School of Health Sciences
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Information for Midwifery Applicants

Applications must be submitted through UCAS. Offers will only be made after a successful interview.

You must meet the minimum entry requirements and demonstrate why you want to study midwifery in your personal statement.

Top tips

  • Plan and complete your application accurately and in good time. You may need a number of revisions before it is suitable for submission. 
  • Spend time refining your personal statement to make the most of selling yourself to us. 
  • Make sure you have done your homework on midwifery - if you know anyone who is a midwife, ask them about their role and what parts of their job bring particular challenges and rewards. 

Personal statement

Your personal statement is your main opportunity for you to tell us about yourself. Do try to sell yourself, but do not make things up or exaggerate. Here are our useful tips:

  • make sure you gave a good understanding of the role of the professional midwife
  • explain why you have chosen the course and what skills and qualities you can bring to the profession
  • tell us about your work experience and what transferable skills you have that you can apply to midwifery situations
  • demonstrate how you have developed your team member skills and communication skills. Identify how these will assist you both as a student and as a midwife

Work experience 

You should consider work experience or extracurricular activities to boost your application. This can include experience in the caring environment or other environments, such as working in a cafe. You need to identify any skills that you have gained from this experience and reflect these in your personal statement and interview.  

From 15 March 2022, the UK government revoked the requirement for students engaged in patient-facing health or social care settings to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This means that while we still encourage all eligible students to become fully vaccinated, there will be no impediment to you starting your course, regardless of your Covid-19 vaccination status.

The application process web page provides further information that relates to any course offered at the University of Nottingham. 

Additional guidance

 Your application will not be processed if

  • your form has any mistakes/errors or gross inaccuracies 
  • there is little or no supportive information 
  • there is an unsatisfactory/unsupportive reference 
  • you are not studying for, or likely to achieve, the minimum entry requirements 
  • you have been withdrawn/discontinued from a nursing/midwifery course due to academic failure or terminated due to fitness to practice issues
  • your application is plagiarised/or the exact same as another applicant


Record all of the details of your qualifications as listed on the certificates including grades and level studied. This also includes any fail grades. Any particular element/component of a qualification may also be mentioned in your personal statement if it is of particular relevance to the course. 


Make sure you give the full address of any school, college, university, employer and referee so we can easily trace these. Remember that references cannot be supplied from family and friends. Make sure you discuss your application with your referees so they really understand why you want to be a midwife and your commitment to this career. 

Mature students

Applications from mature candidates are very welcome. There is no upper age limit.

Access courses to higher education prior to 2009 do not convert into the credits required to meet minimum entry criteria for our course, so unfortunately they cannot be accepted. More information for mature students at the University of Nottingham.

Previous applicants

You are welcome to submit an application, even if you have previously applied to study midwifery at the University of Nottingham. Applicants who have been unsuccessful in a midwifery interview with us previously should contact us before submitting a second application for further advice.



School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559