Gain the skills and experience to launch a rewarding and valued career as a midwife with our prestigious, internationally recognised Midwifery degree course.
You will develop the clinical and interpersonal expertise to ensure a woman’s physical and emotional well-being during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.
You will also learn to analyse, evaluate, and critique research studies to support reflective and evidence-based study and practice.
Half of your teaching takes place in the university and the other half in practice placements, working with midwives in community-based teams, midwifery-led birth centres and hospital maternity units.
We have excellent links with Welsh health boards, so you will have access to a wide range of placement settings across south west Wales, with the nearest maternity hospital right next-door to our Singleton Park campus on the edge of the beautiful Gower Peninsula.
WHY MIDWIFERY AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY?
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.
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 of up to £4,491 and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance.
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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.
You can expect a starting salary of around £22,023 rising to £40,000 for a highly experienced midwife.