When you apply to Brighton we want to hear about who you are. Grades are never the whole picture; we're interested in things like creativity, resourcefulness, persistence and the capacity to think big and find new ways of doing things. And we recognise that not everyone has the same background. That's why we treat everyone who applies as an individual. We recognise many qualifications and we care about all of your achievements and the experiences you've had that set you apart.
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BBB. Must include a science, psychology or sociology at grade B.
DDM in a health or science subject.
30 overall with three subjects at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. Health studies, nursing or science. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at distinction and 21 credits at merit or above.
Merit in the Health, Healthcare Science or Science T-level. Other T-levels are not accepted.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least three GCSEs including maths, English language and science. Students with an Access diploma require maths and English.
If you do not have the required GCSEs find out which equivalent qualifications we accept instead.
English language requirement
IELTS 7.0 overall, with 7.0 in writing – NMC requirement.
We accept a range of other qualifications but they must be equivalent to Level 3 and contain the appropriate amount of science content. The CACHE Diploma, for example, is accepted but only if specific modules are taken which fulfil the science requirements.
For this course which leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a midwife, you must demonstrate the following:
completion of 10 years' general education
evidence of study within the last five years
evidence of commitment to the profession
provision of a personal statement which demonstrates the ability and desire to become a midwife
an academic reference indicating potential to study at degree level and indicating the applicant is of good character
a character reference, which may come from an employer if appropriate, or other appropriate person, indicating good communication skills, caring qualities and a positive attitude
passing of occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
ability to meet travel requirements to attend placements
ability to follow a shift pattern that could cover any part of a 24-hour seven-day cycle.
Successful applicants will be invited to an interview.
COVID-19 vaccine requirement
The COVID-19 vaccination requirement has been removed. Find out more about this decision.
We are not able to accept applications for deferred entry onto this course. If you wish to apply for a later year of entry, we recommend waiting until the admissions cycle for that year opens – this is usually in October of each year.
Men are under-represented in many nursing and allied health professions in the UK. We are committed to helping address the balance and particularly welcome applications from male applicants.
Read our midwifery application and interview tips.