most frequent and intense contact with pregnant woman and their families and must be competent in recognising changes in the maternal condition so that appropriate action can be taken.
You will have the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects, including anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, psychology, sociology and research methods. This course will give you the opportunity to become immersed in learning about the needs of populations, individuals, related health and nursing services with an emphasis on using research to enhance and improve services. This is an integrated course where theory and practice are undertaken simultaneously. As the course progresses the amount of time you will spend in clinical practice will increase.

The collaborative modules have been developed in response to the need to produce professionals who are effective communicators, caring and compassionate, with good relationship building skills. They recognise the importance of inter-professional working within the health and social care workforce and comprises five core modules in the areas of: the foundations of communication and professionalism; the social determinants of health and wellbeing; evidence informed practice and decision making; working together to lead service improvement; and enhancing practice through evaluation and research.
The course comprises a combination of theory modules (which do not comprise practice placements and are taught within the university), practice modules (which are conducted in clinical placements) and theory/practice modules (that are part taught in the university and identified days are spent developing skills within the clinical placements). All placements are sourced for you by the university.

  • In year One the ratio is 46% Practice to 54% Theory
  • In year Two the ratio is 57% Practice and 43% Theory
  • In year Three the ratio is 65% Practice and 35% Theory

We constantly review the course content and teaching to ensure we reflect the latest developments in the field and comply with the requirements for Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) accreditation. Where required by the NMC for accreditation, the course content may need to change and students will be notified of any such changes as soon as is reasonably practicable.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

The focus in the first year is on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for normal childbearing and the development of study skills.

Modules

  • Introduction to Midwifery

    This module aims to enable you to identify the fundamental aspects of the role of the midwife and midwifery care. You will be introduced to the physiological basis of childbearing and to the provision of midwifery care. You will have an opportunity to engage in clinical practice and participate in basic midwifery skills.

  • Medicines Management in Midwifery

    The administration of medicines is an important aspect of midwifery practice and forms one of the Essential Skills Clusters in the Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Education. This theory module will be delivered online. It will introduce you to the principles of medicines management, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics with a focus on midwifery practice and the role and responsibilities of the midwife.

  • Normal Childbirth

    The focus of this theory and practice module is on normal intrapartum care and adaptation of the newborn to extrauterine life. Through this module you will begin to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to women during normal labour and birth. You will also address the immediate needs of the newborn infant following birth.

  • Woman-centred Midwifery Care

    This module aims to provide the opportunity for you to embrace the concept of woman-centred care. The focus upon the woman and her family as central to the provision of care is an important aspect of supporting a positive transition to parenthood. You will also develop knowledge to support women on the low risk pathway.

  • Developing Skills in Midwifery Practice

    In this theory and practice module you will develop additional skills necessary to provide comprehensive care of women and neonates during normal childbearing including supporting the initiation and continuance of breastfeeding utilising Baby Friendly best practice standards.

  • Foundations in Communication and Professionalism

    Communication is highlighted as an essential skill for all health care professionals because it impacts on patient satisfaction, as evidenced by much research into this area. This module is designed to help you to become a compassionate, caring and professional health care professionals. It acts as the starting point to develop the skills for working in partnership with patients or clients to promote their empowerment. It will provide a foundation for developing your professional attributes incorporating the six ‘C’s model: communication, commitment, courage, care, competence, compassion (RCN 2012) along with collaboration between the members of the interprofessional health care team.

    The module aims to develop your understanding of professional skills such as communication, empathy and trustworthiness, required when working with vulnerable groups and as part of the multi-disciplinary team. The module serves to develop the prerequisites of caring and compassion providing a basis for exploration, reflection and evaluation of your personal and professional values, within an arena of multi/uni-professional health and social care.

  • Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing

    This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the factors that influence individual and community health and wellbeing and health inequities, locally, nationality and internationally. The focus of the module is on developing you as an active learner who recognises the opportunities and challenges within everyday professional practice to act on the social determinants of health to improve health and wellbeing, across the life course.

Overview

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

Modules

  • Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

    As a midwife you have the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the health of women and their families. This theory and practice module will complement your prior learning in relation to public health and inequality. It will provide you with the opportunity to explore lifestyle choices that impact upon women and their families and will focus on the role of the midwife in promoting health.

  • Complexities in Childbearing

    The health of women presenting to maternity services is becoming increasingly complex. The aim of this theory and practice module is to enable you to explore the effects of pregnancy upon a number of pre-existing medical conditions and how these conditions may affect the progress of the pregnancy, labour and puerperium. Throughout the module you will address the importance of continuous risk assessment.

