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Bachelor of Midwifery (with Honours) - BMid (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

5%

Subjects
  • Nursing
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.6k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
B,B,B

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

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

International Baccalaureate
32

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

5%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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/

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

Swansea University

Singleton Campus

Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

89%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Staff value students' opinions

86%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
90% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
39% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
351 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21.6k LOW
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals

89%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
19,890 nursing qualifications were awarded in 2015, making it much the most popular degree in the country. Despite that, we have a serious shortage of nurses - estimates suggest that we're over 20,000 nurses short - that is only set to continue. So it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same — they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management, and with nurses in such demand, there are always going to be options for you. Do be aware that even this doesn't necessarily guarantee you can get the exact nursing job you want exactly where you want though - some flexibility in type of job and location will still help your career.
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