Midwifery B720

Swansea University

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  • Miscellaneous AwardFull-time3 years
Course Information
The School of Health Science was rated by the Guardian in 2003 as the best department in Wales for Midwifery and Nursing education, and 3rd in the UK.

It offers a three year full-time pre-registration midwifery degree for school/college leavers and mature entrants (over 21 years) who want to become midwives.

The parents of the future need midwifery care which is responsive to individual needs and wishes. The programmes offered at Swansea equip students with the knowledge, skills and problem solving ability to effectively care for women and families in childbirth.

Course Outline

This pre-registration, modular course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skill and problem solving ability to care for women and families in childbirth in the 21st century.

The course promotes midwifery as an independant, autonomous and accountable profession. It also develops the students' creativity and originally of expression, and their ability to analyse and make use of research. The outcome is a midwifery profession. He/she will be a competent independant practitioner of midwifery who will be self-directing, adaptable and capable of logical problem solving.


Marian McIvor, Lecturer
Tel: +44 (0)1792 518589

School of Health Science Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1792 518531

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All course fees are paid for by the NHS in Wales. In addition, a bursary to cover living expenses is available to all students who take the pre-registration Degree in Midwifery.

Non-means tested bursary rates as from September 2004:

£5,695 per year for those under 26 years of age
£6,361 per year for those over 26 years of age

To qualify for this financial support applicants must comply with the following:

  • Have been resident in the UK throughout the 3 years preceding the 1st day of the academic year of the course, other than for the purpose of receiving full time education.

  • Have settled status in the UK within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971, on the 1st academic year of the course

  • Be ordinarily resident in the UK on the 1st day of the 1st academic year of the course.

Entry Requirements

Under 21s need English or Welsh Language and a science at GCSE grade C or above, as well as three A levels at grade C or above (2 A/S Levels = 1 A Level), or a score of 240 tariff points on the Curriculum of 2000 (or the equivalent). All students must be able to demonstrate key skills and numeracy.

Over 21s are required to have achieved the above, to have graduated at degree level and/or to be able to demonstrate academic study within the last three to five years. Alternatively, they are required to have completed an Access to Higher Education programme, preferably in Health or Nursing. This programme must include a minimum standard of GCSE English or Welsh and science if not previously achieved.

Unfortunately, due to the competition for a small number of places, we cannot consider applications for deferred entry.

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