School of Health Sciences
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Selection process for BSc Midwifery

We are a popular university and competition for places is very strong. It is therefore vital that you complete your application accurately.

We are looking for you to demonstrate:

  • your academic achievements that will meet our entry requirements
  • a supportive academic reference, an employment reference (if relevant), and evidence of good character
  • the ability to communicate effectively, including social and interpersonal skills
  • a caring and committed attitude
  • why you want to become a midwife 
  • an understanding of the demands and requirements of a midwifery course
  • a commitment to a career in midwifery
  • transferable skills gained from work, voluntary or other experiences
  • how your achievements will help prepare you for a career in midwifery

For 2023 entry, the interviews for BSc Midwifery will takie place online using Microsoft Teams over a period of four weeks in January and February. 

If you are successful in being selected for interview you will receive and invitation and be asked to book a slot. You will be interviewed by two people, including academics and clinical midwives. The interview will still aim to assess the areas it usually does. If you have any questions or need further information about the interviews for 2023, please get in touch with our support hub.

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.

Processing your UCAS application

When we receive your application, we'll look for evidence of the above.

If you are unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage you will be informed of this. Please note we are unable to provide any further feedback at this stage due to the volume of applications received.


All offers for the midwifery course are subject to:

  • meeting the minimum academic requirements
  • health screening
  • Disclosure and Barring screening

In accordance with the University's policy relating to equal opportunities, there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, colour, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, socio-economic background and religious belief.



You will be invited to an individual, online interview with two interviewers. The interview will last approximately 25 to 30 minutes during which you will be asked a small number of fixed questions. Your responses will be marked against a fixed criteria that allows for consistent results across all interviews. 

Successful candidates should be motivated and well-rounded people with integrity and stamina, and are expected to show:

  • potential for academic success and becoming a midwife
  • an understanding of the role of the midwife 
  • commitment to a career in midwifery

School of Health Sciences

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559