Midwifery BSc (Hons)

University of East Anglia (UEA)

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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Ranked 5th for Nursing (View subject table)

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    99.0 / 100.0
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    3.95 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: B720

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: ABB A science A-level will be an advantage (biology, chemistry, physics, human biology, PE, mathematics). Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.
SQA Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher: BCC A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £15,300 per year

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The Course


Balanced between theoretical study and placement-based practice, our three-year midwifery degree will equip you with all the skills, knowledge and leadership qualities you need to excel as a midwife. You’ll graduate ready to help mothers navigate their pregnancies as their lead practitioner in all normal midwifery care, and able to manage and coordinate more complex care for those in difficult circumstances.A midwife needs be able to assess every case then make the right judgement. Throughout the course you’ll study the latest research underpinning current midwifery practices, and develop both your critical analysis and ability to evaluate evidence. You’ll then consolidate your learning by putting it into practice while on placement.Clinical placements are undertaken regularly during the course and cover every aspect of midwifery practice. You’ll work with professionals from multiple professional disciplines, gaining unique insights into the practices and perspectives of healthcare providers across the board. Our degree will also help you to develop in-depth knowledge and clinical skills related to the examination of newborns, and on successful completion of all course components you’ll gain the Neonatal and Infant Physical Examiner qualification. And you’ll learn how to support new mothers emotionally and physically as they breastfeed and bond with their babies.**Course Structure**Our three-year Midwifery degree balances theory with practice, with a greater focus on theory in your first year, progressing through to a higher level of practice in your final year.**Year 1**In your first year you’ll explore the theoretical foundations of all areas midwifery practice alongside the underpinning evidence. You’ll gain experience and understanding of midwifery-led care and the public health role of the midwife, and you’ll learn how to apply health and wellbeing promotion strategies to individuals, families and communities. The practice element of your first year will see you progress from an observer to a supervised participant in midwifery care. **Year 2**In your second year, you’ll build on your knowledge and practice experience. You’ll study maternity care for women with complex social and healthcare needs, and for those who are vulnerable and/or disadvantaged. You’ll develop your understanding of normal childbearing, so you’re able to identify deviations from normal parameters. And you’ll study midwifery management of complex cases and emergency situations – vital elements of midwifery practice. In clinical practice, you’ll progress to practicing at the level of a supervised practitioner.**Year 3**The final year of your degree prepares you to practise at a competent level as a registered midwife. Theoretical training will cover clinical assessments, decision-making and risk assessment skills, with the neonatal physiological assessment as a focus. You’ll also get to grips with clinical decision-making, national policy guidelines and care pathways, together with the anatomy and physiology studies required for the Neonatal and Infant Physical Examiner qualification.You’ll analyse how the micro and macro-organisation of maternity services influence practice development, and how consumer voices can and should be represented in driving practice forward, and you’ll draw on evidence to support innovations in practice. You’ll also participate in simulated midwifery/newborn emergencies, enabling you to recognise, manage and implement appropriate action, and to review your own practice to ensure you’re developing as an autonomous practitioner. In the final year your clinical practice experience will provide you with the opportunity to care for women with non-direct supervision, preparing you for the independent role of a registered midwife.**Dis

Start Dates

  • 10 September 2018 at Main Site

University of East Anglia (UEA)

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School of Health Sciences
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