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Midwifery

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Health or science-related courses are desirable.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

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

DDD

A combination of BTEC Distinction and grade B A levels may be accepted.

We welcome applications from Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma students. The requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific graduate for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade.

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Midwifery

Our three-year degree course in Mental Health Nursing will give you the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to provide high-quality, compassionate nursing care for improving mental health and wellbeing. During the course, you will improve the care and treatment of people using mental health services their carers and their families.

You will develop keen interpersonal and communication skills to prepare you for working as part of a team that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, community workers and occupational therapists.

Half of your teaching takes place in the university on our Singleton Park campus and the other half in healthcare settings. We have excellent links with Welsh health boards and many healthcare providers, so you will have access to a wide range of clinical experiences across south west Wales. These could include community health care centres, hospitals and specialist areas in forensic, child and adolescent, drug and alcohol and older persons nursing.

We have an outstanding reputation for nursing at Swansea and are ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for Nursing Graduate Prospects (The Complete University Guide 2022).

You will also join a university that is:

• TEF Gold - A Gold Rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework
• 12th in the UK for Student Satisfaction – NSS 2021
• UK Top 25 University - Guardian University Guide 2022

Our academic staff are qualified nurses, doctors, and allied health professionals, many of whom are also practising clinicians, providing an exceptional combination of theoretical rigour, professional insight, and practical expertise.

Our excellent facilities include a realistic clinical suite so you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice in an environment that reflects as closely as possible the actual conditions that you will experience when you go on placement in a hospital or community setting.

On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Mental Health) status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to register as a nurse for work in EU and EEA.

Modules

Year 1 compulsory:
Manual Handling 1
Violence & Aggression Passport 1
Introduction to the Profession of Midwifery
Bioscience for Midwifery
Health in Childbearing
Study Skills for Midwifery
Foundations for Midwifery Practice

Year 2 compulsory:
Manual Handling 2
Violence & Aggression Passport 2
Psychosocial Context of Childbearing
Challenges in Childbearing
Complicated Childbearing
Developing Midwifery Practice

Year 3 compulsory:
Manual Handling 3
Evidence Based Midwifery
Management in Midwifery
Optimising Midwifery Practice
Effective Midwifery Practice

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through written assignments, examinations, and practical assessment or Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Assessment in clinical practice is made through a clinical portfolio and grading of practice

Extra funding

If you can commit to working in Wales for two years after graduating, you could get your tuition fees covered in full through the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, as well as maintenance funding and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance.

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

Health

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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.

93%
high
Midwifery

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Midwifery

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

88%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
2%
Health professionals
0%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Nursing and 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.

£26k

£26k

£26k

£26k

£27k

£27k

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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