Midwifery (BMid)

the United Kingdom

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The award
BMid

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Midwifery at Cardiff University

Ranked 1st in the UK

By The Complete University Guide 2021.

Professionally accredited

Our programme is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

A WHO Collaborative Centre

Our School is the only Collaborating Centre for Midwifery Development with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the European region.

A range of placements

Placements across Wales ensure a range of clinical experiences, as well as opportunities to work or volunteer abroad.

Do you want to make a difference, not just a choice?

Our midwifery programme is an innovative, popular and rewarding career. Our programme provides you with the skills and knowledge to become a registered midwife after 3 years and offering you the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives; a value that few other professions can offer.

The role midwives play in preparing women for the delivery of new life makes them a vital presence during all stages of pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period. You'll be the expert on childbirth and so your responsibilities are diverse.?As a qualified midwife you'll provide full antenatal care, identify, refer and co-ordinate the care for women with high-risk pregnancies, monitor all women and support them during labour and teach new mothers how to feed and care for their babies. You will be working with women from a variety of backgrounds so you will need to be confident enough to communicate and support different people in a variety of situations.

With 100% of our students satisfied with our course (UNISTATS) you will gain a comprehensive understanding in a supportive environment around both the science and art of midwifery. The science of midwifery includes biological principles, research, methods of inquiry, decision making, assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care. Whilst the art of midwifery focuses on communication and the approach to delivering care, encompassing genuine caring, respect, sensitivity, and valuing the uniqueness of individuals in a culturally diverse society. This will enable you to deliver high quality midwifery care in a rapidly changing environment.

You will be taught by motivated and knowledgeable lecturers in the field of midwifery who are influencing healthcare across Wales and beyond through engagement and research. This is demonstrated by our University being part of the only Collaborating Centre for the World Health Organisation in Europe focused exclusively on midwifery development.

You will specialise in midwifery from the start of the course and you will practice your skills in our clinical simulation suite which enables you to learn in a realistic midwifery ward with simulated mother and baby. These lifelike simulations mean you can safely practice and develop essential skills, developing your confidence and expertise before going out into placement.

You will spend approximately 50% of your time on placement. We have close working relationships with two large service providers in South Wales and so your learning will take place both in hospitals and in the community in a range of environments, enhancing experience in caring for women from a variety of cultures with differing needs. You will benefit from placements supported by experienced midwife educators to help you in becoming the best midwife you can be. During your first year you will participate in the care of women in low risk environments such as community teams and midwifery led birth units. In your second year, the emphasis will move to high risk and complex care needs of mother and baby and placements will in the main be in obstetric led units. You will also experience placements in accident and emergency department, gynaecological wards and neonatal units. There is also an opportunity for you to undertake a placement learning opportunity in a different environment, either within the UK or overseas.

This degree?will lead to eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Midwife. On qualification, you can work in a range of healthcare settings, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Above all else, we strive to ensure that our graduates are ready for the next step in their career and the many opportunities that await them. That's why 100% of our midwifery students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (UNISTATS).

International Students

We regret that this course is unable to accept applications from international fee-status applicants.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBMidHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Entry requirements

A Levels

ABB-BBB

Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

English requirements

Grade B or grade 6 in GCSE English Language.

At least 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 7.0 in all other subskills.

At least 100 with a minimum of 22 in writing and 24 in all other subskills.

At least 70 overall with a minimum of 69 in writing and a minimum of 76 in all other communicative skills.

III: at least a Merit in all components.

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

What students think about Cardiff University

    Zoe, Biosciences, UK, 2021

    Testimonial from Zoe, Biosciences, UK, 2021, student at Cardiff University

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