Key Information

Full-time

156 weeks

Typical Offer

BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

B720

Course Code

MIDMIDUB

Key Information

Full-time

156 weeks

Typical Offer

BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

B720

Course Code

MIDMIDUB

BSc (Hons) Midwifery BSc (Hons) Midwifery

From September 2020, new and returning degree-level nursing and midwifery students, and some students in allied health professions, will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. This is in addition to any financial support they receive through the Student Loans Company.

Key Information

Full-time

156 weeks

Typical Offer

BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

B720

Course Code

MIDMIDUB

Key Information

Full-time

156 weeks

Typical Offer

BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

B720

Course Code

MIDMIDUB

Kizzy Lynch - Lead Midwife for Education (Senior Lecturer) and Programme Leader

Kizzy Lynch - Lead Midwife for Education (Senior Lecturer) and Programme Leader

"This course aims to enable you to become an accountable midwife, responsive to the diverse needs of the women and families you care for. Our ethos is to ensure you provide respectful care and equip you with skills to become a resilient practitioner."

School Staff List

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Midwifery

Midwives offer specialist support to mothers from the antenatal to the postnatal period, and work with a range of healthcare professionals to promote the best interests of a mother and her baby.

Underpinned by national policy, our midwifery degree focuses on women-centred holistic care, combining theory with practical placements. It aims to enable successful graduates to become eligible to register as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The course has been designed to encourage students to think critically and apply evidence to underpin their clinical practice. The course has been developed to meet the NMC's education requirements for student midwives and is underpinned by national policy.

Students have the opportunity to undertake clinical practice within a non-midwifery setting, including in a medical, neonatal unit, and within a hospital gynaecology ward. Throughout the course, students can learn about how to ensure women are given informed choice and remain at the centre of the decision-making process.

Welcome to BSc (Hons) Midwifery

Midwives offer specialist support to mothers from the antenatal to the postnatal period, and work with a range of healthcare professionals to promote the best interests of a mother and her baby.

Underpinned by national policy, our midwifery degree focuses on women-centred holistic care, combining theory with practical placements. Successful graduates will be eligible to register as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

How You Study

The programme aims to encourage students to think critically and apply evidence to underpin their clinical practice. The programme is mapped to NMC requirements for the education of student midwives and is underpinned by national policy.

The programme is 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice-based. There are opportunities to experience a wide range of practice placements, ranging from the antenatal to the postnatal period, incorporating intrapartum care and covering the whole childbearing continuum, encompassing midwifery and consultant-led care. It examines a wide variety of physical, social, and psychological needs, and knowledge of the transition to parenting and care of a newborn can also be developed.

Students are able to undertake clinical practice within a non- midwifery setting, including in a medical, neonatal unit, and within a hospital gynaecology ward. Throughout the course, students can learn about how to ensure women are able to make informed choices and remain at the centre of the decision-making process.

Theory sessions can include lectures, seminars, enquiry-based learning, self-directed study, and simulation. Throughout their studies, students can be supported by academics, practice educators, and practice assessors and practice supervisors.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How You Study

The course has been structured to encourage students to think critically and apply evidence to support their clinical practice. It is designed to meet NMC education requirements for student midwives, and is informed by national policy.

The programme is both theory and practice based. There are opportunities to experience a wide range of practice placements, ranging from the antenatal to the postnatal period, incorporating intrapartum care and covering the whole childbearing continuum, encompassing midwifery and consultant-led care. It examines a wide variety of physical, social, and psychological needs, equipping students with the knowledge to support patients during their transition into parenthood.

Students are able to undertake clinical practice within a non-midwifery setting, including in a medical, neonatal unit, and within a hospital gynaecology ward. Throughout the course, students can learn about how to ensure women are able to make informed choices and remain at the centre of the decision-making process.

Theory sessions can include lectures, seminars, enquiry-based learning, self-directed study, and simulation. Throughout their studies, students can be supported by academics, practice educators, and mentors.

