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Swansea University

Midwifery

UCAS Code: B720

Bachelor of Midwifery (with Honours) - BMid (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Other qualifications; eg BTEC distinction, or A levels, may be accepted in lieu of a shortfall in the Access award.

Welsh Bac pass plus BB at A2 level

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

A combination of BTEC Distinction and grade B A levels may be accepted.

UCAS Tariff

120

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8%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

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 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/

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 methods

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

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

Health

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
high
Midwifery

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C
351

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
9%
Welfare professionals
4%
Legal professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Subjects allied to medicine

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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