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Mother and baby with student midwife from the University of Manchester

Midwifery (BMidwif)

Midwives offer vital support during pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period.

Midwifery Application and selection

Year of entry: 2017

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Application and selection

How to apply

Advice to applicants

Please refer to the Application Process page for further guidance on the following:
  • how to apply;
  • how your application is considered;
  • personal statement guidance;
  • interview requirements;
  • notes to applicants.

Interview requirements

Interviews are part of the selection process. Please refer to the Application Process page.

Returning to education

We welcome applications from candidates returning to education. If you are returning to education, you should have completed some assessed study at level 3 in the five years prior to the start of the course. If you do not have recent study but otherwise meet the academic entry requirements, we recommend you look into taking an AS-/A-level or an Open University module (preferably in a relevant subject) in order to meet this requirement.

If your previous study does not include much science, we strongly recommend you enrol on a Human Biology course.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

As the course is funded directly by the NHS, places are only available to students who qualify for 'home student' status.

Fitness to practise / health requirements

All offers will be dependent on the outcome of an occupational health review to determine that you are fit to start the course and do not pose a health risk to colleagues or clients.

Midwifery requires physical stamina and emotional resilience, and you should consider these demands before you apply.

There are a limited number of medical conditions (eg being a chronic carrier of Hepatitis B) that may affect your ability to register as a midwife with the NMC and your freedom to practice in certain clinical situations on health and safety grounds.

The occupational health team will carry out screening tests and supply immunisations. It is also necessary to be tested for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), before you start your studies.

Further information about HIV and the HIV test can be obtained from the National AIDS Trust .

If you have concerns about an existing medical condition, disability or learning support need, you can be reassured that we will offer support through our excellent Student Occupational Health Department and Disability Support Office , and will make reasonable adjustments to assist you to meet the demands of the course.

If you have any health concerns, please feel free to contact the Occupational Health Department on +44(0)161 306 5806 or at .

Disclosure and Barring Service check

If your application is successful, you will be required to comply with an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further information including the process used in the case of positive disclosures, see: DBS checks (PDF, 104 KB)


We currently accept applications for deferred entry for this programme.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

Currently we accept applications from students who intend to re-sit their examinations.

Currently we accept applications from students who have achieved their qualifications over a number of years.

Policy for applicants who take their examinations in more than one sitting

Currently we accept applications from students who intend to re-sit their examinations.

Currently we accept applications from students who have achieved their qualifications over a number of years.


If you have applied before and your application was not successful, you may apply again.

Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application, you should demonstrate how your application has improved.

We may draw upon all information from your previous applications, or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra - you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course.

If you are applying through clearing, you are still required to meet the usual entry requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing, the places will be subject to availability.


We may be able to consider a transfer from another midwifery course at the end of Year 1 if there is a sufficient match between the Year 1 learning outcomes for the two courses. You will only be considered if you have been making reasonable progress in your Year 1 assessments and there are no fitness to practice concerns.

Please provide a full list of your Year 1 modules to so we can assess compatibility between the courses.

If you wish to transfer from a different University of Manchester degree course, you must meet our usual entry requirements and will go through the same shortlisting and interview processes as UCAS applicants, and may only be considered for year 1 entry.

Please provide a full list of your qualifications, personal statement and referee details to .