UCAS codes

  • B720 -

Course contact

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Qualifications and durations

  • BSc - 3 years

Start date(s)

  • September

Tuition Fees

Additional costs
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The BSc Midwifery will enable graduates to pursue a career in this sector although some diversity into the fields of public health, sexual or family health.

BSc Midwifery - University of the West of Scotland

Midwifery - 100 percent for overall student satisfaction


SQA Highers: BBBC including English with science subjects preferred plus Mathematics at National 5 / Intermediate 2 / Standard Grade Credit Level.

GCE A-Levels:
CCC (Science subjects preferred) plus Mathematics, English Language & English Literature at GCSE Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate:
H3 H3 H3 H4 including English with science subjects preferred plus Mathematics at Ordinary Level.

Any subject considered however Care & Administrative Practice preferred plus Higher English and Mathematics at National 5 / Intermediate 2 / Standard Grade Credit Level.

Any subject considered however Care & Administrative Practice preferred plus Mathematics at National 5 / Intermediate 2 / Standard Grade Credit Level.

– Level 5 FETAC with 5 modules at distinction.

In partnership with women, midwives promote and maintain health and prevent ill health in the mother and baby by means of empowerment, informed choice and health education.

Guest speakers form part of the programme and students have benefitted from lectures by Maureen McSherry, Consultant Midwife, NHS Lanarkshire; Joanna Greenock, NES Project Midwife, Compassionate Connections; and Dr Mary Rose Davie, NES Project Manager on the history of midwifery.


Year 1

An introduction to midwifery through health and public health concepts, parenthood issues and the professional role of the midwife. You will study midwifery knowledge and clinical practice through life sciences, caring skills, professional skills and personal development.

Year 2

You are introduced to midwifery practice in relation to medical, obstetric and social factors that render childbirth high-risk and involves critical care and care of the newborn.

Year 3

A return to normal midwifery care to explore the themes of education and management. Module subjects include evidence-based practice, concepts of family and parenting, vulnerable lifestyles and international midwifery. You will also undertake an individual project.

Graduates can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Midwife. You can work as a Registered Midwife within a hospital or community setting in the UK or in EU countries. Job opportunities are excellent and starting salaries attractive. Most graduates work in midwifery although some diversify into the fields of public health, sexual health and family health.

The programme is 50% work-based experience, which is assessed and has academic credit. You will develop your skills in clinical practice by working as part of a multi-disciplinary team within large and small hospitals in urban and rural locations. Clinical placements are located in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; Highland; Lanarkshire; Dumfries and Galloway; and Ayrshire and Arran Health Board areas.

Study abroad

You may study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations.

The programme carries UNICEF’s UK Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation for ensuring midwifery students are equipped with knowledge and skills to advise breastfeeding mothers.
“Learning skills in greater depth each year has really helped me to understand the care pathways available. I feel equipped to cope in emergency situations and have used my teaching skills from my previous career to help with parent education.”
Lisa-Milner Smith, Midwifery Student
Half of my course is spent on clinical placement where the majority of our learning takes place. It’s beneficial to confidence building and skills development and an opportunity to put theory into practice.
Claire McRobbie, Midwifery Student

Useful Information

  • 92% student satisfaction (NSS 2015)

    100% of students in work/further study six months after graduating (HESA performance indicator 2014/15)

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