Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Science in Midwifery in Ireland

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science in Midwifery(Midwifery)
  • Major Subject: Midwifery
  • Course Category: Degree Courses

Institutions Offering Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

  •  Queen's University Belfast, Belfast  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) All applicants
    -This information is prepared in advance of the academic year to which it relates and the grades stated should be treated as a guide only and entrance requirements are reviewed annually.

    Overall academic background will be taken into account when considering applications and additional academic criteria may have to be applied at shortlisting, depending on the volume of applications.

    All applicants must normally have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade B / 6 to include Mathematics and a Science subject (ie Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Double Award Science or Single Award Science). GCSE Applied Science is not acceptable in lieu of GCSE Science. A minimum of a grade C / 4 in GCSE English Language or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is also required.

    Applicants offering Access/Foundation course qualifications must also have a grade B / 6 at GCSE in both Mathematics and a Science subject (see above) or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Within an Access programme, 70% in NICATS Mathematics and 70% in a Level 3 Biology or Chemistry or Physics module would fulfil the GCSE Mathematics and Science requirements. Where there are two units of Mathematics within the Access course, a minimum of 70% is necessary in both.

    In addition to the GCSE requirements, or equivalent, applicants must offer one of the following qualifications:

    (i) A level requirements
    -BCC including a relevant Science (Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Life & Health Sciences, Mathematics or Physics)
    OR
    -BBC where a relevant Science subject is not offered.

    (ii) Irish Leaving Certificate
    -H3H3H3H4H4 at Higher Level where a relevant Science subject is offered (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
    OR
    -H3H3H3H3H4 at Higher Level where a relevant Science subject is not offered.

    All applicants - if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O3 in Mathematics and a Science subject.

    All applicants must have a minimum of 5 grade Bs / Higher Merits in the Junior Certificate to include Mathematics and Science.

    (iii) BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma
    -Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF)
    Successful completion of the BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with overall grades DDM.

    Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF)
    Successful completion of the BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 GLH at Level 3) with overall grades DDM.

    (iv) Access/Foundation Course
    -65% (Level 3 modules) with two modules of Biology or Chemistry or Physics
    OR
    -70% (Level 3 modules) with one module of Biology or Chemistry or Physics
    OR
    -70% (Level 3 modules) in an Access Course with no science modules

    In addition, see GCSE or equivalent requirements above (in “All applicants”).

    (v) BTEC Higher National Diploma
    Successful completion with a minimum of 12 Merits and 4 Passes in individual units. Must satisfy the GCSE Mathematics and Science requirements as above.

    (vi) BTEC Higher National Certificate
    -Successful completion with a minimum of a Merit grade in each unit. Must satisfy the GCSE Mathematics and Science requirements as above.

    (vii) Scottish Highers
    BBBCC where a relevant Science subject is offered (see list under A-level requirements)
    OR
    BBBBC where a relevant Science subject is not offered.

    All applicants must have a minimum of 5 Standards at grade 2 or a minimum of 5 Intermediates/National 5 at grade B to include Mathematics and a Science subject. A minimum of a grade 3 in Standard English Language or a grade C in Intermediate/National 5 English Language is also required.

    (viii) Graduate
    Honours Degree (minimum third class); Ordinary Degree (minimum pass). Graduates must satisfy the GCSE Mathematics and Science requirements as above.

    (ix) Open University Credit
    A minimum of 120 OU Credits. Must satisfy the GCSE Mathematics and Science requirements as above.

    1. Applicants who satisfy the academic requirements or will be able to do so by 31 August 2022 will be shortlisted for interview.

    2. Interviews normally take place during February and March and will be conducted via an online interviewing platform called Sonru. More detail can be found on the School’s website.

    3. Offers are made on the basis of ranked interview scores are subject to satisfactory Occupational Health Assessment and Criminal Record check(s), in addition to any academic requirements. More detail can be found on the School's website.

    English Language Requirements
    An IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in the Reading, Listening and Speaking components and 6.5 in Writing; or an equivalent acceptable qualification, details of which are available at: http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

    If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

    Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
    Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.
    International Students - Foundation and International Year One Programmes
    INTO Queen's offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare international students for undergraduate study at Queen's University. You will learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre on campus, and will have full access to the University's world-class facilities.

    These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry.

    Foundation
    The INTO progression course suited to this programme is
    http://www.intostudy.com/en-gb/universities/queens-university-belfast/courses/international-foundation-in-engineering-and-science.

    Course duration: 3 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  •  University of Limerick, Limerick  
    Course duration: 4 years
  •  University College Dublin, Dublin  
    Duration: 4 Years




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