Midwifery (BMid)

The role midwives play in preparing women for the delivery of new life makes them a vital presence during all stages of pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period.

A demanding profession with much responsibility, midwifery is an extremely popular career choice, providing diverse and rewarding opportunities.

The Cardiff Bachelor of Midwifery (BMid) Hons is an innovative, contemporary and popular degree programme. The course provides a carefully integrated combination of theoretical study and practical experience, ensuring that learning by observation and supervised practice within the clinical setting is underpinned by theoretical study.

The main aims of the BMid are to equip you with the skills and abilities to practice as a confident, competent and compassionate midwife. We will encourage you to develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills essential for midwifery professionals working in a constantly evolving area of healthcare, ensuring that you are able to make a significant contribution to the health of women, their babies and their families.

Please note: Deferred entry is not available for the Bachelor of Midwifery programme.

Entry Requirements

Information on alternative entry requirements and our selection and interview processes can be found on our admissions criteria pages.

International applicants

We regret we are unable to accept applications for the 2016/17 intake (including deferred applications to 2017/18) from international fee-status applicants due to the association with the National Health Service (NHS) and the restrictions on funding and clinical placements.

Key facts

UCAS CodeB720
Duration3 years
AccreditationsNursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Typical places availableThe course typically has approximately 30 places available
Typical applications receivedThe course typically receives approximately 900 applications
Scholarships and bursaries
Typical A level offerABB. No specified subjects but General Studies and key skills will not be included.
Typical Welsh Baccalaureate offerWBQ core will be accepted in lieu of one A-level (at the grades specified above).
Typical International Baccalaureate offer28 points - English Language, Maths and a Physical Science must be be offered at Subsidiary or GCSE level, if not at Higher Level.
Other qualificationsApplications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome.

Detailed alternative entry requirements are available for this course.
QAA subject benchmark

Health Studies

Academic School
Admissions tutor(s)

Mrs Heather James , Course Administrator

    Ms Janet Israel , Admissions Tutor

      Welsh medium provisionThis course offers elements that are taught through the medium of Welsh. Please contact the Admissions tutor for more information.

      The programme is 50% theory and 50% practice integrating these in a modular structure throughout the three years. All modules are compulsory and credit rated. Successful completion of each module allows for accumulation of credits leading to the award of degree and entry onto the Professional Register.

      The programme seeks to recognise the changing nature of midwifery care and practice and acknowledges the need for flexibility and innovation in ensuring appropriate student experiences. The application of biological, behavioural and social sciences to midwifery theory and practice facilitates the development of knowledge and skills necessary to provide non-judgemental, anti-discriminatory care and service in a variety of health care contexts that is respectful of difference and diversity.

      Year one

      During year one, you will be introduced to the academic knowledge and practice of midwifery. This will provide a foundation on which the practice of midwifery will be developed. The emphasis will be on normal midwifery, as childbirth is a normal physiological life event for the majority of healthy women. As a novice to midwifery you will be exposed to and socialised into the theory and practice of normal midwifery and related key skills by the provision of relevant knowledge and clinical experience.

      Year two

      In year two, the knowledge and experience you have gained in year one will be developed. The emphasis will be on identification and internalisation and you will adapt and develop existing knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide safe, effective care for women during normal and complicated pregnancy and childbirth. Midwifery clinical placements will reflect this and you will have additional short placements in an Accident and Emergency department, a gynaecological ward and a neonatal unit.

      Year three

      During this year, you will develop and draw together the knowledge and experience gained in years one and Two. The emphasis will progress to internalisation and dissemination levels. Existing knowledge, skills and attitudes will be adapted and developed to enable the provision of safe, effective care for women and babies throughout pregnancy, labour and the puerperium. Clinical placements will reflect this and there will be a period of supervised practice when you will be expected to manage a midwifery caseload.

      The University is committed to providing a wide range of module options where possible, but please be aware that whilst every effort is made to offer choice this may be limited in certain circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have limited numbers of places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have minimum student numbers required before they will run, to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered; some modules require students to have already taken particular subjects, and others are core or required on the programme you are taking. Modules may also be limited due to timetable clashes, and although the University works to minimise disruption to choice, we advise you to seek advice from the relevant School on the module choices available.

