Midwifery (Post RN)
School - School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Subject area - Midwifery
Start Dates(s): September
85 weeks, full-time
UK - If you are a UK or EU resident, and have home student status, you will have your tuition fees paid for you.
International - £14,400
- You will be employed by one of the NHS Trusts and will receive a salary (currently Band 5 on the NHS scale)
- Prepares you for autonomous practice as a registered midwife
- Access to excellent facilities
- Clinical placement opportunity
Midwives offer care and support to pregnant women, their partners and their families. They provide care throughout the pregnancy continuum which includes antenatal, intra partum and post partum care. On successful completion of this degree you will be eligible to register as a midwife on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register.
A key component of the course is problem-based learning (PBL) where you will be actively involved in the learning process through problem solving, investigation, team work and self-directed learning.
These skills are also developed through the small caseload experience within the course.
Applications for this course are made directly to the university. Please complete the Level 5 and 6 (Undergraduate) Application Form on our website.
This course is 85 weeks in length. Throughout the course you are allocated a personal tutor and a mentor in practice.
The course is 50% theory and 50% practice, this is comprised of block weeks in University and clinical placements.
Year one focuses on all aspects of normality throughout the childbirth continuum. You will be encouraged to link theory to practice by maintaining evidence of reflection and reflective learning in your personal development plan and portfolio.
- Midwifery Theory and Practice 1 (Post RN) - 40 credits
- Midwifery Practice (Post RN 1 and 2) - 20 credits each
Year two focuses on the more complex aspects of midwifery care and practice. You will be encouraged to develop you critical thinking skills and progress towards becoming a competent autonomous practitioner.
- Complex Care in Midwifery -20 credits
- Midwifery Practice (Post RN 3) - 20 credits
- Midwifery Research - 20 credits
- Midwifery Practice (Post RN 4) - 20 credits
- Midwifery Theory and Practice 2 (Post RN) - 40 credits
- Midwifery Practice (Post RN 5) - 20 credits
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.