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Information for Midwifery Applicants


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

 Additional places are available to study midwifery with us in January 2020. Apply now through UCAS. Application deadline for January 2020 entry is 30 November 2019.

You must meet the minimum entry requirements as well as demonstrating why you want to study midwifery in your personal statement.

We offer two intakes – January and September entry.* Successful applicants can select their preferred intake at interview, however, this cannot be guaranteed.

*Please note that January 2020 will be the final January intake.


  • 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. Make sure both you and your referees have a good understanding of the course. 

Once submitted your application is given a score for each section completed and those candidates who score above the minimum will be invited to attend a selection event. This will comprise of multiple mini interviews.

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

If you are unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage because you do not meet our entry criteria or your personal statement does not meet the required standard, you will be informed of this. Please note we are unable to provide any further feedback due to the volume of applications received.

Visit our University of Nottingham application process web page for further information about applying for an undergraduate degree with us.

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. 



School of Health Sciences

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559