Cardiff University

Midwifery Cardiff University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

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This course provides you with a carefully designed combination of theoretical study and practical experience, equipping you with all the skills and abilities you need to confidently work as a compassionate midwife.

A demanding profession with much responsibility, midwifery is an extremely popular career choice that provides diverse and rewarding opportunities. We will encourage you to develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills essential for midwifery professionals working in a constantly evolving area of healthcare.

Our innovative degree will support you in making a significant contribution to the health of women, their babies and their families. Midwifery is about caring and this intrinsic belief is inherent in the way in which midwifery is taught and practised. Caring is based on humanistic principles and a belief system that respects the wishes of women and their families. It includes recognition of the emotional and spiritual needs of women and families, as well as the physical, social and psychological nature of childbearing.

This is reflected in the philosophy adopted for midwifery, which serves to integrate both the art and science of the profession. The science of midwifery includes biological principles, research, methods of inquiry, decision making, assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care. Whilst the art of midwifery focuses on communication and the approach to delivering care, encompassing genuine caring, respect, sensitivity, and valuing the uniqueness of individuals in a culturally diverse society. As a student on the programme, you will gain a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of both the science and art of midwifery.

This degree will enable students to gain a Bachelor level Midwifery qualification and registration as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Students completing this programme will, through the provision of high quality educational experience, meet NMC requirements (NMC 2009) to realise their potential as autonomous, accountable professionals who provide safe and effective care for child bearing women and their babies.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: We regret that this course is unable to accept applications from international fee-status applicants because of its association with the National Health Service (NHS) and the restrictions on funding and clinical placements.

How to apply

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code B720
Institution code C15
Campus name Main Site - Cardiff
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB For applicants taking Science A-Levels with an English exam board, a pass in the separate practical element will be required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Please contact Cardiff University.
Extended Project A For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB Excluding general studies and critical thinking.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

A full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary for living costs, is available for this programme. Further details are available on our NHS funding pages: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/nhs-funding.

Sponsorship information

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

Provider information

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Cardiff University
PO Box 921
Cardiff
CF10 3XQ


Clearing contact details

Admissions

0333 241 2800


Course contact details

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Admissions Team

029 2087 9999