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Midwifery

    Litigation in childbirth is rising and midwives face increasingly complex ethical issues. This theory module will encourage you to appreciate and explore in depth current legal and ethical issues facing midwives and mothers. You will have the opportunity to study law and ethics related to midwifery practice and current political agendas, particularly in relation to pregnancy, birth, parenthood and fertility regulation.

  • International Perspectives in Midwifery

    Childbirth outcomes and the provision of midwifery care vary throughout the world. This theory module will be delivered online and will enable you to explore international midwifery practice by examining the role and scope of the midwife alongside global variations in maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. You will examine the Socio-political and cultural differences among developed and developing countries including their impact on childbirth outcomes. You will also explore international strategies for promoting health and safe motherhood, including the Millennium Development Goals. The module will also provide you with the opportunity to forge links with other countries to examine their childbirth and midwifery practices.

  • Developing Skills in Parent Education

    This module aims to support the education of prospective parents which has moved beyond traditional models and it provides the unique opportunity to improve outcomes for parents and babies. This is a theory and practice module which will enable you to engage with aspects of parent education. You will have the opportunity to provide accurate, impartial information so that childbearing women can decide what is best for their families.

  • Evidence Informed Practice and Decision Making

    This module aims to explore the principles and strategies of Evidence Informed Practice (EIP) to enable you to apply, creatively, a wide range of sources of evidence for clinical decision making. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop collaborative values of communication, team working and decision making within a health and social care context. You will be introduced to research perspectives (methodology and design), audit, health policy, and service user participation as methods to evaluate your EIP plans and interventions.

Overview

During the final year of the course, you will have the opportunity to continue to develop midwifery skills and knowledge which should ensure your readiness to assume the full role and responsibilities of a midwife ready for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Your degree culminates with a literature review related to one aspect of clinical midwifery practice, for which you will write a 5,000 word report.

Throughout all years, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in communication, health assessment, professional practice, evidence based practice, knowledge of public health and policy, as well as legal and ethical issues.

Modules

  • Emergencies in Childbirth

    Pregnancy and Childbirth are not without risk. Emergencies may occur at any point along the childbirth continuum. This theory and practice module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and clinical skills in the management of obstetric emergencies and to explore the role of the midwife within the multi- professional team

  • Becoming a Competent Practitioner

    This theory and practice module has been designed to give you insight into working as qualified practitioners. It is designed to develop your confidence and competence in preparation for entry into the world of work.

  • Clinical Decision Making

    The role of the midwife involves taking responsibility for her/his actions and the use of appropriate evidence to make clinical decisions. This practice module will provide the opportunity for you to explore the factors which influence decision making and how decisions are made in midwifery practice.

  • Autonomous Midwifery Practice

    Upon registration midwives will practise autonomously. This module aims to consolidate your prior learning and experience, thus ensuring that you are fit for purpose and practice and fit for registration with the NMC. Successful completion of the module will enable you to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attributes commensurate with autonomous practice at the point of registration.

  • Enhancing Practice Through Evaluation and Research

    This module provides you with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth exploration in an area of special interest which will have relevance to person-centred practice and which makes clear connections with local and/or national priorities in health and social care. You will establish a specific research question upon which to focus. Using an appropriate method of enquiry, you will have the opportunity to systematically investigate the research question and analyse the information generated in order to derive a set of findings or results using a literature-based strategy.

  • Working Together to Lead Service Improvement

    The intention in this module is that you are supported to gain a commitment to ongoing reflection and learning, underpinning your development as competent health and social care professional to take up leadership roles as a reflective practitioner in complex service delivery environments. You are supported to work with other students in small inter-professional teams (normally made up of students from at least three different pre-registration professional courses) with local communities, patient, carer and service user groups, to develop service improvement proposals, which can produce positive, measurable improvements in person-centred care.

    Student teams produce a project proposal, which is assessed by staff and other student teams with contributions to that assessment from patient, community, service groups (as above).

    Through this module you will also be exposed to self and team development activities and tools which will allow you to explore and reflect upon your own professional identity, leadership competency, and increase your self-awareness

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

4th

Our Nursing and Midwifery courses are ranked 4th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2020

In more detail...

  • Fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) providing eligibility to apply for registration to practice on successful completion.
  • Use of our extensive simulation facilities – from basic life support manikins to high tech simulation dummies which emulate patient responses. You will also have opportunities to use equipment found in the real world of practice, such as medical devices to assist with all elements of care and especially medication administration.
  • Nursing and Midwifery at Coventry is ranked 4th in the Guardian University Guide 2020.
  • Outstanding track record of employability – 100% of BSc Midwifery students were in work in graduate roles six months after graduating.
  • Well established placements for midwifery students in Coventry and Warwickshire at the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.
  • £Multimillion state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building provides facilities for teaching and research, featuring an operating theatre, critical care settings, community housing and other real life nursing and midwifery environments relevant to practice.
  • There are also opportunities to undertake a range of interesting fieldtrips, including King’s Gordon Museum of pathology in London which is one of the largest pathology museums in the world (such field trips may be subject to an additional fee and are arranged by the Coventry University midwifery team. Places are not limited).
  • Midwifery practice: Aims to develop the professional values, attitudes and behaviours required to deliver safe and effective, holistic women-centred care. You’ll have the opportunity to cover the key concepts of midwifery practice and factors influencing care, for example, Better Births (NHS England 2016) and you’ll also have opportunities to develop clinical skills which underpin these care factors through practice in the simulation suites.
  • Evidence informed practice and decision making: Explores the principles and strategies of Evidence Informed Practice (EIP) to help enable you to apply, creatively, a wide range of sources of evidence for clinical decision making. You will be introduced to research perspectives (methodology and design), audit, health policy, and service user participation as methods to evaluate your EIP plans and interventions.
  • Communications and professionalism: Communication is highlighted as an essential skill for all health care professionals because it impacts on patient satisfaction. You will have the opportunity to develop the key professional attributes incorporating the six ‘C’s model of communication, commitment, courage, care, competence, compassion.

This course uses a wide variety of approaches to teaching and learning to suit individual learning styles. This includes a series of interactive lectures with associated seminars, skills lab activities and practical placements. All modules are mandatory to enable you to demonstrate the knowledge, values and skills to be able to work within integrated care settings and enhance the delivery of care for service users, their families and carers after successfully completing the course.

The course is underpinned by an approach to professional care which is characterised by empathy, respect, dignity and kindness towards women and their families. We will encourage you to develop an in-depth understanding of the organisation and culture of modern health care systems, which should provide you with the confidence to be able to take a stronger role in the leadership and management of resources in delivering treatment and healthcare options to patients.

You will be introduced to the practice of midwifery in the midwifery skills laboratory and subsequently by working under direct supervision of a midwifery learning supervisor in community and hospital settings, in which you will have the opportunity to experience the 24/7 nature of midwifery care. Placements in non-midwifery areas and the opportunity to work in midwifery triage areas, early pregnancy assessment units and day assessment units are included from year two. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a clinical placement in a local Neonatal and Intensive Care Unit.
Placements are sourced for students by Coventry University and do not require additional fees or application processes to be made. However you may incur additional costs, such as travel, associated with your placement.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module but may include: Essays and reports, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), Presentations, online tests, mock interview, Triad and Dyad in clinical practice and a literature review. You will also be assessed within practice placements.

Coventry University aims to ensure that our courses are fairly assessed and endeavours to monitor your progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.

The primary aim of this course is to enable you to be a high quality and confident midwife. On successful completion of this course, you will have knowledge of:

  • The theoretical basis of midwifery practice to meet the NMC competencies, essential skills clusters and EU activities of a midwife.
  • The implications of current legislation, professional regulation, standards of performance and the NMC Code.
  • Current developments in midwifery and the biological, physiological, pharmacological, psychological and sociological knowledge related to childbearing.

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Plan, implement and monitor midwifery care, involving service users and carers.
  • Evaluate and revise expected outcomes, midwifery interventions and priorities in accordance with changes in the individual’s condition, needs or circumstances.
  • Demonstrate effective individual and team leadership skills and apply quality monitoring initiatives.
  • Discuss service user and carer needs in respect of equity, fairness, antidiscrimination, rights, values, customs, culture, beliefs, sensitivity, diversity, lifestyle and environment.
  • Utilise and disseminate current research findings and other forms of evidence that underpin midwifery practice.
  • Transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of settings and adapt practice to meet varying, unpredictable and complex circumstances.
  • Seek clinical supervision to develop safe and effective midwifery practice.
  • Critically evaluate relevant research, possible interventions and the most up-to-date technology to support quality care delivery.
  • Critically analyse situations and incidents through reflective practice activities.
  • Plan, implement and monitor midwifery care, involving service users and carers.
  • Evaluate and revise expected outcomes, midwifery interventions and priorities in accordance with changes in the individual’s condition, needs or circumstances.
  • Demonstrate a range of essential midwifery skills and seek supervision to develop safe, compassionate, skilful and autonomous midwifery practice.
  • Consult with service users and carers to identify and respond to their need and desire for health promotion advice, education, support and the development of services.
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of midwifery and healthcare within one’s sphere of professional accountability, including people with complex and co-existing needs.
  • Provide safe and effective immediate care to women and their families.

As this is a full-time modular course, you are expected to allocate 40 hours per week to your learning, including up to 16 hours of teaching contact, including lectures, practical workshops online sessions and seminars. In addition there will be self-directed study and reflection and 24 hours clinical practice.

