OVERVIEW UWS's BSc Midwifery will prepare for a rewarding career as a professional midwife, providing you with the knowledge, skills, practical experience and confidence to become a professional midwife. As teaching on this degree is 50% work-based learning, you’ll be able to put the theory you learn in the classroom into practice in real-life clinical environments. Our BSc Midwifery offers you the chance to join the profession as an accountable and lead practitioner working with and supporting women throughout their pregnancy and childbirth experience. PRACTICAL FOCUS Work-based learning makes up 50% of the BSc Midwifery and you will spend time on placement with our local healthcare partners: // NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde // NHS Highland // NHS Lanarkshire // NHS Dumfries // NHS Ayrshire & Arran In addition, UWS’s Lanarkshire Campus is equipped with state-of-the-art midwifery skills and simulation facilities, including a birthing room with a maternal simulator. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION Upon graduation, you’ll achieve registration as a Registered Midwife with the UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). CAREER PROSPECTS Jobs This degree will prepare you for a successful career in Midwifery. Most graduates use their registration to become professional midwives or to move into wider fields of public, sexual and family health. Further Study Many of our graduates complete further study to enhance their career opportunities or improve their practice through taught postgraduate-level awards such as PG Cert, PG Diploma, MSc in health-related subjects. Some then progress from postgraduate taught studies to undertake programmes of research for the degrees of MRes, and even DProf and PhD.
In Year 1 you will receive a broad introduction to midwifery, learn about health and public health concepts, transition to parenthood and the role of the professional midwife. You will develop knowledge and clinical practice through modules which include anatomy and physiology, professional midwifery and essential midwifery practice in addition to clinical placements across a range of maternity services. In Year 2 you will study complex midwifery and develop knowledge and understanding related to medical, obstetric and social factors which influence midwifery care. You will also study newborn care and the newborn infant physical examination . Modules include complex midwifery, complex care in practice and perinatal mental health. Practice placements include women’s health and neonatal areas. In Year 3 you will continue to develop your midwifery knowledge, decision-making and practical skills. You will also develop and demonstrate the professional standards required for registration as a Registered Midwife. You will study modules including: preparation for registered practice, global midwifery and meeting family and lifestyle needs. As well as spending time on placement you will undertake an independent research project on a related topic of your choice.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical workshops using simulation in our skills laboratories. There will also be group work, literature reports and research projects in order to ensure our degrees provide a strong set of additional skills, such as presentational and communicative skills. Our Midwifery degree uses a variety of assessment methods. The below list provides a guide to the types of assessment methods you can expect: // Written and online class tests // Oral presentations // Written reports // Coursework // Academic posters // Practical examinations (OSCEs)
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Lanarkshire Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level in accordance with guidelines from the UK's Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). These are shown below.
Standard Qualification Requirements
Year 1 SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Any subject considered however Care & Administrative Practice preferred plus Higher English and Mathematics at National 5 / Intermediate 2 / Standard Grade Credit Level.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||IELTS 7.0 with no less than 7.0 in Reading, Listening and Speaking components and 6.5 in the Writing component|
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. However, for Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) (eg. BSc Adult Nursing, MSc Adult Nursing, BSc Mental Health Nursing, MSc Mental Health Nursing, BSc Midwifery and MSc Midwifery), applicants are require to have a higher English language ability than the majority of other courses at UWS; this requirement is governed and controlled by the NMC. The reason for this is that it’s essential that you are able to read, speak and understand the English language to get the most out of your time at UWS and in placements. All international applicants are required to meet minimum English language standards, with the exception of: // Native speakers of English // Erasmus students (unless advised otherwise) // non-Erasmus students from EU partner institutions (your institution must provide confirmation of your English language ability in the absence of a formal qualification) The qualifications above must have been gained within two years prior to the start of your course at UWS.
UWS's English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Two new scholarships are available for application for eligible students on this degree. // The Men into Nursing Bursary will see one male nursing student being awarded £5,000 annually to support the student experience in the first the first two years of undergraduate study on our BSc Adult Nursing, BSc Mental Health Nursing or BSc Midwifery degrees. // The Myra McMurdo Nursing Bursary will see £750 being awarded to seven students, who have received a conditional place on our BSc Adult Nursing, BSc Mental Health Nursing or BSc Midwifery degrees. These will be delivered on an annual basis and will support them through their nursing placements. Visit UWS course entry for more informaiton on both bursaries.