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During this (Hons) Midwifery - 20 month programme course at Swansea University 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 course has been designed to build upon your strengths as a student midwife so you become a professional and motivated practitioner.

You 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. You are also taught how to evaluate and critique research studies, so they become thoughtful and critical users of research in practice.

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.


On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for Registered Midwife status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to register as a midwife for work in EU and EEA.

Job prospects are excellent, with 100 per cent of our Midwifery graduates employed in a professional or managerial job within six months (DLHE)

The Midwifery qualification is highly valued internationally, giving you the potential to develop your career abroad in countries including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

As your career progresses, you could have opportunities to move into specialist roles in areas such as teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, breast feeding, sexual health, high risk care, antenatal education, antenatal screening, and homebirth. You could also become involved in education, research, or management roles.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 20 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Study Skills for Midwifery
  • Complex and Urgent Maternity Care
  • Professional Midwifery Practice
  • Complex Needs in Pregnancy
  • Competent Midwifery Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate - applicants will be able to meet our requirements from three A-levels or two A-levels and the Skills Challenge Certificate.
  • Extended Project Qualification - applicants predicted grade B or above in EPQ will receive an offer with a one-grade reduction.  e.g., an offer of AAB would become ABB plus EPQ B.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 GBP per year and a duration of 20 months.
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  • If you are funded by the NHS (WEDS) your fees will be covered in full. 

Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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