Want to become a midwife? The University of South Wales provides you with the qualifications needed to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and follow your passion.
Learn by doing with our simulated maternity wards and our hospital placements a big part of your learning. You’ll get all the support you need too, with tutors and mentors at the University and on placements.
You'll also have access to our Clinical Simulation Centre, which replicates clinical environments for education and training.
Our Clinical Simulation Centre replicates clinical environments for education and training. These include two, four-bedded bays to simulate a hospital setting, dedicated paediatric and maternity facilities, including a special care baby unit, an intensive care environment and an emergency department with a fully equipped ambulance simulator.
The University prides itself on the support it gives to students on its nursing degrees, both practically and emotionally. Every student has a personal tutor and a module supervisor. During clinical placements students are fully supported by a qualified supervisor who acts as a ‘mentor’.
The University of South Wales is an NMC Approved Education Institution (AEI). Successful completion of this Midwifery course allows you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified (registered) midwife.
Gain experience on clinical placements in a number of local health boards, each lasting several weeks.You’ll work alongside registered practitioners to care for patients with multiple and complex care needs. You will be fully supported by a qualified midwife, who acts as a mentor throughout your placement.
Midwives have the opportunity to work in different healthcare settings and gain experience in all aspects of caring for mothers and babies. They can develop their midwifery career in many different ways: as a clinical specialist, a consultant midwife or in management as a head of midwifery services or supervisor of midwives at local authority level.
Our state of the art Clinical Simulation Centre is set up to replicate an acute care NHS environment, providing realistic clinical facilities for students on our Midwifery degree. We have advanced birthing and maternal simulators that can simulate various stages of pregnancy, including birth, and breech presentations.
Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Midwifery courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.
Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.
With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life, night life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside.
Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise.
Meet friends for life, join clubs and societies, experience campus life, benefit from a huge array of facilities and equipment and study a course that will shape the rest of your life.
Dedicated onsite and online support, advice and mentoring will ensure you're heard and supported. Our support services are at the forefront of addressing the challenges that modern-life brings.
Employability is at the heart of everything. So much so that a lot of our teaching is informed by what happens in the real world and the skills you’ll need for your chosen career.
Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This allows you to gain a qualification recognised in your profession, such as an ACCA or LPC.