Midwifery at University of West London - UCAS

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Course summary

This pre-registration Masters in midwifery has been developed to equip you, the next generation of midwives, with the knowledge, skills and values to deliver world-class, evidence-based care for women, babies and their families. Designed for graduates., the course will provide you with the skills to become a midwife who can practise in a variety of settings and provide safe and effective care across the maternity continuum. You will learn through a combination of classroom, online and simulation-based activities, and hands-on experience in clinical placements in a variety of NHS Trust maternity units. At the end of the course, you will be awarded a Masters in Midwifery and be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Midwife. This course has been developed against the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of Proficiency for Midwives (2019). As a mark of our professional excellence, UWL hold the prestigious Gold Award accreditation by UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Initiative.


The duration of the course is three years and has been developed with input from students, service users and our NHS partners to provide you with the academic and professional qualifications you need to be eligible to register with the NMC as a midwife. You will be studying alongside students on the BMidwifery (Hons) course, albeit studying at a higher academic level. Throughout the course, there is a strong emphasis on childbirth as a normal physiological process and you will gain a sound understanding of the role of the midwife and the foundations of midwifery care. As you progress through the course, you will develop and apply your knowledge to a variety of contexts. You will learn:

  • to become a kind, caring and compassionate midwife who can take the lead in providing women with the best care possible in a - safe, supportive environment
  • how to recognise and manage a range of complex and emergency situations
  • how to engage with current research and apply evidence to your practice
  • to work as a professional, both on your own and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
You will be encouraged to work independently as well as with peers and colleagues to develop team-working, negotiation, communication and organisational skills. You will spend an equal amount of time in blocks of theory and clinical practice. The theoretical element of the course comprises of an exciting range of teaching and learning approaches
  • including online and face-to-face lectures
  • group tutorials
  • one to one learning opportunities
  • classroom activities
  • practical skills
  • simulation-based learning
  • online
  • guided independent study
The University's new learning platform, UWLFlex, has been developed to provide you with a personalised and supported learning experience. You will also keep an online portfolio to record and track your progress throughout the course. Student support is very important to us and we will ensure the right conditions are in place to meet your learning needs, including access to high-quality learning materials and resources. Midwifery course placement partners The NMC requires students to have a minimum of 2,300 hours of practice experience over the 3 years to be eligible to register as a midwife. At UWL, students have 22 planned practice placement weeks each year to meet this requirement. You will be placed with one of our partner NHS Trusts for practice placements, but also be required to gain experience across different NHS Trusts/organisations during the 3 years of the course. Your placements will be based upon available placement capacity within each organisation. Therefore, before you start the course, it is important to consider the practicalities of travelling to any one of our placement partners. You will be notified of your practice placements at the beginning of the course. Whilst on placement, you will be fully supported by link lecturers from the university and clinical placement facilitators at the maternity unit you are placed in. You will follow the shift patterns of the midwives you work with.

Entry requirements

- a First degree at lower second class or above (health and science-related subjects preferred) - PLUS 5 GCSEs including Mathematics, English and a Science subject at Grade 9-4 (A*-C) OR equivalent i.e. Functional Skills Mathematics and English Level 2. *Candidates with a Level-3 Science-based Access to Higher Education Diploma require Mathematics and English GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C) OR equivalent i.e. Functional Skills Mathematics and English Level 2.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Midwifery at University of West London - UCAS