Theory modules can include Respectful Family Centred Care; Applied Sciences in Midwifery; Holistic Midwifery Practice; Proactive Maternity Care; Responsive Care of the Newborn; and Innovation to Transformation in Midwifery Practice.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

Drawing upon evidence from across the bio-psychosocial sciences students can explore theoretical and practical applications to midwifery. Delivery of care from the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period will be explored including care of the neonate and adaptation to extrauterine life. The anatomy and physiology of bodily systems will be taught with specific reference to physiological changes in pregnancy. Sociological and psychological theories relating to transition to parenthood will be explored. The diversity of these sciences aims to help students to understand and appreciate the knowledge base of other professions and the interprofessional team.

Module Overview

This module is linked to the theory modules Respectful Family Centered Care and Applied Sciences in Midwifery which aim to help students to develop the skills required for their first practice learning experience. This module will include preparation for practice, including the completion of the mandatory skills required for students to practice safely. The placement attached to this module will give students the opportunity to develop skills surrounding the care of women and their families. With high levels of direction and supervision from their practice supervisors and the practice team, students can engage in delivering midwifery care throughout the childbearing continuum. Students can start to implement care by involving women in decision making and by starting to take responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) The Code (2015) – ‘Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives’. The assessment for this module will be undertaken in practice and students will be graded by their practice assessors. They will be required to complete a number of assessed criteria including grading of practice within the practice placement, which is recorded within their practice assessment documentation. Prior to entering practice they will be required to complete all mandatory training requirements and an online numeracy calculation test.

Module Overview

This module is linked to the theory modules Respectful Family Centered Care and Applied Sciences in Midwifery which are designed to help students to develop the skills required for this practice learning experience. This module is also designed to help students to prepare for placement through the facilitated simulation of the skills required to practice safely. The placement attached to this module can enable students to develop your skills further within both a community setting and an intrapartum setting. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) The Code (2015) – ‘Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives’. With high levels of direction and supervision from their practice assessors and practice supervisors and wider the practice team, students can engage in delivering midwifery care, involving women and their families. Students will be expected to start to take responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. The competencies described within the Essential Skills Clusters (NMC, 2009) must be met by the end of year one, within clinical practice, in order to progress to year two.

Module Overview

Students will have the opportunity to explore the evidence base that underpins midwifery both as an art and a science. Students can look at how personal values and principles influence individual contributions to work in health and social care settings. Students can explore models of care available to women and are expected to be able to discuss choice and advocacy with regards to women’s care. Statutory, legal, ethical and professional issues will also be explored and applied to midwifery practice. This module will also explore anatomy and physiology of bodily systems, including the physiological changes that take place throughout the childbearing continuum. Students can explore evidence-based resources to underpin both theoretical and practical discussions. The role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and The Code (NMC, 2015) will be discussed in relation to a Midwife's sphere of practice.

Module Overview

This module aims to enable students to explore midwifery care from a global perspective, encompassing health promotion pre-conceptually and throughout the antenatal and postnatal period. The social and psychosocial determinants of health will be examined, recognising diversity and cultural considerations within health care. Students will discuss life-style choices, disability, equality and perinatal mental health and can further extend their understanding of values, ethics and the law. Throughout the module students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of different medical conditions, their impact on a pregnancy and the impact of a pregnancy on the condition will be discussed. Students can also explore literature regarding continuity of care and carer, in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of theory and apply this to their own caseload holding experiences.

Module Overview

This module is linked to the theory modules Holistic Midwifery Practice and Proactive Maternity Care. Prior to undertaking their practice placement students will undergo a period of preparation, which will promote understanding of the learning requirements and include the required mandatory training. The placement attached to this module is designed to enable students to engage with practice in a meaningful matter allowing them to develop and demonstrate insight surrounding care of women who may require input from other health professionals such as the obstetric or neonatal team. With reducing levels of direction and supervision, students will begin to demonstrate independence when providing midwifery care. Students will have the opportunity to support women and their families to make informed choices surrounding their care; taking greater responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) The Code (2015) – ‘Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives’. Prior to entering practice students will be required to complete all mandatory training requirements. The assessment for this module will be predominantly undertaken in practice and students will be graded by their practice assessor. They will be required to complete a number of assessed criteria including grading of practice within the practice placement, which is recorded within their practice assessment documentation. The final assessment on this module is an online numeracy calculation test.