      Cardiff School of Healthcare Sciences is a dynamic, innovative and forward looking School with recognised excellence in learning, teaching and research; committed to the development of nursing and midwifery knowledge which directly improves health outcomes and health care for patients. The top quality teaching in the School relies on the academic and clinical expertise of its lecturers and visiting clinicians.

      Lectures, tutorials, workshops, simulations, seminar style discussions, online discussions, presentations and specific group work will all feature as part of your degree. At the start of your studies you will be assigned a personal tutor to provide pastoral support and an academic supervisor to provide academic guidance.


      Modules will be assessed using a variety of methods, including written assignments, exams, presentations and a clinical portfolio.


      The Cardiff BMid is divided equally between theory and practice in order to maximise the link between clinical and theoretical learning. Students spend 50% of their time in University, and 50% of their time in clinical practice with the support of experienced qualified midwives. Whilst in clinical practice you will be supported by a mentor who is able to provide advice and guidance on a whole range of clinical matters.

      Midwifery is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career choice which requires intellect and commitment, good people skills, compassion, a sense of humour, and lots of patience and understanding. It offers the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives which has an intrinsic value that few other professions can offer. On qualification, it is possible to work in a wide range of healthcare settings both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

      In 2015, 100% of the School's graduates were in employment within six months of graduation while others were in engaged in further study or taking time out to travel.

      Employers included: various Health boards and NHS Trusts, international health services and higher education institutions. Career destinations included: midwife, nurse, advanced nurse practitioner, health visitor, research nurse, ward manager, and lecturer.


      • Midwife
      • Nurse
      • Advanced nurse practitioner
      • Health visitor
      • Research nurse
      • Ward manager
      • Lecturer

      Clinical placements are an essential part of Nursing and Midwifery degree programmes across the UK. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) require nursing and midwifery students to complete 50% of the programme in clinical practice.

      Cardiff School of Healthcare Sciences works with neighbouring university health boards to provide a range of suitable clinical placements so that at the end of the programme you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of clinical midwifery environments.


      3 Year(s)

      Next intake

      August 2016

      Places available

      Typical places available


      Applications received

      Typical applications received



      QAA subject benchmark

      QAA subject benchmark

      Health Studies

      What are the aims of this Programme?

      The School of Healthcare Sciences aims to provide an educational experience for undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the school. The philosophy adopted for the midwifery programme serves to integrate both the art and science of the profession. The science of midwifery includes biological principles, research, methods of inquiry, decision making, assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care, whilst the art of midwifery focuses on communication and the approach to delivering care, encompassing genuine caring, sensitivity, and valuing the     uniqueness of individuals in a culturally diverse society. Midwifery is about caring and this intrinsic belief is inherent in      the way in which midwifery is taught and practised. Caring is based on humanistic principles and a belief system that respects the wishes of clients. It includes recognition of the emotional and spiritual needs of clients, as well as the      physical nature of childbearing.

      The programme philosophy acknowledges the impact of influences on health and childbearing from an environmental, political and sociological perspective that may enhance or detract from the woman’s autonomy. The midwife needs to be able to respond to dynamic changes within society and families and to be an advocate for women. The application of behavioural and social sciences to midwifery theory and practice facilitates the development of the knowledge and skills necessary to provide non-judgmental, anti-discriminatory care and service in a variety of health care contexts, that is respectful of difference and diversity. The changing nature of midwifery care and practice is recognised and the philosophy acknowledges the need for flexibility and innovation in ensuring appropriate student experiences.

      National and international definitions of the role of the midwife centre on the fact that the midwife is the autonomous practitioner of normal midwifery who works within an interdependent team to bring the full range of services to women, babies and their families in relation to their childbearing experiences. The midwife needs to be flexible and adaptable      and able to practise midwifery and provide care in a variety of settings. The midwife should be mature and confident entering into a partnership of care with women and other health professionals whilst valuing and retaining their special role. The midwife must recognise their professional responsibilities and accountability, must exercise evidence-based practice and operate from a sound research base achieving maximum clinical effectiveness.

      The programme takes account of the definition of a midwife as adopted by the International Confederation of Midwives           (ICM), the International Federation of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) (NMC 2009).  The programme aims to meet NMC (2009) requirements for educational programmes of study in midwifery    which are guided by the European Union Directive Recognition of Professional Qualifications 2005/36/EC     Article 40. 

      The aims of the programme are:

      1.   To enable students to develop the academic knowledge and clinical ability to be awarded an honours degree in midwifery.

      2.   To ensure that students are fit to practise effectively and competently as a midwife on completion of the programme.

      3.   To enable graduates to register as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

      What is expected of me?

      This full time programme commences in September each year and is offered over three years.  In each year, there are 45 weeks of programmed activity with an equal balance on theory and clinical practice.  There are three modules in each year, providing 40 credits at the appropriate level.  All modules are compulsory.  Any absence will be managed through the Retrieval of clinical and theory hours process. 

      It is the student’s responsibility to attend for examinations and to submit summative assessment work by the designated date. 

      Each student must submit summative assessment work electronically by the designated date as specified in the programme assessment schedule,    issued to students at the beginning of the academic year.  Students will be informed as to the process for submission.  Students who do not submit assessments by the due date will be regarded as a non-submission and subsequently a referral, unless an extension has been approved.

      Students are expected to adhere to the Cardiff University policy on Dignity at Work and Study.

      How is this Programme Structured?

      The programme is divided into 3 years, each year being separated into three modules, offering 40 credits each.  All modules are of 15 weeks duration.

      The balance of knowledge, understanding and skills is evidenced by an approximate 50:50 ratio of theory to practice and is in accordance with NMC regulations. 

      The theory and clinical content of each module in each year will be assessed formatively and summatively. Theoretical study will be in the form of school-based study blocks and study days. Clinical placements during each module will correspond as much as possible with the theory content.  This will provide sufficient time in each placement to obtain opportunities to develop and consolidate knowledge and skills. In addition, it will facilitate the clinical mentor to make judgements about the student's progress towards eventual competence. 

      Will I need any specific equipment to study this Programme?

      No specific equipment required

      What skills will I practise and develop?

      Transferable Skills

      Management and development of self – the ability to:

      ·           Take responsibility for personal and professional learning and development

      ·           Project plan time and tasks

      ·           Work independently and meet deadlines

      Application of technology – the ability to:

      ·           Word process

      ·           Access the web and internet and other databases

      Utilise problem solving skills – the ability to:

      ·           Collect and record data

      ·           Analyse, interpret, synthesise and evaluate data

      ·           Problem solve and reach realistic conclusions

      Literacy – the ability to:

      ·           Produce academic work that is accurate and conforms to the appropriate level

      ·           Communicate ideas in a clear concise manner

      How will I be taught?

      Learning and teaching methods that will be utilised during the programme take account of the fact that the students are from a variety of backgrounds entering university and a new profession.  The variety of methods reflects also the differences in subject and topic, the developmental nature of the programme and the need to integrate theory and clinical midwifery practice.  Midwifery is a multi-subject profession that requires the student to be introduced to and become familiar with a variety of topics, which then need to be integrated into the practice of midwifery. 

      The application to midwifery practice will be made throughout all study sessions.  Students will be encouraged to participate in discussion during all sessions; the active involvement of students in the learning process is regarded as an essential requirement at this level.

      Integration of the various topics will be facilitated in discussion groups under the guidance of a lecturer.  As the programme progresses, the role of the lecturer will change from guidance to facilitative.  Thus a variety of learning and teaching methods will be used, such as discussion, workshops, experiential methods, discovery methods, seminars and clinical laboratory skills learning.  The aim is to facilitate the skill of critical and analytical thinking, discussion and debate, reflection and presentation.

      For details of the modules please refer to the separate Module Descriptors. 

      Evaluation / Feedback opportunities

      Programme evaluation is ensured through several routes:

      • Programme/ module evaluation.
      • Undergraduate Student/Staff Panel

      ·       Annual Programme Review and Evaluation.

      ·       Periodic Review

      ·       Each clinical placement used for the teaching and learning of students will be audited using the All Wales FFP Initiative evaluation   and audit criteria and the required criteria of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

      This programme is subject also to annual monitoring and five year revalidation by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

      How will I be assessed?

      Assessment Principles

      The programme/ module assessment strategies conform to the University’s principles of assessment and are valid, reliable and explicit. Assessments provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning. There is variety in the range and type of assessments used within the programme, to measure a student’s fitness for award, and where appropriate fitness for purpose and practice. 

      Academic Assessment 

      The criteria for assessing the academic level of work is based on the QAA (2006) where appropriate. Professional standards/ competencies are utilised wherever deemed appropriate and relate to the learning outcomes and the assessment criteria.

      The assessments used within this programme relate to the measurement of professional, academic and/or clinical practice. This includes written work such as reflective narratives, evidence based literature reviews, essays, examinations, viva, dissertations and completion of portfolios.  Detailed written criteria and guidelines for each assessment are provided for students.

      Overview of Summative Assessment:

      Year 1

      Module NR1001:   Reflective Communication Account (3000 words)

      Module NR1002:   Health Essay (3000 words)

      Module NR1010:   Multiple choice examination

                                    Midwifery Practice examination

                                    Numeracy exam

                                    Clinical Assessment

      Year 2

      Module NR2105:    Research Critique Examination

      Module NR2025:    Reflective Risk Assessment Analysis (4000 words)

                                     Numeracy exam

      Module NR2106:    OSCE

                                     Clinical Assessment

      Year 3

      Module NR3173:    Seminar presentation

      Module NR3174:    Dissertation (8,000 words)

      Module NR3175:    Scenario-based discussion

                                     Clinical Assessment                  

      All components of the assessment must be achieved for successful completion.  There is no compensation between module assessments.

      Clinical Assessment

      Practice will be documented in the Student Portfolio and the integration of theory and practice will be demonstrated through the student’s personal reflective accounts.  As midwifery is essentially a practical endeavour it is important that students are able to reflect on that practice, integrate it with the relevant theory which is then reflected back in the way they practise. 

      The assessment of clinical achievement during the programme has been developed in accordance with the All Wales Initiative and is common to all midwifery courses in Wales. The Clinical Assessment Document provides specific details for students and clinical mentors. Assessment of clinical ability will take place on a continuing basis. Formative clinical assessment will be required in each module; the personal tutor will advise the student as to when these will be appropriate. 

      At the end of modules 3, 6 and 9 a summative clinical assessment will be completed.  The clinical assessment will measure all the theory and clinical learning outcomes, including the NMC essential skills and the key skills for the particular year.  At the end of year 3 the clinical assessment will be graded (NMC 2009) and will form part of the overall mark for the year, leading to the classification of the award.  Normally, the assessments will be conducted as a tri-partite process between the clinical mentor, the student and a midwifery lecturer. Each student will have a copy of the Clinical Assessment  Document.  Mentors will receive a copy of the document during the mentorship preparation programme. The student will also be required to achieve the drugs calculations assessment in years 1 and 3 as required by the NMC (2009).

      The Experiential Taxonomy of Steinaker and Bell (1979) is used to measure the development and achievement of clinical abilities.

      This recognises the process of learning in which the student engages in order to progress from the exposure and participation level through to internalisation and dissemination, and to become a competent, confident practitioner of midwifery at registration.

      Appropriate theory and guidance will be provided for the student to undertake effective reflection on practice.


      The progression criteria for the programme are in accordance with the criteria stipulated in the programme regulations.  Students are required to   complete 120 credits per year.  Each year comprises three modules, each worth 40 credits; therefore the programme has a total of 360 credits.  Students are expected to successfully complete and pass all modules in one year before progressing to the next year.

      The criteria used to determine progression through the programme are as follows:

      • Successful completion of all summative assessments for the year.
      • Successful completion of all clinical proficiencies as stipulated in the Clinical Assessment documentation for the year.  This includes the Drug Calculation assessment and the Professional Attitudes Scale.
      • Successful completion of the programmed activity in each year.

      Assessments are normally timed to allow resubmissions for the first two modules within a year.  However, a resubmission for the third module may not be possible within the time frame.  Therefore, there may be occasion when a student is allowed to progress to the next year of the programme, pending successful achievement of one or more criteria.

      Students may carry a deficit of 40 credits from one year to the next.  Where a student has accumulated a deficit of more than 40 credits they will be required to withdraw from the programme.   The exception is where a student has:

      1. outstanding 2nd attempt at the clinical assessment
      2. a referral in more than one module when the first re-submission date for a module is pending.

      Where the above criteria apply, students may ‘progress pending’ achievement by programme week 12 of the next year.

      The Examination Board may allow a student to retrieve outstanding theoretical assessments as an external candidate.

      Where a student has not successfully achieved the clinical assessment they will have a second attempt which will be completed within 20 working days and by the end of the 12th programme week of the next year.  This is the second attempt and students who are not successful at this attempt will be required to withdraw from the programme.

