Throughout the course you will become a proficient and reflective practitioner of midwifery who is able to base their practice on research, holistic care and commitment to lifelong learning. Theory and practice are integrated throughout, and experience is gained in both community and hospital settings, working in partnership with mothers and midwives.

If you choose your teaching base in Bournemouth, you will have placements at one of the following locations: Dorchester, Poole/Bournemouth, Salisbury, Yeovil or Basingstoke/Winchester.

If your teaching base is at our branch campus in Portsmouth, you will experience placements in Portsmouth, Basingstoke/Winchester or the Isle of Wight.

When on placement you will experience the full 24 hour shift pattern to include 12-13 hour shifts, weekends and night shifts.

Our graduates enjoy a range of career opportunities both within the NHS and the private sector nationally and this qualification is also accepted by many countries throughout the world.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

Tuition Fees for eligible UK/EU students are paid by the National Health Service (NHS).

The financial support package for 2014/15 has not yet been confirmed. We will update this page when we have further information. The information shown below is for 2013/14:

All UK/EU students are eligible for:

  • A non-means tested grant of £1,000 (non-repayable)
  • A means-tested bursary of up to £4,395 (non-repayable)

Students are also entitled to apply for a reduced rate non-means-tested loan from Student Finance England of £2,324; this will need to be repaid after graduation. Visit the NHS Student Bursaries office website for more information and where you can complete an online calculator to work out how much support you will be eligible for.

Channel Island and Isle of Man applicants are eligible for an NHS commissioned place, but are not eligible to receive NHS funding. Applicants therefore have to fund the course privately or via their Island LEA.

Not specified Start date February,September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

To view the course content please visit the course profile on our website.

UK requirements for international applications

Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 7

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


340 Tariff points from 3 A-levels or 3 A-levels and 1 AS-level, including 100 points from a required subject, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma DDD - offers will be subject and grade specific, particularly in the science subjects. This course requires you to Pass the Access to HE Diploma (with 60 Credits - at least 45 at level 3 remainder at level 2 or equivalent) A minimum of 15 credits at Merit in Biology is required and additional subjects taken should include Psychology, Chemistry, Physics, Sociology or Health Science. Offers will be subject and grade specific.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Bournemouth University.


For fees and funding information please visit our website.


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