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Midwifery

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Midwifery

We're currently developing our midwifery course to reflect the ‘Future Midwife’ transformational standards from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Subject to approval, this will include a change in degree award to BMid (Hons). The transformational Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2019) midwifery standards which the course will be approved against, aims to prepare midwives of the future with the knowledge, skills, values, and behaviours to meet women’s changing and often complex, individual needs and choices.

The BMid (Hons) course at York is an equal blend of theory and practice and on completion, will equip you to be safe, clinically competent, reflective practitioners and leaders within contemporary midwifery, maternity, and healthcare. The course will prepare you for a challenging and rewarding professional career as a midwife.

**Prepare for a challenging and rewarding professional career as a midwife**
The BMid (Hons) course offers you the opportunity to study both the ‘art’ and the ‘science’ of midwifery. This course will equip you to be a safe, clinically competent, reflective practitioner and leader within contemporary midwifery, maternity, and healthcare.

Alongside developing your understanding of the dynamic applied anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period, you’ll gain the interpersonal skills you need to work with women, families and colleagues and provide compassionate care in a variety of social and cultural contexts. The course will meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2019) published standards for midwifery education which reflect the changes taking place in society and health care, and the implications these changes have for midwives.

Through a range of academic and practical modules you will gain skills and knowledge to enable you to provide holistic, family-centred care. With small cohorts, you’ll have all the support you need to progress through your course.

Right from the start of the course you’ll value the importance of family-centred care. You’ll work with a variety of people across a range of community and hospital settings during your clinical placements, giving you the opportunity to observe and participate in midwifery practices with different philosophies of management and care to enable you to promote best practice and develop a personal philosophy for midwifery.
The course is divided equally into theory and practice. You’ll work with our practice partners across the region throughout your course, experiencing a wide range of localities and practice settings. You’ll be supported and supervised by a clinical midwife, known as a Practice Assessor, in all of your placements.

Modules during your study will reflect the six domains set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council:

Being an accountable, autonomous, professional midwife;
Safe and effective midwifery care: promoting and providing continuity of care and carer;
Universal care for all women and newborn infants;
Additional care for women and newborn infants with complications;
Promoting excellence: the midwife as a colleague, scholar and leader;
The midwife as skilled practitioner.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to become a leader in contemporary midwifery.

To learn more about Midwifery at York please visit our website at https://www.york.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/ba-midwifery-practice/.

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Course location:

University of York

Department:

Health Sciences

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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?

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Midwifery

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

95%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
51%
2:1 or above
0%
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.

£21,909
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Caring personal services
1%
Production managers and directors

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

£28k

£28k

£30k

£30k

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