University Of Greenwich Midwifery

By | 9th June 2017

University Of Greenwich Midwifery

Midwifery, BSc Hons

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

  • Number 1 in London for student satisfaction by 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

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 multi-disciplinary 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 by the Complete University Guide 2017
  • Within the top 20 in nursing nationally for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

University Of Greenwich Midwifery

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.

Please note that this programme is not available to international students for March 2017 intake. However, we welcome international applicants for our September 2017 intake.