      Credits required for the award

      All modules are core and require a minimum of 40% to achieve a pass and the award of the Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons) (with NMC registration). 

      The degree classification will be based on a minimum of 120 credits at level 5 and 120 credits at level 6 and will be subject to the candidate having successfully passed all core modules with a mark of at least 40%.

      The degree classification will be calculated from 40% of year two final mark and 60% of year three final mark. The mark awarded for the clinical assessment in year three will count towards 25% of the total mark for the year. 

      A student who achieves 320 credits but fails to achieve clinical competence in year three may be awarded a BSc Health Studies (without NMC registration).

      How will I be supported?

      The learning and teaching activities for students on the programme are undertaken at the Eastgate House campus and on the University of Wales Hospital campus and in clinical placements within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Aneurin Bevan Health Board.  Eastgate House is equipped with modern and up to date learning and teaching resources, including excellent computing access for students and a clinical skills facility.  It offers easy access to all the necessary education facilities for the efficient management of the programme, including access to the main Cathays Park campus of the University. The School’s campus at Heath Park shares facilities with other professions allied to medicine but has a new purpose built clinical skills suite. 

      Support is provided via:

      ·                a purpose built clinical skills suite. This is designed to facilitate the acquisition of clinical skills by providing new kinds of realistic ‘action’ models for training and practice in skills. Structured clinical skills learning and teaching takes place in this environment, followed by practice and experience in clinical placements. 

      ·                one of the leading nursing and midwifery research departments in the UK. Recently strengthened by the appointment of the first RCM Professor of Midwifery in the UK

      ·                new Medical, Nursing and Healthcare Studies Library at the Heath Park campus and Trevithick library which maintains a collection of nursing and midwifery texts. The majority of databases and electronic journals subscribed to by the University are also available off campus via the internet using the students own Cardiff University username and password to access them.  In addition the Library Service provides an inter-library loan service that can be used by students to obtain books and copies of  journal articles that are not held in the University Library collection. Computing facilities are available on a twenty four hour basis

      ·                Information Technology and Computer Literacy resources. Students have access to the Cardiff University e-learning system, ‘Learning Central’ which enhances communication and flexibility for students.  The Learning Central system enables students’ real time access to programme documents, lecture notes, relevant policy documents and a repository of useful web sites.                     The student group are encouraged to utilise Learning Central communication system to contact each other via e-mail and share electronic sources of information via a discussion board. 

      ·                Information technology skills are taught during the programme and assessed through demonstration and academic work.  The School will meet the costs of funding for four modules of the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) that students will be required to complete. The student may opt to complete the other 3 modules to achieve the ECDL certificate and will be charged a small fee for this.

      ·                A Media Resource Centre on the Heath Park campus

      ·                The student will also be supported by Academic and Administrative Staff

      ·                There is a complement of experienced academic staff, with a team of midwifery lecturers taking the lead for the provision of this programme.  All midwifery lecturers have a recordable teaching qualification such a qualification.  There are also midwifery associate lecturers on secondment to the School from the local LHBs and two midwifery clinical teachers employed by the

      ·                U/LHBs who contribute to the learning and teaching activities related to student midwives. There is a staff training budget and staff development opportunities are well supported. 

      The School has a structured administrative support system, led by the School Manager. Each School site has a School Information Desk as the first point of contact for students and visitors.  The programme is supported by the Programme Administrative Support Assistant who provides day to day support and assistance for the academic staff with regard to the running of the programme.

      Pastoral and Academic support

      The University Personal Tutor Policy facilitates flexibility in the arrangements for such support processes within the School, whilst requiring that the minimum expectations are met. Pastoral and academic provision of support is vital and central to the student experience throughout the programme. 

      The overall approach to the professional and personal development of the student is facilitative, encouraging self-direction and intellectual independence through pastoral support provided by the personal tutor and academic supervision in each module from a designated academic supervisor. The student drives the supervision process with guidance offered by the academic supervisor. Such relationships, founded on mutual respect, will fulfil the School’s mission to provide excellence in learning and teaching through valuing and respecting individuals, helping them to realise their potential.

      Student Support Services are also available to provide support to students with learning needs and academic problems

      Pastoral Support

      Each student is allocated a midwifery lecturer as a personal tutor at the start of the programme.   It is intended that this relationship will continue throughout the programme. The personal tutor will advise students about the processes for support, including learning and study skills needs; and the University Student Support Services; and disclosure of extenuating circumstances. Details about personal tutor support are provided for students in the School Student Handbook.

