University of Derby
Midwifery BSc (Hons)
University of Derby

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 315 graduates of Midwifery BSc (Hons) and other courses in Nursing and Midwifery at University of Derby for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Nursing and Midwifery.

Overall student satisfaction
66 /100
315 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Nursing and Midwifery

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Nursing and Midwifery at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25500 £25500 £29000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £27000 £21000 - £29000 £22500 - £33000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Nursing and Midwifery

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25503 £26472 £28191
25-75 percentile range £24967 - £31000 £18696 - £32216 £19778 - £35482

Course Description

Gain the practical skills you'll need with a degree that meets the standards and competencies set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as well as the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly standards - an important quality mark for trusts.

  • RANKINGS: Top 20 University for Nursing & Midwifery courses in the Guardian League Table 2021.
  • ACCREDITATION: This degree is designed to meet the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly standards*, the gold-standard for midwifery programmes: and an important quality mark for trusts
  • TEACHING HERITAGE: Derby has a 70-year track record in providing high-quality healthcare education and strong links with the local NHS trusts.
  • IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE: Our course helps you become a knowledgeable, highly skilled, and compassionate midwife. You’ll learn the technical and interpersonal skills needed to ensure care is coordinated and tailored to individual women and new-born infants across diverse settings.
  • PLACEMENTS: 50% of the course is made up of practical placements, so you'll develop essential clinical skills and gain a genuine feel for the practicalities and demands of the profession. These placements could be in the community, on antenatal and postnatal wards, in day assessment units, labour wards, and birth centres.
  • FIRST-CLASS FACILITIES: We offer outstanding learning environments including Clinical Skills Suites built to professional standards with replica wards, counselling rooms and treatment rooms that are fully equipped with the latest clinical resources. Our specialist midwifery equipment includes a birthing pool, birthing beds, birthing stools and birthing balls, as well as model abdomens, pelvises and breasts.
  • FINANCIAL SUPPORT: You will be able to access a funding package made up of tuition fee loans and support for your living costs. You can also secure grants — which do not have to be repaid — to cover childcare and the costs of travelling to your placement.

Midwives work through many stages of the mother's journey: pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, labour and birth, postpartum (after childbirth), and the early days of the new-born’s life. You will support women's wellbeing, future reproductive health, and their transition to parenthood.

You'll work in partnership with women, enabling and empowering their views, preferences and decisions. As a midwife, you will make a vital contribution to the quality and safety of maternity care.


We assess you in various ways depending on the module, such as by:

  • written assignments
  • oral examinations (VIVAs)
  • objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE)
  • written examinations, and
  • case studies

This programme provides all the theoretical and practical elements you need to meet the NMC standards and be eligible for registration on the midwifery section of the NMC professional register. It will help you to start a new and highly-rewarding career, as a competent, confident and autonomous midwife, who is capable of making a real, positive difference to the lives of women and their new-born infants, partners and families. Once you have graduated and are on the register, you should be able to get an NHS position as a Registered (Graduate) Midwife (NHS Band 5) which will progress to band 6 following successful completion of the trust preceptorship programme. This qualification is also recognised in Europe, as well as other countries, so you could look for a midwife position overseas. After several years, you could progress to be a ward-based manager, specialist midwife, researcher or lecturer.

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified midwife.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Midwifery BSc (Hons) at University of Derby

94% Teaching Professionals
3% Finance Professionals
1% Elementary occupations
1% Administrative occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Nursing and Midwifery

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

Access to HE Diploma

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Health or care experience to demonstrate an insight into the professional values and behaviours associated with health and care environments is required. It is also essential for student midwives to be able to communicate effectively with women, their families, and the multidisciplinary team. Please note that admissions for the course is conducted on a gathered field basis and this course has an application deadline of 25 January. To find out more about the definition and process of a gathered field please see our Gathered Field Policy

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Midwifery, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Midwifery BSc (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14045 year 1
International £14045 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

About University of Derby

The University of Derby is a publicly owned university located in the city of Derby, England. The university’s main campus is in Allestree, a suburbian zone in Derby itself, and is situated directly opposite the popular Markeaton Park where many students enjoy going for a walk in their free time.

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