UWS Clearing 2022






3 years full-time




September 2022



About the course

Prepare for a rewarding career as a professional midwife with UWS’s BSc Midwifery.

This degree will give you the knowledge, skills, practical experience and confidence to become a professional midwife. As teaching on this degree is 50% work-based learning, you’ll be able to put the theory you learn in the classroom into practice in real-life clinical environments.

Our innovative and contemporary BSc Midwifery degree offers you the chance to be part of this dynamic workforce as an accountable and lead practitioner working with and supporting women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth experience.

  • Upon graduation, you’ll achieve registration as a Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • This degree carries UNICEF’s UK Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation for ensuring midwifery students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to advise and support breastfeeding mothers
  • UWS’s Lanarkshire Campus is equipped with state-of-the-art midwifery skills and simulation facilities, including a birthing room with maternal simulator and a birthing pool for simulated water births


Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers*: AABB (120 UCAS Tariff points) including English, plus  SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit) in Maths*
  • A levels: BBB (120 UCAS Tariff points) including English, plus GCSE Maths (Grade C / Grade 4 or 5, or above)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2 including English
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points with 2 @ HL including English, plus Maths at least at SL
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: any discipline although Health or Science-related is preferred, plus SQA Higher English (Grade C, or above), or equivalent** and SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit) / GCSE (Grade C/Grade 4 or 5), or equivalent, in Maths* ^^)
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: any discipline although Health or Science-related is preferred, plus SQA National 5 (Grade C, or above) / Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit) / GCSE (Grade C/Grade 4 or 5), or equivalent, in Maths* ^^)
  • Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) QQI Level 5: 5 modules at Distinction

All applicants must satisfy the entry requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council including evidence of literacy and numeracy for entry to pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes (NMC Circular 03/2008, revised 2010 Standards). All applicants will need to demonstrate this with acceptable qualification awards in both English and Maths.

* for Scottish applicants, Life Skill Mathematics / Application of Mathematics are acceptable alternatives to SQA National 5 Maths, if they have been awarded at National 5 level.

** If SQA HNC, Communication NC (FA1W 12) and Literature 1(FA58 12) at Scottish Credit Qualification Framework Level 6 can be accepted if studied both and studied separately from HNC as equivalent to SQA Higher English

^^ If applicant has completed SQA HNC module HF2434 or module FN2734 Essential Skills for Care Practice in HNC, then this satisfies the Maths requirement and there is no need for additional Maths requirements.


An offer to study is also dependent on the outcome of the selection process and background checks:

  • personal interview
  • health Screening
  • membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme

There is no Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) onto the BSc Midwifery. Students must undertake all three years of the programme to gain entry onto the Nursing and Midwifery Council register as a Midwife.

Further Information

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.


You should use the UCAS Hub to keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application. Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students – including information on tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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