Midwifery at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

Our three-year degree course in Midwifery will help you develop the clinical and interpersonal expertise to ensure a woman’s physical and emotional well-being during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. You will learn to analyse, evaluate, and critique research studies to support reflective and evidence-based study and practice. Half of your teaching takes place in the university on our Singleton Park campus and the other half in practice placements, working with midwives in community-based teams, midwifery-led birth centres and hospital maternity units. We have excellent links with Welsh health boards, so you will have access to a wide range of placement settings across south west Wales, with the nearest maternity hospital right next-door to our Singleton Park campus on the edge of the beautiful Gower Peninsula. We have an outstanding reputation with our Midwifery degree being ranked 9th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2022). You will also join a university that is: • 15th in the UK for Course Satisfaction - Guardian University Guide 2023 • 12th in the UK for Student Satisfaction – NSS 2021 • UK Top 25 University - Guardian University Guide 2022 to "We have an outstanding reputation with our Midwifery degree ranking 5th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2024). You will also be joining a Top 25 UK University (Guardian University Guide 2024) Many of our academic staff are registered midwives and active in practice and research, providing an exceptional combination of theoretical rigour, professional insight, and practical expertise. Our excellent facilities include a realistic clinical suite so you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice in an environment that reflects as closely as possible the actual conditions that you will experience when you go on placement in a hospital or community setting. On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for Registered Midwife status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to register as a midwife for work in EU and EEA.


Year 1 • Pregnancy and the Professional Midwife • The Journey to Birth • Building the Foundations for my Midwifery Practice • Beyond Birth: the transition to parenthood Year 2 • Additional Care for Women with Complex Needs • Developing My Midwifery Practice • Parenting and Neonatal Care: supporting additional needs Year 3 • The Third Stage: Managing Clinical Complications and Becoming a Colleague and Scholar • Consolidating My Midwifery Practice • Becoming a Midwife - the final push

Assessment method

We use a variety of methods to assess your learning across all midwifery modules including coursework essays, written exams, drug calculation exams, multiple-choice question exams, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE practical) exams, practice portfolio and poster presentations.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is open to UK applicants only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A minimum of five grade A-C GCSE passes including Welsh/English language, Maths and a Physical Science or Double Award Science are required. In certain circumstances Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number will be accepted in lieu of GCSE Mathematics and Key Skills Level 2 in Communication will be accepted in lieu of GCSE Welsh/English Language, if undertaken since September 2015. If you are offered a place you will need a satisfactory character reference, an Occupational Health Check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check or approved equivalent.

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


If your application is successful, you will be offered an interview.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

For the latest fee information, please check the individual course page on our website. Our full range of programmes are listed here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/ Further information on tuition fees can be found here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/

Sponsorship information

If you can commit to working in Wales for two years after graduating, you could get your tuition fees covered in full through the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, as well as maintenance funding and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance.

Midwifery at Swansea University - UCAS