Midwifery (BMid (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
BMid (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

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About Midwifery at Swansea University

Course Overview

NO TUITION FEES: UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package for health related courses offered through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements.

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 £22,128. This rises to £34,000 for a highly-experienced midwife.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum BBB at A2 level plus at least 5 A-C GCSE passes including Welsh/English Language, Maths and Double Science or a Single Physical Science such as Biology.

ACCREDITATION: The course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for Registered Midwife status and start practising.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Unfortunately this course is not currently available to international students.

Key features

  • The university moved up 20 places from 33 to 13th for Nursing in the National Student Survey 2014. It is ranked top in Wales.
  • Ranked Top 20 in the UK for Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • 96% of students say that overall, they are satisfied with the quality of the course (Unistats 2016)
  • 100% of Midwifery graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)
  • Independent Complete University Guide 2017 - ranked 32nd out of 72
  • Many academic staff are also Registered Midwives still working in practice
  • Small student cohorts allow for a personal learning experience
  • Half the time on the course is spent at University, half in practice placements in a wide range of settings across south west Wales.
  • Students work with midwives in community-based teams, midwifery-led birth centres and hospital maternity units The nearest maternity hospital is next-door to the Campus
  • The clinical practice suite allows students to gain confidence and experience in a realistic environment before they move on to work placements.
  • Read more about College of Human and Health Sciences facilities.

Some modules are available to study through the medium of Welsh. Please contact Rachel Williams for further information.

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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.


Find out more about research at the College of Human and Health Sciences 

The University's Academic Success Programme offers complementary study skills courses to help students maximise their potential.



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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BMid (Hons) Full-time WEDS N/A

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE's at grade C or above inc Maths, English/Welsh, traditional science (Biology/Physics/Chemistry) or Double science CC
  • A-Levels/Welsh Baccalaureate*: BBB
  • All BTEC qualifications at Distinction
  • International Baccalaureate: 32
  • A combination of BTEC Distinction and grade B A levels may be accepted
  • A degree will be accepted instead of A levels
  • An Access course - 30 Distinctions and 15 merits. (Other qualifications; eg BTEC distinction, or A levels, may be accepted in lieu of a shortfall in the Access award)  
  • HE Cert in maternity care
  • If your first language is not English then you need an IELTS score of 7 (with a minimum of 7 in each component)
  • Candidates will be expected to participate in group discussions and team work during interviews. Here are more details about the interview process.

Any offer of a place will also require:

  • A satisfactory character reference
  • An Occupational Health check.

Applicants should also familiarise themselves with the NHS Wales Values and Standards of Behaviour.

International Students - Unfortunately this course is not currently available to international students. Please click here to find out about other opportunities for International Students at Swansea  

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