The BSc Midwifery will enable graduates to pursue a career in this sector although some diversity into the fields of public health, sexual or family health.
SQA Highers: BBBC including English with science subjects preferred plus Mathematics at National 5 / Intermediate 2 / Standard Grade Credit Level.
GCE A-Levels: CCC (Science subjects preferred) plus Mathematics, English Language & English Literature at GCSE Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate: H3H3H3H4 including English with science subjects preferred plus Mathematics at Ordinary Level.
SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Any subject considered however Care & Administrative Practice preferred plus Higher English and Mathematics at National 5 / Intermediate 2 / Standard Grade Credit Level.
SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Any subject considered however Care & Administrative Practice preferred plus Mathematics at National 5 / Intermediate 2 / Standard Grade Credit Level.
FETAC – Level 5 FETAC with 5 modules at distinction.
In partnership with women, midwives promote and maintain health and prevent ill health in the mother and baby by means of empowerment, informed choice and health education.
Guest speakers form part of the programme and students have benefitted from lectures by Maureen McSherry, Consultant Midwife, NHS Lanarkshire; Joanna Greenock, NES Project Midwife, Compassionate Connections; and Dr Mary Rose Davie, NES Project Manager on the history of midwifery.
An introduction to midwifery through health and public
health concepts, parenthood issues and the professional role of the midwife.
You will study midwifery knowledge and clinical practice through life sciences,
caring skills, professional skills and personal development.
You are introduced to midwifery practice in relation to
medical, obstetric and social factors that render childbirth high-risk and
involves critical care and care of the newborn.
A return to normal midwifery care to explore the themes
of education and management. Module subjects include evidence-based practice, concepts
of family and parenting, vulnerable lifestyles and international midwifery. You
will also undertake an individual project.
Graduates can register with the Nursing and Midwifery
Council as a Registered Midwife. You can work as a Registered Midwife within a
hospital or community setting in the UK or in EU countries. Job opportunities are
excellent and starting salaries attractive. Most graduates work in midwifery
although some diversify into the fields of public health, sexual health and
The programme is 50% work-based experience, which is
assessed and has academic credit. You will develop your skills in clinical
practice by working as part of a multi-disciplinary team within large and small
hospitals in urban and rural locations. Clinical placements are located in NHS
Greater Glasgow and Clyde; Highland; Lanarkshire; Dumfries and Galloway; and
Ayrshire and Arran Health Board areas.
You may study abroad while gaining credit towards your
degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations.
The programme carries UNICEF’s UK Baby Friendly
Initiative accreditation for ensuring midwifery students are equipped with
knowledge and skills to advise breastfeeding mothers.