BMidwif Midwifery / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours
3 years
Typical A-level offer
AAB-ABB (including specific subjects).
Typical contextual A-level offer
BBB (including specific subjects).
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Typical International Baccalaureate offer

34 points overall with 6, 5, 5 at Higher Level.

The course specific requirements are 34 points overall with three higher level subjects at grades 6, 5, 5, including Biology or Chemistry.

You may also apply without science if you have 35 points, 6, 6, 5 at higher level including at least one relevant subject eg psychology, sociology or geography.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • Apply theory to practice through split weeks consisting of two days of campus-based learning and three days in  placement  at a local NHS trust.
  • Build confidence in your skills as you provide continuity of midwifery care for a small number of women through student case-holding.
  • Study the theory elements of the Examination of the Newborn qualification as part of your degree.

This course is being updated for students starting in September 2021 .

Midwifery at The University of Manchester

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying midwifery at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Discover Day

We also offer a Midwifery Discover Day every summer. For more information on this, visit the Discover Day page.

Additional expenses

An initial set of uniforms for clinical practice will be supplied by the University.

You will need to purchase a fob-watch and suitable shoes for your placement. Some travel costs to placements may be covered by Health Education England .

You may be required to pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) document check at the Post Office prior to commencing the programme.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


As per the recent government announcement, all midwifery students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. The funding will be given to all new and continuing degree-level nursing, midwifery and many allied health students from September 2020. Please click here for more detail.

Find out about the financial support available to students starting at Manchester.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
+44 (0)161 543 4704
School/Faculty overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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