Glyndwr University Midwifery
Midwifery BM (Hons)
The School of Health Care Sciences offers a full-time three-year Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons) degree programme leading to registration as a midwife with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The programme commences annually in September and is full time over 45 weeks each year. There are 7 weeks of annual leave which are set by the course lead.
The role of the midwife in promoting normal physiological birth is the main focus throughout the programme. After an initial 6 weeks block of theory, clinical placement experiences will introduce students to the role of the midwife, beginning in the community setting, where care to women and their families is provided during and following pregnancy. The opportunity may arise during this first placement experience for students to attend home births as well as births in free standing midwifery led units. Clinical placements will also be in local maternity units. Students will experience multi-disciplinary team working, which provides a holistic service to women and their families. Local geography offers students the possibility of placement experiences in rural and remote settings.
Two weeks of elective placements are also available to students each year. Past students have used this opportunity to observe care provision across the UK and internationally.
Bangor University has an active Student Midwife Society (BUSMS) who have successfully raised money for local causes and have also organised, managed and hosted an ‘All Wales Student Midwives’ conference.
Elements of the course will be available through the medium of Welsh. There will be opportunities to experience bilingual practice in some parts of the region. For information on the School’s bilingual provision click here.
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- 100% of students go on to further work or study (Unistats Key Information Set).
- Our staff have a wide range of clinical experience at the forefront of their professional fields, and work in partnership with local health providers, including Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, to ensure our students’ learning is of the highest quality.
- Ranked 3rd in the UK (No.1 in Wales) for Nursing in the Complete University Guide 2017.
- Midwifery has regularly ranked highly in the annual National Student Survey. In NSS 2016 Midwifery ranked particularly highly for Library Resources (90%), IT Resources (100%), being able to contact staff (100%) and the course being Intellectually Stimulating (90%).
- We are leading research programmes which are transforming the quality and delivery of healthcare in Wales and internationally.
- We have a long-established history of training midwives to a high standard.
- Our degree course leads to both an academic award and registration with the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), allowing you to practice within the midwifery profession.
- The clinical midwifery providers offer you varied and exciting opportunities to work with mentors in community and hospital settings.
- Course fees paid by the NHS along with access to a the NHS Wales bursary scheme – information regarding eligibility may be found here.