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Midwifery with Registration as a Midwife BSc

UCAS code: B720

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

From bump to birth, midwives play a critical role caring for women and safely bringing their babies into the world. At King’s College London, our Midwifery BSc prepares you for everything you’ll face in your career. You’ll learn from leading practitioners, professors, and researchers, developing skills you need to support women through their entire pregnancy journey.

Key benefits

  • Study at the No.1 Nursing & Midwifery Faculty in the UK and No.2 in the world (2019 QS World University Rankings).
  • 99% of our graduates find successful employment.
  • Opportunities to take an elective to study in the UK or abroad at the end of year 3
  • King’s College London offers exciting opportunities with two world-class Academic Health Science Centres and renowned teaching hospitals providing maternity care.
  • Our study courses are delivered by internationally renowned clinicians and relation to public-health-promotion strategies such as sexual and psychological health.
  • Academics with a strong focus on promoting evidence-based care and appreciation of translational research.

I feel very lucky to experience first-hand what it’s like to work in some of the best hospitals in the country with state of the art facilities.

Katherine, BSc Adult Nursing

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First, we’ll guide you through what’s normal in pregnancy and birth. Then, as you delve deeper into the course, you’ll learn about the complexities that pregnant women can face. We prepare you for emergencies so you can tackle any challenge. Working on placement in London, you’ll be exposed to a diverse range of people and situations. Some days will be challenging, but you’ll be part of a community of midwives and professionals who will support you through the ups and downs. Throughout your second and third year you’ll take on your own caseload. You can discover first-hand what it takes to effectively support a woman from her first months of pregnancy to birth and the postnatal period.

Course Aims

  • You’ll experience a broad range of subjects around midwifery. From biology to our unique arts and humanities module, this programme gives you a thorough understanding of the profession.
  • The Midwifery BSc at King’s offers the opportunity for students who are not registered nurses to study for professional registration as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • The course will equip you with the skills to become a competent midwifery practitioner who is confident in promoting high-quality, evidence- based maternity care to women, babies and families.
  • We emphasise the distinct role and responsibilities of midwives explore local, national and international contexts of maternal health and to undertake an elective at the end of year three.
  • You will learn how to manage a range of emergency situations effectively. You will be encouraged to reflect on case-studies drawn from clinical practice to develop a reflective approach to care, particularly when reviewing complex midwifery and obstetric situations and common medical disorders encountered in childbearing women.

Base campuses

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
No subject requirements.
Preferred subjects:
Science subjects preferred. Appropriate sciences include: Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Psychology

A-Levels

Required grades:
ABB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

34 points

Including 6,5,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 34 includes TOK/EE. Must include grade 5 at Standard Level in both English, Mathematics and a Science, if not offered at GCSE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: Five GCSEs grade 5/C including English Language, Maths and Science. Functional Skill English level 2 at Pass and Functional Skill Maths level 2 at Pass are considered equivalent to GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. We can accept equivalent qualifications to meet GCSE requirements.

Personal statement and supporting information

A personal statement will be required when you apply through UCAS. Applicants will also be required to provide a reference as part of their application along with details on their qualifications.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Applications will be processed through UCAS. All short listed applicants will be invited to attend an online interview before offers are made.

Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use a comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. We aim to acknowledge the individuality of all students.

Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high-quality research-based teaching. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

 

Programme

Theory: including self-study

Clinical Placement

Year 1

47%

53%

Year 2

47%

53%

Year 3

47%

53%

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Practical assessment
  • Exams

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts and private and voluntary organisations. The course is full-time, and you will be working shift patterns similar to that of qualified midwives. A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used to assess you and your clinical practice learning.

