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Midwifery, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Number 1 in London for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2017
  • The University of Greenwich offers diversity of practice areas in south-east London and Kent, high-quality teaching and mentorship which will prepare you to be an independent , holistic midwifery practitioner
  • We are the only university in London and Kent to contract independent midwives for caseload placements

Overview

Overview

What could be more rewarding than preparing women and their families to bring new life into the world?

Our degree will prepare you for the responsibilities of a career as a registered midwife. We will provide you with the skills required to meet the needs of both women and babies. Here you will learn accountability for the hugely important role you will play in their lives, both during and after pregnancy.

You will learn to develop and maintain a trusting relationship with women and their families from a wide range of different social and cultural backgrounds. During your studies you will learn to recognise the biomedical changes of pregnancy and childbirth, as well as influences on expectant mothers' mental, social and emotional wellbeing.

In order to develop multi-professional and collaborative working, during our three year degree we offer shared learning between midwifery and nursing students. It is here you will develop the skills of an autonomous practitioner, working closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team in hospitals and the local community. Shared learning will be in areas such as biological and social sciences, professional values, ethics, research and informatics.

Our degree is made up of 50% theory, 50% practice and you will be assessed in both. We have an innovative teaching team that will allow you to work under the expert supervision of experienced midwives.

Employability

We are proud of our reputation of having strong links with placement providers.These will take place in a variety of settings, from women's homes to hospital placements and community clinics. You will also get the opportunity to care for women giving birth at home, in birth centres and in labour wards.

Throughout your degree, we prepare you to apply for registration as midwives with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). One of the main aims of our degree is to help you achieve the outcomes identified in the NMC Standards for Pre-registration Midwifery Education (2009).

These include having the competencies required to achieve the NMC Standards (Standard 17), the Essential Skills Clusters for Pre-registration Midwifery Education and the requirements of Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (2005), Articles 40 and 42. We also support our students to develop the principles and values surrounding the NHS Constitution (2013) and Compassion in Practice (2012).

Ranking

  • Scored 100% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years
  • Number 1 in London for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2017
  • Within the top 20 in nursing nationally for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

120 UCAS points from three A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.

We also accept equivalent qualifications, including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced and Progression Diplomas
  • Access courses.

At least three GCSEs including English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C are also required.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

In addition:

Candidates will be required to:

  • Provide evidence of 20 days' experience of paid or voluntary work in a health or social care setting relevant to midwifery. This must have been personally arranged and not been part of a course. This must be discussed and reflected upon in your personal statement
  • Undertake selection tests and an interview
  • Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check; occupational health screening and meet residential regulations.

What people say

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Greenwich and felt so supported, which gave me the confidence to see this journey through the blood, sweat and tears to the glorious end. Thank you Greenwich for an amazing three years!

Esther Hayward
BSc Hons Midwifery
Midwife, Queen's Hospital

The programme is intense from the outset; we spend 50% of the programme working alongside qualified midwives within local NHS trusts, which I found invaluable. It has been challenging at times, but the support and encouragement from the teaching team and my fellow students has been second to none. I feel well prepared and very excited at the thought of starting my first job. I really can't recommend Greenwich highly enough!

Sian Hersey-Walker
BSc Hons Midwifery

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Reports
  • Group presentations
  • Practical work
  • Non-credit assessments such as portfolio verification.

Careers

Employment opportunities exist in midwifery in institutional and community settings and also in research, management and education.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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