The 20 month BMid (Hons) Short Pre-registration Midwifery course at Swansea University is aimed at NMC registered nurses.
You will graduate as a highly skilled professional with the clinical expertise and interpersonal skills to ensure a woman’s physical and emotional well-being during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. The course has been designed to build upon your strengths as a student midwife so you become a professional and motivated practitioner.
You 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. You are also taught how to evaluate and critique research studies, so they become thoughtful and critical users of research in practice.
WHY STUDY SHORT PRE-REGISTRATION MIDWIFERY AT SWANSEA?
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.
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.
We have an outstanding reputation, with our Midwifery degree being ranked second in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019).
Many of our academic staff are registered midwives and active in practice and research, providing an exceptional combination of theoretical rigour, professional insight, and practical expertise.
YOUR MIDWIFERY EXPERIENCE
Our excellent facilities in the College of Human and Health Sciences 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.
There are also unique opportunities for you to gain experience in antenatal education, post-natal and breastfeeding support by taking part in activities offered through our on campus Health and Wellbeing Academy.
You can also study some modules through the medium of Welsh and may be eligible for internal scholarships or financial support through Coleg Cymraeg.
On graduation, you will be eligible to apply for Registered Midwife status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to register as a midwife for work in EU and EEA.
Job prospects are excellent, with 100 per cent of our Midwifery graduates employed in a professional or managerial job within six months (DLHE 2018)
Our Midwifery qualification is highly valued internationally, giving you the potential to develop your career abroad in countries including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
As your career progresses, you could have opportunities to move into specialist roles in areas such as teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, breast feeding, sexual health, high risk care, antenatal education, antenatal screening, and homebirth. You could also become involved in education, research, or management roles.