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BMidwif Midwifery / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
BMidwif (Hons)
3 years
Typical A-level offer

Recent typical offers have ranged from ABB to AAB including one relevant science (eg Biology, Chemistry).

For those with a relevant subject but no science, typical offers have included AAB - AAA. (General Studies is not accepted).

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

We require 34 points overall. We require three higher level subjects at grades of 6, 5 and 5 and these must include Biology or Chemistry.

Full entry requirements

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Course description

Our three-year Midwifery (BMidwif) course takes a contemporary, innovative and woman-focused approach that will help you train as a midwife.

Our curriculum, which has been running since September 2013, has been highly commended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and other external reviewers.

Successful graduates can register as a midwife with the NMC and will be eligible to practice as a midwife anywhere in the UK and in many other parts of the world (although professional registration requirements vary in different countries).

The course is underpinned by a commitment to:

  • the integration of theory and practice;
  • high standards of clinical competence;
  • partnership working with women ;
  •  keeping birth normal;
  •  midwifery support for women with complex needs;
  • multidisciplinary teams working to benefit midwifery clients;
  • the appreciation of diversity and the principles of equity;
  • tackling health inequalities through effective public health interventions;
  • evidence-based midwifery practice and developing new knowledge through research;
  • improving service provision through effective professional leadership;
  • being responsive to service users¿ needs and future service development.

The course is taught predominantly by a team of midwifery lecturers with wide-ranging clinical experience, well-developed teaching expertise and established research skills.

Where appropriate, we also draw on the expertise of clinical specialists and other lecturers from across the Faculty.

Half of your time on this course will be spent in university-based learning, including lectures, reading, tutorials, seminars, enquiry-based group work and online activities.

The other 50% of your time will be spent learning in practice, working alongside midwives and other professionals. See the Midwifery programme information booklet (PDF, 147KB) for further information.

Open days

The best way to get a feel for what it's like to study midwifery at Manchester is to come and visit us on one of our open days . You can meet lecturers and current students and have your questions answered. We also run a Discover Midwifery Day.


The fees for entry in 2016 will be paid in full by the NHS for home/EU students. The course is not open to international students. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Additional expenses

An initial set of uniforms for clinical practice (choice of dresses or tunics and trousers) will be supplied by the University.


UK students starting on NHS-funded programmes after 1 September 2012 can apply annually for NHS Student Bursaries . UK students may also apply for a student loan.

Loans are normally reduced for midwifery students, as they receive the NHS bursary.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Admissions Secretary
+44 (0)161 306 7602
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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