Swansea University

Midwifery Swansea University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Students of BMid (Hons) Midwifery at Swansea University graduate as highly skilled professionals with the clinical expertise and interpersonal skills to ensure a woman’s physical and emotional well-being during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. The degree is designed to build upon student midwives’ strengths so they become professional and motivated practitioners.

Student midwives will develop a heightened level of self-awareness and sensitivity towards women and families throughout the degree. The Midwifery and Reproductive Health team offers a broad range of experience and subject interest. In partnership with other disciplines our well established research culture supports evidence based practice.

The course develops creativity and originality of expression and the ability to analyse and make use of research. Students are also taught how to evaluate and critique research studies, so they become thoughtful and critical users of research in practice.

The learning environment is supportive but the student is expected to take responsibility for her or his personal and professional development. Graduates should become life-long learners; confident, competent and accountable for their own practice as a midwife, meeting the challenges of contemporary practice.

Many team members are engaged in research and pass their learning on to students, opportunities exist at the College of Human and Health Sciences for qualified midwives to further develop skills in relation to practice, management, research and education.

Many past students have returned to take postgraduate degrees including MSc Healthcare Management and other relevant practice based learning subjects.

NO TUITION FEES to pay for UK and EU students who meet residency criteria

EMPLOYABILITY: 100% of Student Midwives from Swansea University were employed in graduate level jobs within six months of graduating in 2017. (Unistats 2017)

AVERAGE EARNINGS: Midwifery graduates can apply for Band 5 employment in the NHS with a starting salary of around 22,128. This rises to £34,000 for a highly-experienced midwife.

ACCREDITATION: The course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for Registered Midwife status and start practising.

  • Midwifery is a very responsible career, but it has incredible rewards in return for the dedication required. A career in Midwifery is ideal if you wish to care for women and their families throughout their pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period, in community and hospital settings.

  • Small student cohorts allow for a personal learning experience. The degree is made up of of blocks of study and practice and teaching will take place through lectures and seminars, discussion groups, role play and simulation exercises.

  • We have a large number of clinical practice rooms, creating an authentic clinical environment. Equipped with latest technology and equipment, each room offers a unique environment that replicates a wide range of realistic clinical settings.

  • You will work on placements throughout South West Wales in community-based teams, midwifery-led birth centres and hospital maternity units.

  • You will graduate as a highly skilled professional with the clinical expertise and interpersonal skills to ensure a woman’s physical and emotional well-being during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. The programme is designed to build upon student midwives’ strengths so they become professional and motivated practitioners.

The course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for Registered Midwife status and start practising.

Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories:- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

Course details

Modules

Year 1 compulsory:
Manual Handling 1
Violence & Aggression Passport 1
Introduction to the Profession of Midwifery
Bioscience for Midwifery
Health in Childbearing
Study Skills for Midwifery
Foundations for Midwifery Practice

Year 2 compulsory:
Manual Handling 2
Violence & Aggression Passport 2
Psychosocial Context of Childbearing
Challenges in Childbearing
Complicated Childbearing
Developing Midwifery Practice

Year 3 compulsory:
Manual Handling 3
Evidence Based Midwifery
Management in Midwifery
Optimising Midwifery Practice
Effective Midwifery Practice

Assessment method

Students are assessed through written assignments, examinations, and practical assessment or Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Assessment in clinical practice is made through a clinical portfolio and grading of practice


How to apply

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B720
Institution code S93
Campus name Singleton Park Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately this course is not currently available to international students.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD A combination of BTEC Distinction and grade B A levels may be accepted.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Other qualifications; eg BTEC distinction, or A levels, may be accepted in lieu of a shortfall in the Access award.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Welsh Bac pass plus BB at A2 level

5 GCSE’s at grade C or above inc Maths, English/Welsh, traditional science (Biology,/Physics/Chemistry) or Double science CC.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Audition


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package for health related courses offered through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements.

Provider information

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Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP


Course contact details

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Swansea University Admissions Office

01792 295111


The Admissions Office, Swansea University

01792 295111

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