Bangor University Midwifery

By | 11th April 2017

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Bangor University Midwifery

The School of Health Care Sciences currently offers a full time three-year course of study leading to a Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons) degree and registration as a midwife with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You will have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in maternity units offering care to women and their families during and following pregnancy. This includes working with midwifery teams in the community to provide continuity of care. You will also have the opportunity to experience multi-disciplinary team working thus providing a holistic service to women and their families.

The course commences in September each year with practice placements offered in a variety of areas across north Wales with opportunity for some short placements outside the area. Elements of the course will be available through the medium of Welsh. There will be opportunities to experience bilingual practice in some parts of the region. For information on the School’s bilingual provision click here.

This course can accept self-funded overseas applicants with an IELTS of at least 7.0 however, places are very limited.

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

  • 100% of students go on to further work or study (Unistats Key Information Set).
  • Our staff have a wide range of clinical experience at the forefront of their professional fields, and work in partnership with local health providers, including Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, to ensure our students’ learning is of the highest quality.
  • Ranked 3rd in the UK (No.1 in Wales) for Nursing in the Complete University Guide 2017.
  • Midwifery has regularly ranked highly in the annual National Student Survey. In NSS 2016 Midwifery ranked particularly highly for Library Resources (90%), IT Resources (100%), being able to contact staff (100%) and the course being Intellectually Stimulating (90%).
  • We are leading research programmes which are transforming the quality and delivery of healthcare in Wales and internationally.
  • We have a long-established history of training midwives to a high standard.
  • Our degree course leads to both an academic award and registration with the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), allowing you to practice within the midwifery profession.
  • The clinical midwifery providers offer you varied and exciting opportunities to work with mentors in community and hospital settings.
  • Course fees paid by the NHS along with access to a the NHS Wales bursary scheme – information regarding eligibility may be found here.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements below outline the minimum educational requirements. Applicants will be expected to attend for an interview if selected and undergo further screening for entry into midwifery.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) identify the entry for admission including demonstrating that they are of good health and good character. The School will require candidates to comply with occupational health standards and DBS checks. All candidates must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s entry requirements for literacy and numeracy. This would normally be demonstrated by achieving GCSE mathematics and Welsh or English (minimum grades A to C) or the equivalent in numeracy and communication key skills level 3. The NMC accepts the IELTS examination as evidence of literacy and communication – applicants should seek further information from the NMC in relation to the scores required.

For 2017 entry (new UCAS tariff for courses starting in September 2017):

  • 120 tariff points required from a level 3* qualification (these include qualifications A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com).
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – see Information for International Students section in the introductory pages of this prospectus).

If above qualifications were not obtained within the past 5 years you will be required to demonstrate evidence of recent study.

For 2016 entry:

  • A Levels – 300 UCAS points required.
  • Access to HE courses (preferably Health related) – a typical aspirational offer of 30 Distinctions and 15 Merits.
  • Combination of 6/12 unit AVCEs (see www.ucas.ac.uk for latest information).
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered on an individual basis (see www.ucas.ac.uk for latest information).
  • If above qualifications were not obtained within the past 5 years you will be required to demonstrate evidence of recent study.

General University entry requirements

Here at Bangor, we accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds. We consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. Normally, all GCE A and AS levels, VCEs and Key Skills can be used to calculate your overall points.

For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see the UCAS website.

Qualifications currently not in the Tariff Framework:

Access courses and mature entry: We welcome your application if you’re taking a recognised Access course. We also consider applications from other older students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.

International students entry requirements

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

More information

Home/EU students

E-mail for General Admissions: admissions@bangor.ac.uk or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 382017

International students

Email to International Education Office: international@bangor.ac.uk or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028