      Academic Support

      A system of module management is in place for all undergraduate programme modules.  Students are provided with details of academic supervision arrangements, including group timetabled sessions and individual tutorials in the School Assessment Strategy and during each module of the programme cohort. Information and guidance in relation to the processes for marking, internal moderation and external examiner quality monitoring will be provided for students in the School Student Handbook.

      It is important that there are effective communication networks between the personal tutor and module supervisors/marking teams. 

      Support in the clinical placement area

      It is essential for students to be supported in clinical practice by clinicians who are skilled at the delivery of midwifery care, and who are adequately prepared to undertake the learning, teaching and assessing role.  The ‘modelling’ of professional behaviour is an important part of the learning process for students and such opportunities must be made available to them.  Staff are identified in clinical areas to undertake such a role and to act as mentors to students.  From these midwife mentors were prepared for the role under the mentorship requirements of the AWI Fitness for Practice Initiative.  Mentor preparation is now in accordance with the NMC (2006) requirements for mentors and sign off mentors preparation and updating.

      In addition to the above provision for student support, each clinical area which accepts student midwives on placement has a midwife lecturer identified as a clinical link lecturer for the area.  This helps to ensure ongoing tutorial and pastoral support for students as well as maintaining contact with and support for clinical colleagues, especially clinical mentors.  The clinical link lecturer is involved in the educational audits of the clinical area.  Midwife lecturers are involved in the continuing professional development and support of midwives in the LHBs whilst the LHBs provide opportunities for lecturers to maintain and develop their clinical skills. 

      What are the Learning Outcomes of this Programme?

      Graduates from this programme will be able to:

      The programme takes account of the standards of QAA (2006) for higher education programmes and the     Benchmarking Academic and Practitioner Standards in Health Care Subjects/Professions – Midwifery (QAA 2001). It is also necessary to ensure that midwifery programmes adequately and appropriately educate students to be effective midwifery practitioners and ‘fit for practice’ whilst also ensuring that the standards required for higher  education programmes are achieved (QAA 2000a, 2001a, 2001b, 2008). The Welsh Assembly Government has identified the continuing development of the autonomous nature of midwifery practice and, since 2002, that graduate level education is appropriate for pre-registration midwifery programmes in Wales (NAfW 2000a). 

      The midwife needs appropriate knowledge and clinical skills including analytical and decision making skills as well as knowledge about management issues and the effective use of resources.  It is vital that midwifery education has a strong foundation in clinical practice that is evidence-based and provides appropriate women centred care. 

      The NMC (2009:4) requires students to demonstrate competence in:

      ·         sound, evidence-based knowledge of facilitating the physiology of childbirth and the newborn, and be           competent in applying this in practice

      ·         a knowledge of psychological, social, emotional and spiritual factors that may positively or adversely influence normal physiology and be competent in applying this in practice

      ·         appropriate interpersonal skills to support women and their families

      ·         skills in managing obstetric and neonatal emergencies, underpinned by appropriate knowledge

      ·         being autonomous practitioners and lead carers to women experiencing normal childbirth and being able to support women throughout their pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal period, in all settings including midwife-led units, birthing centres and the home being able to undertake critical decision-making to support appropriate referral of either the women or baby to other health professionals or agencies when there is recognition of normal processes being adversely affected and compromised.

      Other information

      This programme provides the opportunity for students to learn in a school with one of the leading nursing and midwifery research departments in the UK and which is home to the Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care, an accredited Collaborating Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute.

      The emphasis is on independent learning in a research-led environment. However there is the involvement of research-active staff in programme delivery, which includes the Professor of Midwifery and dedicated midwifery research associate.

      There is also an emphasis on the acquisition of high quality practical skills within a purpose built clinical skills laboratory and the development of innovative ideas. These are underpinned by professional, legal and ethical issues.

      There is exposure to multi-professional learning within the clinical environment.

      Flexibility, permits graduates to pursue professional careers in midwifery, as well as a wide range of other careers, including postgraduate research.

      Core is the opportunity to register as a professional qualified midwife with the NMC on successful completion.

      This established programme is offered in collaboration with local LHBs.

      Admissions tutors

      Mrs Heather James , Course Administrator

        Ms Janet Israel , Admissions Tutor

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