When you study for a Midwifery BSc at the UEA you are choosing a challenging and fascinating career. Midwifery is unique because it is the only profession that focuses solely on the care of pregnant women and their families throughout the whole childbirth experience - from early conception, through labour and in the early stages of motherhood.
This means you will need a very special set of skills. A midwife is invariably the first healthcare professional a pregnant woman encounters, so it goes without saying that excellent communication skills, sensitivity and a sympathetic approach are essential. You will need to respond effectively to the needs of pregnant women and be a reliable and constant source of care and advice during what is probably the most important time of their lives.
It is also vital that you are adaptable, because midwifery is an ever-changing profession and you will be always be teaching, learning and working in a wide variety of settings. In this demanding role you will need to be highly motivated and committed, with a mature attitude and a team player, but also able to work under your own initiative. Its a lot to ask, but the rewards are immense.
Midwives are in demand, so your career prospects are excellent. You will have the chance to work in a diverse range of healthcare environments, from clinical settings, hospitals, the community and birth centres. Wherever you go you will have job satisfaction and the enviable role of bringing new life into the world time after time.
There is a government strategy to address the national shortage of midwives, in addition this course is the main source of recruitment of qualified midwives for local Trusts.
On successful completion of the programme, the student will be eligible to apply for entry to the Register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (statutory) and apply for midwifery posts within the EU, in both national organisations such as the NHS and private environments. For experienced graduate midwives committed to developing the midwifery profession opportunities exist for career progression through a range of clinical and managerial roles, increasingly there is scope to move into more specialist leading roles related to childbearing, e.g. lead midwife for diabetes and antenatal assessment.
By studying for a Midwifery degree at the UEA you will be part of a highly competitive course that will prepare you both academically and clinically. We are extremely proud of our teaching methods and our staff are passionate about their subject. It is this commitment to excellence that has earned the UEA Nursing School a place in the Top 10 in the Times and Guardian league table.
Our facilities are second to none, with all the latest interactive, hi-tech equipment, situated on the south side of the campus next to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. We are especially proud of the support we give our students. You will be assigned your own personal mentor and qualified professional who will be there every step of the way to guide you through the course.
Clinical placements are key to the course to ensure you receive hands-on experience as soon as possible. These are not 9-5 placements and you will be expected to do shift work.
Students will have practice placements at one of three local NHS Trust hospitals based in Kings Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Norwich. A preference to these placement sites will be discussed during the selection process.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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Our admissions criteria include: a clear understanding of the profession ideally with relevant voluntary or paid work in health care; an interest in people; a strong academic attainment and a broad academic base at GCSE level.
We do not consider Apprenticeships, NVQs (Any Level) or Level 3 Diplomas (Previously NVQs) as meeting the minimum academic entry requrements, although these can be used as evidence of recent study.
No work experience is required.
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