The BSc Midwifery will enable graduates to pursue a career in this sector although some diversity into the fields of public health, sexual or family health. In partnership with women, midwives promote and maintain health and prevent ill health in the mother and baby by means of empowerment, informed choice and health education. Guest speakers form part of the programme and students have benefitted from lectures by Maureen McSherry, Consultant Midwife, NHS Lanarkshire; Joanna Greenock, NES Project Midwife, Compassionate Connections; and Dr Mary Rose Davie, NES Project Manager on the history of midwifery. Career prospects Graduates can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Registered Midwife. You can work as a Registered Midwife within a hospital or community setting in the UK or in EU countries. Job opportunities are excellent and starting salaries attractive. Most graduates work in midwifery although some diversify into the fields of public health, sexual health and family health. Placement/Work-based learning The programme is 50% work-based experience, which is assessed and has academic credit. You will develop your skills in clinical practice by working as part of a multi-disciplinary team within large and small hospitals in urban and rural locations. Clinical placements are located in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; Highland; Lanarkshire; Dumfries and Galloway; and Ayrshire and Arran Health Board areas. Study abroad You may study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations. Professional recognition The programme carries UNICEF’s UK Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation for ensuring midwifery students are equipped with knowledge and skills to advise breastfeeding mothers.