• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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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:

  • Working together for patients
  • Respect and dignity
  • Commitment to quality of care
  • Compassion
  • Improving lives
  • Everyone counts


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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Midwife 
  • Woman and childbearing 
  • Baby and family 
  • Altered health in pregnancy
  • Professional practitioner

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Our typical offer is 112-128 UCAS Points, not including General Studies.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. 
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in a health or science subject.
  • Pass Access Course: 45 credits at Distinction including 21 credits in Biology if no GCSE Science/Biology.
  • IELTS: 7.0
  • GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including English, Maths and Science. Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths is accepted in place of GCSE. Must be achieved before submission of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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