 

Course stage

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

Year 1

38%

6%

56%

Year 2

19%

12%

69%

Year 3

-

19%

81%

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

We are the leading Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care in London, holding an excellent reputation for producing outstanding clinicians and world leaders in specialist areas. Graduates who qualify from our courses also gain professional registration as a registration as a midwife from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Many of our qualifying midwives go on to further study or gain employment in prominent London NHS Trusts, while others choose to work elsewhere in the UK and abroad. There are varied choices of career destinations from hospitals to community/ independent midwifery , research, teaching and management. Whatever the chosen pathway, our midwifery graduates are well-prepared to face the challenges of a career in midwifery and the complexities of pioneering healthcare.

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £31,200 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Students are provided with an initial set of uniforms for the duration of the course. If students require additional uniforms these will have to be purchased. Indicative cost £15 - dress and
  • £30 - new tunic & trouser set
  • Students are also required to purchase appropriate footwear for mandatory training and placement. Estimated cost £20-45
  • The Faculty will pay for students to undergo one DBS check. Any subsequent checks required will need to be paid for by the student. Estimated cost £50
  • Subject to eligibility and approval by the Faculty, students are able to arrange their own elective clinical placements either in the UK or overseas. Students are required to make the necessary arrangements for any electives, including costs such as travel, accommodation, visas and additional vaccinations.
  • Students will be required to arrange and pay for the necessary vaccinations prior to enrolment. Multiple vaccinations may be required.Indicative cost £10-30 per vaccination.
  • In order that healthcare students can continue to access clinical placements, the Department of Health will commit to providing allnew healthcare students a £303 payment as a non-repayable grant. This will not affect healthcare students’ ability to access funding from the standard higher education support system to pay for their essential travel costing over £303.The government recognises that some healthcare courses require students to attend training at clinical placement providers which are long distances from their university or to spend significant time away from their place of study. These situations result in either greater travel costs or the need to rent extra accommodation. Providing the case for both educational provision and value for money can be demonstrated, any student who finds that they are at a financial disadvantage as a result of their clinical placement will be entitled to re-imbursement of costs associated with secondary accommodation. Further details will be published by the Department of Health in due course.
  • Students will be required to pay for missed mandatory training sessions and any missed Occupational Health appointments. Missed theory and practical sessions for mandatory training ranges from £15-£45. Missed OH appointments ranges from £17 for a General Appointment to £122 for a specialist appointment
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Any costs incurred as a result of working in a specific clinical setting where you are not employed
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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First, we’ll guide you through what’s normal in pregnancy and birth. Then, as you delve deeper into the course, you’ll learn about the complexities that pregnant women can face. We prepare you for emergencies so you can tackle any challenge. Working on placement in London, you’ll be exposed to a diverse range of people and situations. Some days will be challenging, but you’ll be part of a community of midwives and professionals who will support you through the ups and downs. Throughout your second and third year you’ll take on your own caseload. You can discover first-hand what it takes to effectively support a woman from her first months of pregnancy to birth and the postnatal period.

Course Aims

  • You’ll experience a broad range of subjects around midwifery. From biology to our unique arts and humanities module, this programme gives you a thorough understanding of the profession.
  • The Midwifery BSc at King’s offers the opportunity for students who are not registered nurses to study for professional registration as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • The course will equip you with the skills to become a competent midwifery practitioner who is confident in promoting high-quality, evidence- based maternity care to women, babies and families.
  • We emphasise the distinct role and responsibilities of midwives explore local, national and international contexts of maternal health and to undertake an elective at the end of year three.
  • You will learn how to manage a range of emergency situations effectively. You will be encouraged to reflect on case-studies drawn from clinical practice to develop a reflective approach to care, particularly when reviewing complex midwifery and obstetric situations and common medical disorders encountered in childbearing women.

Base campuses

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
No subject requirements.
Preferred subjects:
Science subjects preferred. Appropriate sciences include: Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Psychology

A-Levels

Required grades:
ABB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

34 points

Including 6,5,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 34 includes TOK/EE. Must include grade 5 at Standard Level in both English, Mathematics and a Science, if not offered at GCSE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: Five GCSEs grade 5/C including English Language, Maths and Science. Functional Skill English level 2 at Pass and Functional Skill Maths level 2 at Pass are considered equivalent to GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics. We can accept equivalent qualifications to meet GCSE requirements.