Module Overview

This module is linked to the modules Holistic Midwifery Practice and Proactive Maternity Care which are designed to help students develop the skills required for this practice learning experience. This module will also aim to help students prepare for placement through the facilitated simulation of the skills required to practice safely. The placement attached to this module will take place predominantly in an intrapartum setting. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) The Code (2015) – ‘Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives’. The placement attached to this module will enable students to engage with practice in a meaningful manner, allowing them to demonstrate insight into the care of women who may require input from other health professionals such as the obstetric or neonatal team. Students will be graded on this module within an intrapartum setting, demonstrating their ability to plan care and assist women and families with their decision making. Whilst under the supervision of their practice assessors and practice supervisors students will continue to practice with reducing levels of direction and supervision demonstrating that they are taking on aspects of independence when delivering midwifery care, beginning to make decisions and taking responsibility for themselves and their role within the team.

Module Overview

This module will explore the identification and appropriate management of obstetric complications of childbirth, including care of the critically ill woman. Students can learn how to prioritise care and make appropriate decisions within their sphere of practice as a part of the interprofessional team. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills via real-time simulation within a theoretical environment and gain confidence and competence in aspects of complex cases. Literature and national reporting systems will be explored to underpin decision making and management to ensure care is of a high standard in line with national guidance.

Module Overview

Throughout this module students have the chance to examine contemporary management and leadership issues that impact on midwifery. Students will be encouraged to explore and evaluate a variety of approaches to management and leadership and reflect on personal styles and values based practice in a variety of situations. Students will be encouraged to critically reflect on their own qualities as managers and their leadership and followership behaviours. This module aims to help students to develop core skills in increasing your leadership potential to become a confident leader, follower and manager in your first career steps. The module will focus on the need for innovation and consider ideas for transformational practice whilst recognising the management and leadership challenges this presents. Specifically students will be required to engage in understanding the theory and practice of making a transformation in a clinical service and design, plan and reflect upon a service transformation project proposal.

Module Overview

This module is linked to the modules Innovation to Transformation in Midwifery Practice and Responsive Care of the Newborn which is designed to help students to develop the skills required for this practice learning experience. This module will provide students with the opportunity to lead and impact on practice in a safe and competent manner. The placement attached to this module will enable students to fully engage with practice in a way that enables them to demonstrate their competence and confidence towards being a registered Midwife. Whilst under the supervision of their practice assessors and practice supervisors, in this first practice experience in year three, students will begin to practice with minimal direction and supervision and increasing levels of independence. Students will have the opportunity to lead on midwifery care, support decisions to plan and implement care within their sphere of practice and take full responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) The Code (2015) – ‘Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives’. The assessment for this module will be carried out in practice and you will be graded by a practice assessor. There is also an online numeracy test linked to this module.

Module Overview

This module is linked to the modules Innovation to Transformation in Midwifery Practice and Responsive Care of the Newborn which have aim to help students to develop the skills required for this final practice learning experience. This module will support students to prepare for practice focusing on managing and leading complex care. The placement attached to this module is designed to enable students to fully engage with practice in a way that demonstrates their ability to practice independently as a registered Midwife. Whilst under the supervision of their practice assessors and practice supervisors, in this final practice experience prior to registration, students will be expected to demonstrate their ability to practice with minimal direction and supervision and increased levels of independence. Students will have the opportunity to plan, implement and evaluate care decisions in conjunction with the woman and her family. Students will take full responsibility for themselves and their role within the team, recognising the impact of their actions on the quality of the service delivered to people in their care. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) The Code (2015) – ‘Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives’. The assessment for this module will be carried out in practice and students will be graded by their practice assessor with the aim of being declared fit for registration subject to completion of all course requirements. Students will be required to complete a number of assessed criteria including grading of practice within the practice placement. In order to achieve this final practice module they must complete the entry to the register requirements specified in the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration midwifery education (2009).

