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City, University of London

UCAS Code: B715 | Bachelor of Midwifery (with Honours) - BMid (Hon)

Entry requirements

A level

A,B,B

Typically ABB or a combination of 'A' levels and other relevant qualifications. In addition to five passes at grade 4 (C) GCSE, including English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:0

Access to HE Diploma in a Nursing, Midwifery, Health, Science, or Social Care subject NOT Nutrition or Paramedic Studies. Full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 30 credits at Distinction. Applicants must also hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above at the point of application to the programme.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

A minimum of 5 in SL Maths and English

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Health and Social Care or Science-related subject. In addition to five passes at grade 4 (C) GCSE, including English and Mathematics.

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Midwifery

City's BMid Midwifery degree prepares students for a rewarding career as a midwife. Students combine theoretical study with clinical experience in a range of settings, working with London’s diverse populations in leading hospitals and community settings.

This course is designed for students looking for a rewarding career supporting women and their families through pregnancy and childbirth. Graduates of this degree are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and will be qualified to practice as a midwife in the UK and overseas (additional qualifications may be required in some countries)

Students benefit from outstanding teaching, facilities and practice placements at London’s leading hospitals and trusts. Teaching is a combination of classroom based theory, simulated practice in our specialist Clinical Skills Centre and clinical placements.

The course is taught by academics who are registered midwives with a diverse range of experience over many specialist areas within the midwifery profession. Many of our academic team are actively involved in research, generating new knowledge which directly affects today’s practice and the curriculum of this course.

Our graduates secure employment with trusts including Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation.

Modules

During this three-year BMid Midwifery degree, you will be supported to develop your autonomy and accountability as a midwife. You will learn the professional knowledge and practical skills to care for women during pregnancy, childbirth and the immediate postnatal period. Practice experience is a vital part of the BMid Midwifery degree and enables you to put theory into practice and use your skills in a variety of real-life contexts. This includes mandatory learning in the workplace, which comprises 50% of your degree on clinical placement. Year 1: Develop skills, professional knowledge and an understanding of the midwife’s role. Put theory into practice with clinical placements in hospital, midwifery-led units, and women’s homes. Core modules: - The midwife as scientist 1: General principles of anatomy & physiology (15 credits) - The midwife as scholar 1: Finding evidence (15 credits) - The midwife in society 1: What is public health? (15 credits) - The midwife as advocate and ambassador 1: Introducing professional issues (30 credits) - The midwife as skilled practitioner 1: Beginning principles & practice (45 credits) Year 2 Build upon previous knowledge and experience, and deepen the understanding of midwifery studying complex pregnancy and birth and working in partnership with women and multidisciplinary teams. Core modules: - The midwife as scientist 2: Anatomy & physiology for maternal health (15 credits) - The midwife as scholar 2: Critiquing evidence (15 credits) - The midwife in society 2: Public health role of the midwife (15 credits) - The midwife as advocate and ambassador 2: Developing professional issues (30 credits) - The midwife as skilled practitioner 2: Developing principles & practice (45 credits) Year 3: Consolidate your skills and knowledge and develop your confidence to work independently as you prepare for professional practice. Core modules: - The midwife as scientist 3: Anatomy & physiology for neonatal health (15 credits) - The midwife as scholar 3: Generating evidence (15 credits) - The midwife in society 3: Today’s public health agenda (15 credits) - The midwife as advocate and ambassador 3: Consolidating professional issues (30 credits) - The midwife as skilled practitioner 3: Consolidating principles & practice (45 credits)

Assessment methods

You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices: - Essays - Midwifery Practice Assessment Document - Case studies - Written examinations (short answer questions, multiple choice questions, seen scenario) - Presentations - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) - Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) - Dissertation - Projects - Drug Calculations - Critique of research - On-line quizzes and activities - Self-assessment on-line activities. The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. - Year 1 assessment includes ongoing practical assessment of clinical skills. - Year 2 assessment includes 1 practical exam and ongoing practical assessment of clinical skills. - Year 3 assessment includes 1 practical exam and ongoing practical assessment of clinical skills.

The Uni

Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Department of Midwifery and Radiography

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What students say

We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

44%
Midwifery

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Midwifery

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
72%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
66%
Course specific equipment and facilities
20%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
20%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
A

After graduation

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Midwifery

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Other elementary services occupations
1%
Secretarial and related occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Midwifery

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£34k

£34k

£36k

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£36k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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