Swansea University

251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Midwifery

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 programme 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 programme. 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. We also offer a BSc in Contraception and Sexual Health Practice. "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 2016. (Unistats 2016) AVERAGE EARNINGS: Midwifery graduates can apply for Band 5 employment in the NHS with a starting salary of about £21,000. 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 comprised 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. Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories:- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Midwifery (with Honours) - BMid (Hon)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,Swansea