Learning and assessment
In order to meet NMC clinical competency requirements students undertake clinic practice alongside undergraduate students on the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies route over the three years.
Core theory is also shared with the undergraduate programme, however the MSc programme has bespoke activities to ensure students meet the higher academic level expected in a master's programme.
In the final year of the programme your academic study will be undertaken with other postgraduate students, who are in clinical practice and studying part time.
Our state-of-the-art birthing mannequin is designed to simulate the birthing experience before, during and after delivery.
It gives Midwifery students the opportunity to experience realistic fetal palpation, to understand the process of contractions and to deliver a baby through a lifelike birthing canal which simulates human tissue.
Tutors can programme “Noelle” with a variety of different birthing scenarios, allowing students to update their clinical skills and to review their practice with their peers.
Midwifery Practice Suite
Student midwives have a dedicated clinical room with a full range of midwifery models e.g. for abdominal palpation and simulated birth.
Students also share a suite of practical simulation rooms with other professional groups in the Faculty of Health Studies. They use these rooms to facilitate workshops, working in small groups and practising different midwifery activities on a rotational basis.
You will be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support throughout your time with us.
University central services are rich with support teams to assist students with every aspect of their journey through our degree programmes. From our Career and Employability Service, through our strong Students' Union, to our professional and efficient Student Finance team, there are always friendly faces ready to support you and provide you with the answers that you need.
Our Virtual Learning Environment allows students to access resources, participate in group work and submit work from anywhere in the world 24/7.
All our midwifery lecturers pursue research interests which enhances the knowledge base from which you can draw.
Our research may be education or practice based and serves to improve your experience. We are keen to share our learning with you.