BA (Hons) Midwifery - three year programme
Frequently asked questions
Here are some of the more common enquiries we receive along with
their answers. If you have a question which isn't answered here, please contact
us to make an enquiry.
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What sort of experience should I have before applying?
Working with people, in either a paid or voluntary capacity, would be
useful in developing communication skills. You might like to consider
how this experience might inform your personal statement if making an
What other financial help is available?
Students in receipt of a bursary may be entitled to travel expenses under one of two schemes, plus, where applicable, dependency and childcare allowances. Students in receipt of a means-test bursary on the undergraduate programme will be eligible for a student loan.
Can I work part-time?
The University sets a guideline that, if you are a full-time student,
you should not work more than 15 hours per week during term time.
Does it matter if I haven’t studied for ten years?
Recent evidence of study, within the last five years, is required as
this helps strengthen time management and academic writing skills.
Will uniforms be provided?
Yes, you will be issued with a number of uniform sets. In some cases
adjustments can be made to meet cultural and/or religious requirements
but these need to be in line with the best infection control practices.
Can you recommend any preliminary reading?
The Midwife's Tale - Nicky Leap and Billie Hunter
Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century - Ian Peate and Cathy Hamilton
An Essential Guide for Student Midwives: Preparing for Professional Practice (Midwifery) - Sue Jacob and Tina Lavender
Will my placement experience include a shift pattern of work?
Clinical practice will provide you with the opportunity to experience
24-hour/seven-day care to develop an understanding of the needs and
experiences of women and babies throughout a 24-hour period.
Do I need my own transport?
This is not essential as public transport is available to all areas of
Do you consider international applicants?
You will need to have lived in the UK for more than three years before
applying for the course so that you are eligible for a bursary. We do
not accept self-funding students.
When will I know if I have been successful?
Applicants will be notified within approximately two weeks after the end
of interview process.
Are there any useful websites which might inform my decision to become a midwife?
Why study at York?
Please visit the following University of York link for helpful
information on studying
What are my career options when I qualify?
Department has an excellent record in students achieving employment
after their pre-registration midwifery programmes. Many go into careers
with NHS Trusts in North Yorkshire and in other parts of North England
as well as other NHS organisations in the UK. There is also the option
of independent midwifery practice.
I am planning to take a gap year - when should I apply?
are happy to consider applications for deferred entry. Applications may
be made either during the A level year (for deferred entry) or during a
gap year. Like all other applicants, gap year applicants must be able
to attend an interview on one of the pre-arranged dates which will fall
between December and February.