The following midwifery courses are offered:
- a three-year midwifery programme for those with a first class or 2:1 bachelors degree, plus Biology or Human Biology A level at grade B or above. Previous health care experience is desirable, but not essential.
The practice and educational content of the course is the same as the BSc course; however, assessment will be at master's level. This will enhance development of critical thinking skills which will prepare students for further postgraduate studies. In addition, Midwifery MSc students will have the opportunity to undertake primary research for their dissertation.
During Year 1, you will undertake level 6 modules. In years 2 and 3 you will study level 7 modules.
Please note: as our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurnace framework, the module list may vary.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be a fully qualified midwife and eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. http://www.nmc-uk.org/
Teaching and learning
We offer a friendly and stimulating learning environment; we consistently receive high satisfaction ratings for our student support and learning resources in student surveys. We have excellent teaching facilities, dedicated clinical skills suites and simulation resources, which include a well equipped movement laboratory, a family of computerised simulation manikins (including a simman, simbaby and birthing mother), an extensive range of anatomy models and fully networked computer rooms.
At Oxford Brookes, no professional group works in isolation. We teach a wide range of pre-qualification and foundation courses including health and social care, all branches of nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, operating department practice, paramedic emergency care, and social work. You will share your learning with these other health care students. This is a key component of the course as it is essential to developing your teamwork skills and your understanding of the other roles you will encounter in practice.
We have excellent library resources, accessible both through the web and through a range of locally based facilities on university and NHS sites.
Information technology plays an important role in health care courses and a very extensive range of learning resources can be accessed through ‘Brookes Virtual’, an online repository of lectures, handouts, information and learning exercises.
For 2017 Entry:Placement costs:
These are costs that need to be paid for by midwifery students when travelling to and from clinical practice placements throughout Oxfordshire. As an example, a random sample of current first year students spent approximately £30 - £700 travelling to placements during the first year of their programme. There are 6 assessed placements during the 3 year midwifery programmes, plus at least 2 short placements each year. Midwifery students spend at least half of the course programmed weeks in clinical placement. On average, this is 23 weeks per year.Other costs:
Books and other learning resources; £50 - £300
Shoes for practice to be worn with clinical uniform; £30 - £60Equipment (for example stethoscope and watch) and suitable non clinical clothing for community placements; £60 - £250Further information on additional costs for healthcare courses can be found here.