Nursing - Midwifery

University College Cork


Course Name Nursing - Midwifery
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK740
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Maths and a Lab Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Science).

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Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
Mature Applicants Approx. Mature Intake 4
Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
On completion of the BSc Midwifery, you will be recommended to NMBI for registration as a Registered Midwife (NFQ Level 8).

The course is designed to meet all the requirements and standards for Midwifery Education (ABA 2005). A bro...

Subjects Taught

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Pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal care and the newborn
Midwives and professional practice writing skills
Introduction to evidenced based practice
Databases, library skills
Infection control
Introduction to care of women with m...

Modules Link Web Page - Click Here
Assessment Method Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays, projects, seminar presentations, assessment of clinical skills and learning, in-class tests, self and peer assessment. You will be assessed by registered midwives while on clinical placements.
Careers or Further Progression

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The course aims to provide you with good midwifery practice sound clinical skills necessary for starting your professional career as a Registered Midwife. These skills will be further developed through clinical experie...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr Geraldine McLoughlin, BSc (Hons) Midwifery Coordinator
+353 (0)21 490 1463

Gemma McCarthy, Executive Assistant for First Year Nursing & Midwifery Students
+353 (0)21 490 1521
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 509 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2020 484
2019 454