Personal statement and supporting information

A personal statement will be required when you apply through UCAS. Applicants will also be required to provide a reference as part of their application along with details on their qualifications.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Applications will be processed through UCAS. All short listed applicants will be invited to attend an online interview before offers are made.

Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use a comprehensive range of teaching and learning methods, each tailored to the current area of study, with simulation playing an increasingly significant role in clinical education. Formal lectures account for only a small proportion of the curriculum. We aim to acknowledge the individuality of all students.

Student-centred learning is pivotal to our philosophy, and our teaching methods support and encourage self-development and awareness through reflection on experience. We utilise practitioners, researchers and lecturers to deliver high-quality research-based teaching. We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment

 

Programme

Theory: including self-study

Clinical Placement

Year 1

47%

53%

Year 2

47%

53%

Year 3

47%

53%

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Practical assessment
  • Exams

The course includes an equal balance of theoretical learning and clinical placements with partner healthcare providers including leading NHS Trusts and private and voluntary organisations. The course is full-time, and you will be working shift patterns similar to that of qualified midwives. A variety of coursework, written and practical exams are used to assess you and your clinical practice learning.

 

Course stage

Percentage of assessment by written exams

Percentage of assessment by practical exams

Percentage of assessment by coursework

Year 1

38%

6%

56%

Year 2

19%

12%

69%

Year 3

-

19%

81%

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

We are the leading Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care in London, holding an excellent reputation for producing outstanding clinicians and world leaders in specialist areas. Graduates who qualify from our courses also gain professional registration as a registration as a midwife from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Many of our qualifying midwives go on to further study or gain employment in prominent London NHS Trusts, while others choose to work elsewhere in the UK and abroad. There are varied choices of career destinations from hospitals to community/ independent midwifery , research, teaching and management. Whatever the chosen pathway, our midwifery graduates are well-prepared to face the challenges of a career in midwifery and the complexities of pioneering healthcare.

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £31,200 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Students are provided with an initial set of uniforms for the duration of the course. If students require additional uniforms these will have to be purchased. Indicative cost £15 - dress and
  • £30 - new tunic & trouser set
  • Students are also required to purchase appropriate footwear for mandatory training and placement. Estimated cost £20-45
  • The Faculty will pay for students to undergo one DBS check. Any subsequent checks required will need to be paid for by the student. Estimated cost £50
  • Subject to eligibility and approval by the Faculty, students are able to arrange their own elective clinical placements either in the UK or overseas. Students are required to make the necessary arrangements for any electives, including costs such as travel, accommodation, visas and additional vaccinations.
  • Students will be required to arrange and pay for the necessary vaccinations prior to enrolment. Multiple vaccinations may be required.Indicative cost £10-30 per vaccination.
  • In order that healthcare students can continue to access clinical placements, the Department of Health will commit to providing allnew healthcare students a £303 payment as a non-repayable grant. This will not affect healthcare students’ ability to access funding from the standard higher education support system to pay for their essential travel costing over £303.The government recognises that some healthcare courses require students to attend training at clinical placement providers which are long distances from their university or to spend significant time away from their place of study. These situations result in either greater travel costs or the need to rent extra accommodation. Providing the case for both educational provision and value for money can be demonstrated, any student who finds that they are at a financial disadvantage as a result of their clinical placement will be entitled to re-imbursement of costs associated with secondary accommodation. Further details will be published by the Department of Health in due course.
  • Students will be required to pay for missed mandatory training sessions and any missed Occupational Health appointments. Missed theory and practical sessions for mandatory training ranges from £15-£45. Missed OH appointments ranges from £17 for a General Appointment to £122 for a specialist appointment
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Any costs incurred as a result of working in a specific clinical setting where you are not employed
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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