Module Overview

This module has been designed to extend students' knowledge of neonatal care; including the examination of the newborn, the referral and management of any identified neonatal abnormalities or complications, and the provision of proactive and responsive care to meet their needs. Clinical scenarios will be used throughout the module to explore neonatal pathologies, neonatal care and medical management. Students will be required to familiarise themselves with the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) programme, local guidelines for Examination of the Newborn (ENB) and appropriate referral pathways. This module will provide students with the theoretical knowledge base and underpinning evidence surrounding Examination of the Newborn. It is important to recognise that students will not be able to independently undertake these examinations on completion of the module. Students will be given a preceptorship workbook that may be completed once qualified with the support of their employer and a NIPE assessor.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

Drawing upon evidence from across the bio-psychosocial sciences students can explore theoretical and practical applications to midwifery. Delivery of care from the antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period will be explored including care of the neonate and adaptation to extrauterine life. The anatomy and physiology of bodily systems will be taught with specific reference to physiological changes in pregnancy. Sociological and psychological theories relating to transition to parenthood will be explored. The diversity of these sciences aims to help students to understand and appreciate the knowledge base of other professions and the interprofessional team.

Module Overview

This module is linked to the theory modules Respectful Family Centered Care and Applied Sciences in Midwifery which aim to help students to develop the skills required for their first practice learning experience. This module will include preparation for practice, including the completion of the mandatory skills required for students to practice safely. The placement attached to this module will give students the opportunity to develop skills surrounding the care of women and their families. With high levels of direction and supervision from their practice supervisors and the practice team, students can engage in delivering midwifery care throughout the childbearing continuum. Students can start to implement care by involving women in decision making and by starting to take responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) The Code (2015) – ‘Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives’. The assessment for this module will be undertaken in practice and students will be graded by their practice assessors. They will be required to complete a number of assessed criteria including grading of practice within the practice placement, which is recorded within their practice assessment documentation. Prior to entering practice they will be required to complete all mandatory training requirements and an online numeracy calculation test.

Module Overview

This module is linked to the theory modules Respectful Family Centered Care and Applied Sciences in Midwifery which are designed to help students to develop the skills required for this practice learning experience. This module is also designed to help students to prepare for placement through the facilitated simulation of the skills required to practice safely. The placement attached to this module can enable students to develop your skills further within both a community setting and an intrapartum setting. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) The Code (2015) – ‘Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives’. With high levels of direction and supervision from their practice assessors and practice supervisors and wider the practice team, students can engage in delivering midwifery care, involving women and their families. Students will be expected to start to take responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. The competencies described within the Essential Skills Clusters (NMC, 2009) must be met by the end of year one, within clinical practice, in order to progress to year two.

Module Overview

Students will have the opportunity to explore the evidence base that underpins midwifery both as an art and a science. Students can look at how personal values and principles influence individual contributions to work in health and social care settings. Students can explore models of care available to women and are expected to be able to discuss choice and advocacy with regards to women’s care. Statutory, legal, ethical and professional issues will also be explored and applied to midwifery practice. This module will also explore anatomy and physiology of bodily systems, including the physiological changes that take place throughout the childbearing continuum. Students can explore evidence-based resources to underpin both theoretical and practical discussions. The role of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and The Code (NMC, 2015) will be discussed in relation to a Midwife's sphere of practice.

Module Overview

This module aims to enable students to explore midwifery care from a global perspective, encompassing health promotion pre-conceptually and throughout the antenatal and postnatal period. The social and psychosocial determinants of health will be examined, recognising diversity and cultural considerations within health care. Students will discuss life-style choices, disability, equality and perinatal mental health and can further extend their understanding of values, ethics and the law. Throughout the module students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of different medical conditions, their impact on a pregnancy and the impact of a pregnancy on the condition will be discussed. Students can also explore literature regarding continuity of care and carer, in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of theory and apply this to their own caseload holding experiences.

Module Overview

This module is linked to the theory modules Holistic Midwifery Practice and Proactive Maternity Care. Prior to undertaking their practice placement students will undergo a period of preparation, which will promote understanding of the learning requirements and include the required mandatory training. The placement attached to this module is designed to enable students to engage with practice in a meaningful matter allowing them to develop and demonstrate insight surrounding care of women who may require input from other health professionals such as the obstetric or neonatal team. With reducing levels of direction and supervision, students will begin to demonstrate independence when providing midwifery care. Students will have the opportunity to support women and their families to make informed choices surrounding their care; taking greater responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) The Code (2015) – ‘Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives’. Prior to entering practice students will be required to complete all mandatory training requirements. The assessment for this module will be predominantly undertaken in practice and students will be graded by their practice assessor. They will be required to complete a number of assessed criteria including grading of practice within the practice placement, which is recorded within their practice assessment documentation. The final assessment on this module is an online numeracy calculation test.