Self-directed study provides time to undertake assessments, prepare for upcoming lectures and access tutorial support.

You will engage in a module entitled International Perspectives in Midwifery and have the opportunity to explore international midwifery practice by examining the role of the midwife alongside global variations in maternal and infant mortality. Socio-political and cultural differences among developed and developing countries are examined with their impact on childbirth outcomes. International strategies for promoting health and safe motherhood, including the Sustainable Development Goals, are also examined.

A two-week elective placement is incorporated into the courses. You may opt to experience maternity services abroad within Europe or beyond – typically one to two weeks’ duration (places may be limited and such opportunities may subject to successful application, additional costs and meeting any applicable visa requirements). You will be expected to share your experiences with fellow students, and also benefit from the experiences of other students who have studied elsewhere.

During placements you will have the opportunity to provide care for women and families from a wide range of backgrounds. This first-hand experience enables you to set midwifery within a broad cultural context.

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 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

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 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


12

global programmes

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

Patient testimonial

I wanted to pass on some feedback regarding one of the student midwives who looked after me, Chloe, who I believe is a second year student. What can I say, she was absolutely brilliant.

Chloe always made sure I was ok when observing and made sure I understood everything, answering any questions I had.

She was a kind, calm, patient, knowledgeable, polite, caring, professional and just lovely. She made a massive difference to me and my time in hospital. She will be a really super midwife (she already is really!) and I am grateful to have had her care.

Hannah Wood - 2019

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: HLSU164
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB 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. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C including English, and Science. Within the minimum of 5 GCSEs you will also need Mathematics at a minimum grade 5. You must have results certificates at point of interview.


Applicants may be required to attend for interview.You will also need to sit a maths test as part of the selection process.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three A Levels. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A Levels in nominated subjects.

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

While Coventry University 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 an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate.*

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*
A*A*B
    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  
  AAE BBC ACC 112 DMM
    BBD
108  
      CCC 96 MMM

Patient testimonial

I wanted to pass on some feedback regarding one of the student midwives who looked after me, Chloe, who I believe is a second year student. What can I say, she was absolutely brilliant.

Chloe always made sure I was ok when observing and made sure I understood everything, answering any questions I had.

She was a kind, calm, patient, knowledgeable, polite, caring, professional and just lovely. She made a massive difference to me and my time in hospital. She will be a really super midwife (she already is really!) and I am grateful to have had her care.

Hannah Wood - 2019

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.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

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.

This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Patient testimonial

I wanted to pass on some feedback regarding one of the student midwives who looked after me, Chloe, who I believe is a second year student. What can I say, she was absolutely brilliant.

Chloe always made sure I was ok when observing and made sure I understood everything, answering any questions I had.

She was a kind, calm, patient, knowledgeable, polite, caring, professional and just lovely. She made a massive difference to me and my time in hospital. She will be a really super midwife (she already is really!) and I am grateful to have had her care.

Hannah Wood - 2019

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

There are thousands of midwives in today’s NHS yet the continued rise in the number of births has led the Royal College of Midwives to predict a 3,500 shortfall of qualified professionals in England.

There is a strong practical emphasis on this course, with 50% of the course expected to be spent on placements. On graduating successfully from this course, you can apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (registration fee may apply), which enables you to practise immediately in either the NHS or independent practice. As a registered midwife, you’ll have opportunities to work with a range of other professionals including, obstetricians GPs, health visitors, neonatal nurses and maternity support workers.

As well as helping you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them, the university can provide you with support you when you are ready to begin your professional career.

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.

100%

of students were in graduate level employment 6 months after graduating

DLHE 2016/17

Where our graduates work

The majority of our graduates have found employment as qualified midwives in the NHS. As your career progresses, you may choose to specialise in a particular area of perinatal care and eventually apply for the role of consultant midwife. This would require you to provide clinical leadership for midwives and other healthcare professionals involved in maternity services.

As a registered midwife, you could work with specialist midwives such as bereavement midwives and ante natal screening midwives and also a range of other professionals including obstetricians, GPs, health visitors, neonatal nurses and maternity support workers
You could also aim to become involved in practice development or board level management within an NHS Trust.

Patient testimonial

I wanted to pass on some feedback regarding one of the student midwives who looked after me, Chloe, who I believe is a second year student. What can I say, she was absolutely brilliant.

Chloe always made sure I was ok when observing and made sure I understood everything, answering any questions I had.

She was a kind, calm, patient, knowledgeable, polite, caring, professional and just lovely. She made a massive difference to me and my time in hospital. She will be a really super midwife (she already is really!) and I am grateful to have had her care.

Hannah Wood - 2019
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