• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

During this (Hons) Midwifery course at Swansea University you will develop the clinical and interpersonal expertise to ensure a woman’s physical and emotional well-being during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.

You will also learn to analyse, evaluate, and critique research studies to support reflective and evidence-based study and practice.

Half of your teaching takes place in the university and the other half in practice placements, working with midwives in community-based teams, midwifery-led birth centres and hospital maternity units. 

There are also unique opportunities for you to gain experience in antenatal education, post-natal and breastfeeding support by taking part in activities offered through our on campus Health and Wellbeing Academy.

Career

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 2018)

Our 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, breastfeeding, sexual health, high-risk care, antenatal education, antenatal screening, and homebirth. You could also become involved in education, research, or management roles.

You can expect a starting salary of around £24,214 rising to £43,772 for a highly experienced midwife.

Accreditation

Accredited by Nursing and Midwifery Council

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Manual Handling 
  • Violence & Aggression Passport 
  • Bioscience for Midwifery
  • Midwifery and Public Health
  • Study Skills for Midwifery
  • Building the Foundations for My Midwifery Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6

    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

  • Typical A-level/Welsh Baccalaureate Offer: BBB
  • Typical Access to HE Offer: 30 Distinctions, 15 Merits
  • Typical BTEC Offer: DDD. A combination of BTEC Distinction and grade B A levels may be accepted.
  • International Baccalaureate: 32 points
  • HE Cert in Maternity Care: GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of five passes at Grade A*- C/9-4 including Welsh or English Language, Mathematics and Double Science (or a traditional science subject such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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