Module Overview

This module is linked to the modules Holistic Midwifery Practice and Proactive Maternity Care which are designed to help students develop the skills required for this practice learning experience. This module will also aim to help students prepare for placement through the facilitated simulation of the skills required to practice safely. The placement attached to this module will take place predominantly in an intrapartum setting. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) The Code (2015) – ‘Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives’. The placement attached to this module will enable students to engage with practice in a meaningful manner, allowing them to demonstrate insight into the care of women who may require input from other health professionals such as the obstetric or neonatal team. Students will be graded on this module within an intrapartum setting, demonstrating their ability to plan care and assist women and families with their decision making. Whilst under the supervision of their practice assessors and practice supervisors students will continue to practice with reducing levels of direction and supervision demonstrating that they are taking on aspects of independence when delivering midwifery care, beginning to make decisions and taking responsibility for themselves and their role within the team.

Module Overview

This module will explore the identification and appropriate management of obstetric complications of childbirth, including care of the critically ill woman. Students can learn how to prioritise care and make appropriate decisions within their sphere of practice as a part of the interprofessional team. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills via real-time simulation within a theoretical environment and gain confidence and competence in aspects of complex cases. Literature and national reporting systems will be explored to underpin decision making and management to ensure care is of a high standard in line with national guidance.

Module Overview

Throughout this module students have the chance to examine contemporary management and leadership issues that impact on midwifery. Students will be encouraged to explore and evaluate a variety of approaches to management and leadership and reflect on personal styles and values based practice in a variety of situations. Students will be encouraged to critically reflect on their own qualities as managers and their leadership and followership behaviours. This module aims to help students to develop core skills in increasing your leadership potential to become a confident leader, follower and manager in your first career steps. The module will focus on the need for innovation and consider ideas for transformational practice whilst recognising the management and leadership challenges this presents. Specifically students will be required to engage in understanding the theory and practice of making a transformation in a clinical service and design, plan and reflect upon a service transformation project proposal.

Module Overview

This module is linked to the modules Innovation to Transformation in Midwifery Practice and Responsive Care of the Newborn which is designed to help students to develop the skills required for this practice learning experience. This module will provide students with the opportunity to lead and impact on practice in a safe and competent manner. The placement attached to this module will enable students to fully engage with practice in a way that enables them to demonstrate their competence and confidence towards being a registered Midwife. Whilst under the supervision of their practice assessors and practice supervisors, in this first practice experience in year three, students will begin to practice with minimal direction and supervision and increasing levels of independence. Students will have the opportunity to lead on midwifery care, support decisions to plan and implement care within their sphere of practice and take full responsibility for themselves and their role within the interprofessional team. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) The Code (2015) – ‘Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives’. The assessment for this module will be carried out in practice and you will be graded by a practice assessor. There is also an online numeracy test linked to this module.

Module Overview

This module is linked to the modules Innovation to Transformation in Midwifery Practice and Responsive Care of the Newborn which have aim to help students to develop the skills required for this final practice learning experience. This module will support students to prepare for practice focusing on managing and leading complex care. The placement attached to this module is designed to enable students to fully engage with practice in a way that demonstrates their ability to practice independently as a registered Midwife. Whilst under the supervision of their practice assessors and practice supervisors, in this final practice experience prior to registration, students will be expected to demonstrate their ability to practice with minimal direction and supervision and increased levels of independence. Students will have the opportunity to plan, implement and evaluate care decisions in conjunction with the woman and her family. Students will take full responsibility for themselves and their role within the team, recognising the impact of their actions on the quality of the service delivered to people in their care. This module is linked to the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) The Code (2015) – ‘Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives’. The assessment for this module will be carried out in practice and students will be graded by their practice assessor with the aim of being declared fit for registration subject to completion of all course requirements. Students will be required to complete a number of assessed criteria including grading of practice within the practice placement. In order to achieve this final practice module they must complete the entry to the register requirements specified in the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration midwifery education (2009).

