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Midwifery (Shortened 88 Week Course) BSc (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:


Study options:

88 weeks



Coventry University


September 2017



Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 5959


This shortened 88-week course in Midwifery can lead to a rewarding career caring for mothers and their babies when they need it most.

Midwifery is integral to the health and wellbeing of women and their families during pregnancy and childbirth.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities


Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Nursing and Midwifery Council

This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

What our students say...

Both the placements and theory have prepared me well to start my Midwifery career. I found the university lecturers very supportive which has been a great help through the course so far.

Lauren Melderis

Course information

This intensive course consists of both theoretical and practical, clinical learning. Once you’ve successfully completed your studies, you should be fit to practice midwifery across the globe.

While studying, you’ll be supported by a professional midwife, who’ll supervise your management of a small caseload. Teaching will be divided between the classroom, lab, a virtual learning environment and clinical practice.

Students on the course are registered nurses and during their course are employed by a healthcare provider, receive a salary and are covered by the terms and conditions of their employer, this includes the cost of travel expenses for placement attendance.


of our students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016



The theme for the first year is normal childbearing and the focus is on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for normal midwifery and the development of study skills.


  • Transition to midwifery

  • Complexities in Childbirth

  • Evidence Informed Practice and Decision Making

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Midwifery

  • International Perspectives in Midwifery

  • Developing Skills in Parent Education


Diversity in maternal and neonatal health is then focused upon, as well as further development of knowledge and skills in normal and complex pregnancy.


  • Emergencies in Childbirth

  • Clinical Decision Making

  • Autonomous Midwifery Practice

  • Enhancing Practice Through Evaluation and Research


Our Nursing and Midwifery courses are ranked 11th by Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • The West Midlands client group is multicultural which offers a diverse experience.
  • A course that incorporates the theory component of Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE).
  • The quality of the midwifery programme was commended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) during the last course approval process.
  • A course that includes an integrated approach to knowledge and clinical skills development through periods in the University and in clinical placements.

Taught by a midwifery team that has earned the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Certificate of Commitment and is working toward Baby Friendly Accreditation.

As a midwife you will care for childbearing women and families in a changing society, and as such the course addresses knowledge and skills relating to contemporary midwifery practice.

You will have the opportunity during dedicated simulation weeks to engage in face-to-face sessions and activities in a virtual learning environment.

During clinical practice, each student has a midwifery mentor whose role is to support you in developing your midwifery skills. ‘Reflection’ upon both theory and practice as a learning method is encouraged.

Teaching methods include: sessions in the classroom and skills laboratory.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Placements: 50%
  • Coursework, tests, essays: 40%
  • Pesentations, posters: 10%

50% assessed by placements

As this is a full-time modular course, you are expected to allocate 37.5 hours per week to your learning, including up to 14 hours of teaching contact and 14 hours clinical. In a typical week, this will break down as follows: 

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of tutorial with your personal tutor or Supervisor of Midwives each week.
  • Medium-group teaching: 7 hours of skills laboratories each week.
  • Large-group teaching: 6 hours of large lecture sessions with students on other related courses each week.

In addition, you will be expected to spend 7.5 hours each week studying and revising in your own time.

Global midwifery practice will be discussed in a module on international midwifery perspectives as well as safe motherhood and the targets identified by the World Health Organisation for 2015.

In addition, a short elective placement may be arranged (at the student’s own expense) to observe midwifery and/or childbirth abroad.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16


and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

Both the placements and theory have prepared me well to start my Midwifery career. I found the university lecturers very supportive which has been a great help through the course so far.

Lauren Melderis

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

Waiting for results day? Visit our Clearing pages for advice

What our students say...

Both the placements and theory have prepared me well to start my Midwifery career. I found the university lecturers very supportive which has been a great help through the course so far.

Lauren Melderis

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.



September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.



September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!



September 2017

(per year)

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

As well as covering UK field trips, key materials and laser print, the fees for this course also include:

  • The Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate
  • Occupational Health
  • Uniform and protective clothing
  • Cost of travel for placement attendance

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Specified core reading material

What our students say...

Both the placements and theory have prepared me well to start my Midwifery career. I found the university lecturers very supportive which has been a great help through the course so far.

Lauren Melderis

Career prospects

After you successfully finish the course you will be an autonomous practitioner with the ability to apply for work within either the NHS or independent practice.

There will be considerable opportunity for educational and professional development. Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) has always been an essential element within the role of the midwife. A range of continuing professional development modules and courses is available at Coventry University.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences’ own Employability and Placements Unit can help you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them.


of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15


Our graduates earn an average salary of £22,000 six months after the course (DHLE 204/15)

What our students say...

Both the placements and theory have prepared me well to start my Midwifery career. I found the university lecturers very supportive which has been a great help through the course so far.

Lauren Melderis

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.