The Masters of Midwifery is a three year pre-registration programme that leads to a midwifery qualification and entry onto a professional register. Therefore our admissions policy reflects the requirements of the NMC (2009) Standards for pre–registration midwifery education.
To apply for this programme you must possess a first degree (preferably in life sciences, social sciences, sports sciences, nursing, health studies, health care, and education). You must provide evidence of completion of general education of 12 years as part of the interview process. You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
Although not essential, we do advise students to gain paid or voluntary work within the health and/or social care sector before commencement onto the programme.
As part of the interview process all applicants’ previous studies in relation to Numeracy and/or Maths is checked . If successful at interview those without a pass in a Numeracy Module equivalent to Numeracy Intermediate 2, and/or Maths National 5 at grade C or above must pass a Numeracy Module - 'Core Skills - Numeracy for Health Care (Intermediate 2)'.
All applicants must have at least a Higher in English (or equivalent) to be shortlisted for interview.
All applicants must have at least a Higher in Biology (or equivalent) to be shortlisted for interview.
There will be a selection interview and all candidates must meet NMC requirements of good health and good character. Competition for places varies from year-to-year and achievement of the typical minimum entry requirements does not always guarantee shortlisting for interview or a place on the course.
Admission to the programme is dependent upon a satisfactory Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) check. This will be sent to you prior to interview and will be conducted on the interview day. The cost of the PVG check will be paid by the University.
Previous Nursing Students
Please note that students who have already studied a Nursing degree are unlikely to receive funding for a second Nursing degree.
English Language Requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. The English Language requirements for this programme are IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in each component). For guidance on the acceptability of other English Language tests please contact email@example.com
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
- BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
- BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.
Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies