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Midwifery / Registered Midwife BSc(Hons)

Attendance UCAS code Year of entry
3 years full time B720 2015

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Why choose this course?

Midwives give care, supervision and advice to women and their families throughout childbearing. This course will prepare you to achieve the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and European Midwives' Directives, and is ideal for women and men with qualities that include a mature, open-minded approach, good interpersonal skills and empathy.

What will you study?

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:

  • communication in midwifery practice;
  • maternal and neonatal physiology and care;
  • health promotion and education;
  • applied social sciences;
  • professional, ethical and legal issues in midwifery and
  • research and evidence-based practice.

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

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

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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