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Midwifery / Registered Midwife BSc(Hons)

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
3 years full time B720 2017

Read more about how the funding will be changing in 2017.

Why choose this course?

This course will prepare you to meet the challenges of a modern career in midwifery as well as the complexities of 21st-century healthcare. It is ideal for women and men with a mature, open-minded approach, good interpersonal skills and empathy. On successful completion, you will be eligible for entry onto the Nursing and Midwifery Council register as a qualified midwife.

What you will study

Midwives give care, supervision and advice to women and their families throughout childbearing.

This course covers a wide range of subjects and provides the scientific knowledge base for midwifery practice. It comprises half theory and half practice-based learning in the following areas:

  • biological science applied to midwifery practice;
  • public health and health promotion;
  • women's health and illness;
  • applied social sciences;
  • professional, ethical and legal issues; and
  • research and evidence-based practice.

You will be exposed to a variety of educational strategies and practice settings, and you will be encouraged to view learning as a lifelong process. Reflection is emphasised throughout the course to enhance the integration of theory and practice.

The School of Midwifery will support you in arranging experience of midwifery practice outside of the local area (nationally and internationally). 

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1

  • Birth as a Life Event
  • Introduction to Professional Practice
  • Foundation for Biosciences in Childbearing
  • From Embryo to Neonate

Year 2

  • Women's Health and Illness
  • Principles of Research
  • Public Health and Childbearing
  • Dimensions of Health and Midwifery Practice

Year 3

  • Midwife as a Professional
  • Facilitating Women-Centred Care
  • Comparative Maternity Care
  • Improving Practice through Research

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University on a not-for-credit basis as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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