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Midwifery

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Midwifery

This exciting new degree in midwifery has been developed against the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of Proficiency for Midwives (2019) and has been developed to equip you, as part of the next generation of midwives, with the knowledge, skills and values to deliver world class, evidence-based care for women, babies and their families.

As a mark of our professional excellence, we hold the prestigious Gold Award accreditation by UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Initiative.

This course is offered at both our Brentford site in London and our Reading Campus in Berkshire. As you will spend an equal amount of time studying theory and gaining hands-on experience in clinical practice, you should choose a course location that you can travel to easily.

Our contemporary approach to teaching and learning includes a wide variety of online, classroom and simulation-based activities as well as clinical placements at an NHS Trust maternity unit.

Throughout the course, there is strong emphasis on childbirth as a normal physiological process and you will gain a sound understanding of the role of the midwife and the foundations of midwifery care. As you progress through the course, you will develop and apply your knowledge to a variety of contexts. You will learn how to:

- recognise and manage a range of complex and emergency situations

- engage with current research and apply evidence to your practice

- work as a professional, both on your own and as part of the interdisciplinary team

- be a kind, caring and compassionate midwife who can take the lead in providing women with the best - care possible in a safe, supportive environment.

You will be encouraged to work independently, as well as with peers and colleagues, to develop team-working, negotiation, communication and organisational skills.

You will spend an equal amount of time in blocks of theory and clinical practice. The theoretical element of the course is delivered through an exciting range of teaching and learning approaches; including online and face-to-face lectures, group tutorials, one-to-one learning opportunities, classroom activities, practical skills, simulation-based learning, online and guided independent study. The University's new learning platform, UWLFlex, has been developed to provide you with a personalised and supported learning experience. You will also keep an online portfolio to record and track your progress throughout the course.

Student support is very important to us and we will ensure the right conditions are in place to meet your learning needs, including access to high quality learning materials and resources.

Midwifery course placement partners

The NMC requires all students to have a minimum of 2,300 hours of practice experience over the 3 years to be eligible to register as a midwife. At UWL, you will have 22 planned practice placement weeks each year to meet this requirement.

You will be placed in one of our partner NHS Trusts for your practice placements. Your placement will be based upon where you will be staying whilst on the course and available placement capacity. Therefore, before you start the course, it is important to consider the practicalities of travelling to your placement.

Whilst on placement, you will be fully supported by link lecturers from the University and clinical placement facilitators at the maternity unit you are placed in. You will follow the shift patterns of the midwives you work with.

The Uni


Course locations:

Main site - West London

Berkshire Institute for Health - UWL - Reading

Department:

College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

TEF rating:
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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.

95%
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

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
99%
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

99%
Library resources
99%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
A

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
98%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

90%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Caring personal services
2%
Welfare and housing associate 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.

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

£33k

£33k

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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