Throughout the BSc Midwifery (Direct Entry Programme) (Hons) course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) you will be supported by lecturers and clinical midwife mentors, who will support you through this challenging yet exciting course.
Midwifery is a challenging, yet rewarding career. Being a midwife is more than just delivering babies, it is about providing care to women and families at one of the most important times of their lives.
A midwife is usually the first and main contact for the woman and her family during her pregnancy, throughout labour and in the period following the birth of the baby. As a qualified midwife, you will be responsible for providing care and supporting women to make informed choices about their care.
The School of Community health and Midwifery is committed to the values and principles of the NHS Constitution and these are integral to our programmes. The approaches to delivery and the content of our programmes aim to foster a culture which embraces the NHS Values of:
When applying for midwifery at the University of Central Lancashire, it is important to consider the values of a midwife, in relation to the NHS constitution. We also support the six C’s and we strive to include these within all aspects of our midwifery course. We encourage you to participate in voluntary or paid work within the healthcare sector, prior to applying for midwifery. This is to allow you to gain an understanding of the vital work healthcare workers do for families and the skills required to complete this work.
UCLan is one of the foremost providers of health and welfare education in the UK and is committed to excellence in learning, teaching and research. We have been awarded the highest independent quality assessment by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education for the design, student achievement and standards of teaching.
The midwifery case based learning curriculum at the University of Central Lancashire has been shortlisted for numerous awards over the years, in recognition for the excellent learning it provides to student midwives. Student midwives studying midwifery at UCLan, have also won many awards including student midwife of the year and the RCM evidence into practice award.
Within the final year of your studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in an international placement, allowing you to explore midwifery in a different setting.
You will also have the opportunity to join the award winning UCLan midwifery society and passionate midwifery forums, which are all arranged by the UCLan midwifery students.
Once you complete the course, you will become a registered midwife, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery council. You will have the opportunity to apply to work as a midwife within the NHS or within other independent midwifery settings.
You may also have the opportunity to work abroad, exploring midwifery in a global context.
Midwifery is a research and evidence based career, therefore we encourage and support you to continue onto further study. At the University of Central Lancashire, we offer a dedicated MSc in Midwifery as well as opportunities for you to progress onto a PhD and other research programmes.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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