Midwifery 2nd Registration
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Our Midwifery BSc is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and accredited as Baby Friendly by UNICEF.
Midwives care for women and their families throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. They have an important role in promoting health and wellbeing. They are experts in, and the lead professionals for, women experiencing normal childbirth. They also provide and coordinate care, in partnership with other professionals, for women who have more complex needs. Our new course prepare students for all aspects of midwifery and has a focus on public health and physiology.
Our small cohorts mean you'll receive optimum support from the midwifery teaching team. On placement you will be supervised and assessed by experienced midwives.
Oxfordshire offers excellent graduate employment opportunities. We work with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to arrange clinical placements in a range of maternity care settings.
Our midwifery course is very popular so please apply early. We welcome applications from home, EU and international students.
How to apply
Applications for this course need to be made direct to the University.
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Questions about fees?
Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
Financial support and scholarships
All eligible midwifery students on courses from September 2020 (new and continuing) will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back. For more information please visit NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF)
Learning and assessment
This 2-year course consists of 16 modules.
As well as midwifery-specific knowledge, we cover;
- Anatomy and physiology
- evidence-based practice
- research skills
- the social, psychological, ethical, multicultural and interprofessional dimensions of midwifery care.
Academic study and clinical practice are of equal importance.
You will be in full-time clinical placement during the weeks you are not at the University. During your clinical placements you will;
- provide midwifery care in all settings including night, weekend and on-call duties
- have qualified midwives as mentors to support you and help you gain the experience you need.
Oxfordshire offers the full range of midwifery placement settings. This includes free-standing birth centres, which have excellent reputations for the quality of their maternity services. These placement areas are solely for Oxford Brookes students.
After you graduate
Careers for midwives include:
- practice in hospital and community settings
- specialist practice, for instance high-dependency care
- independent practice
- consultant midwife posts
The courses comply with EU regulations for midwifery, so your qualification will be recognised in EU countries.
All students graduating from our midwifery programs will be competent in the Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE).
Following successful completion of the 2-year full-time or the 21-month post-experience BSc (Hons) course, you will be eligible to apply for professional registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Please note that NMC approval of this course is subject to review and can be withdrawn at any time.
Many of our students go on to study at Master's level and beyond. Several past students have gone to work abroad and to take up jobs of responsibility in midwifery and in related areas of health care.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.