Module Overview

This module has been designed to extend students' knowledge of neonatal care; including the examination of the newborn, the referral and management of any identified neonatal abnormalities or complications, and the provision of proactive and responsive care to meet their needs. Clinical scenarios will be used throughout the module to explore neonatal pathologies, neonatal care and medical management. Students will be required to familiarise themselves with the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) programme, local guidelines for Examination of the Newborn (ENB) and appropriate referral pathways. This module will provide students with the theoretical knowledge base and underpinning evidence surrounding Examination of the Newborn. It is important to recognise that students will not be able to independently undertake these examinations on completion of the module. Students will be given a preceptorship workbook that may be completed once qualified with the support of their employer and a NIPE assessor.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How you are assessed

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Programme Specific Funding and Bursaries

From September 2020, new and returning degree-level nursing, paramedic science, and midwifery students, and some students in allied health professions, will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. This is in addition to any financial support they receive through the Student Loans Company. For more information visit: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/study-and-training/considering-or-university/financial-support-university.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and general living costs while on placement.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Programme Specific Funding and Bursaries

From September 2020, new and returning degree-level nursing, paramedic science, and midwifery students, and some students in allied health professions, will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. This is in addition to any financial support they receive through the Student Loans Company. For more information visit: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/study-and-training/considering-or-university/financial-support-university.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and general living costs while on placement.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

GCE Advanced Levels: BBB

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points

This programme also requires 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English, Maths and Science, or equivalent qualifications, such as Functional Skills Level 2.

Other requirements include:

  • EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each element.http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
  • Successful performance at an interview
  • Knowledge of contemporary health and social care issues, and the nature of nursing in a public health context
  • Understanding of written material and can communicate clearly and accurately in written and spoken English
  • Satisfactory completion of Occupational Health Check
  • Satisfactory completion of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)).

This programme is not open to students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

When you choose Midwifery in your UCAS application, you will be asked an additional question regarding criminal convictions. Here you must declare all spent and unspent criminal convictions including (but not limited to) cautions, reprimands, final warnings, bind over orders or similar and details of any minor offences, fixed penalty notices, penalty notices for disorder, ASBOs or VOOs.

Further information can be found at http://www.isa-gov.org.uk
We cannot accept deferred applications for Nursing or Social Work. You must apply in the year you wish to start the programme.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

GCE Advanced Levels: BBB

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points

This programme also requires 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English, Maths and Science, or equivalent qualifications, such as Functional Skills Level 2.

Other requirements include:

  • EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each element.http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
  • Successful performance at an interview
  • Knowledge of contemporary health and social care issues, and the nature of nursing in a public health context
  • Understanding of written material and can communicate clearly and accurately in written and spoken English
  • “Settled residential status” in the United Kingdom in line with the requirements of the 1977 Immigration Act
  • Resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years
  • Satisfactory completion of Occupational Health Check
  • Satisfactory completion of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)).

When you choose Midwifery in your UCAS application, you will be asked an additional question regarding criminal convictions. Here you must declare all spent and unspent criminal convictions including (but not limited to) cautions, reprimands, final warnings, bind over orders or similar and details of any minor offences, fixed penalty notices, penalty notices for disorder, ASBOs or VOOs.

Further information can be found at http://www.isa-gov.org.uk
We cannot accept deferred applications for Nursing or Social Work. You must apply in the year you wish to start the programme.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

"This course aims to enable you to become an accountable midwife, responsive to the diverse needs of the women and families you care for. Our ethos is to ensure you provide respectful care and equip you with skills to become a resilient practitioner."

Kizzy Lynch, Programme Leader

Placements

Students are assessed in clinical practice by practice assessors and practice supervisors in all areas of midwifery including antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal. Additionally, students can attend clinical placements in a non-midwifery placements.

Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs while on placements.

Virtual Open Days

While you may not be able to visit us in person at the moment, you can still find out more about the University of Lincoln and what it is like to live and study here at one of our live Virtual Open Days.

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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