University of Brighton Midwifery

University of Brighton Midwifery

Midwives provide essential care, advice and support for women and their families during pregnancy, labour and early post-natal stages.

As a midwife, you will share people’s personal experiences as well as helping to shape them. To thrive in this role you need to be adaptable, compassionate and dependable, with a sound knowledge of both everyday procedure and potential complications.

To ensure you can confidently apply theory to practice, you will spend 50% of the year on placements in varied health settings, and simulate care and delivery in our Flexible Learning Environment and new midwifery care and delivery suite, which includes a replica hospital room and home birthing room.

The values of the NHS constitution are embedded in our curriculum; where patients come first in everything the NHS does, and include respect and dignity, compassion and working together for patients.

Midwives are needed all over the world. To give you the opportunity to experience midwifery abroad, we offer overseas observational placements.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course and should be used as a general guide. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer we may make, if your application is successful.

BBB, must include a science or social science subject at grade B.

DDM in a health or science subject.

International Baccalaureate
30 points.

Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Health studies, nursing or science. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at distinction.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)

  • with Access course – maths and English.
  • with A-levels, BTEC or K101 – at least five GCSEs including maths, English and science.

A wide range of other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

For this course which leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a midwife, you must demonstrate the following:

  • completion of 10 years’ general education
  • successful completion of literacy and numeracy assessments during the interview process
  • evidence of study within the last five years is desirable
  • evidence of commitment to the profession
  • provision of a personal statement which demonstrates the  ability and desire to become a midwife
  • an academic reference indicating potential to study at degree level and indicating the applicant is of good character
  • a character reference, which may come from an employer if appropriate, or other appropriate person, indicating good communication skills, caring qualities and a positive attitude
  • passing of occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
  • ability to meet travel requirements to attend placements
  • ability to follow a shift pattern that could cover any part of a 24-hour seven-day cycle.

Course structure

You will be based at the Eastbourne campus, with clinical placements taking place at a range of locations across Sussex including Hastings, Eastbourne, Brighton, Haywards Heath and Worthing.

You will develop core midwifery competencies in areas including human biology and relationships, midwifery practice and its professional framework. As you progress through the course, you will learn about more complex medical or obstetric needs and referral of mother or baby.

You’ll share learning with other health specialisms, allowing you to benefit from interprofessional collaboration, sharing knowledge and expertise.

Fees and funding

Your fees

UK/EU (full-time) 9,250 GBP

International (full-time) 13,920 GBP

Funding arrangements for students starting this course in September 2017

From 1 August 2017, new students from England starting this course will have access to the standard government student finance support package which consists of loans to meet the cost of tuition fees and a means-tested loan for living costs. In addition, supplementary funding that is means tested as appropriate includes: travel costs for practice and clinical placements, dual accommodation costs during practice and clinical placements, childcare allowances and exceptional hardship fund. You can find helpful and up-to-date information about these changes on the Funding Clinic website.


The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2017–18. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. Further details regarding tuition fees are available from the university’s student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).

The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

What’s included in the fee?

When costs such as health or DBS checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply check with the school that provides your course using the contact details in the Find out more tab (at the end of this page) for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

See our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.

Find out more

If you have a question about this course, our enquiries team will be happy to help.01273 644644