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    This is a new masters degree course in Midwifery, which will provide individuals who already have a relevant bachelors degree with the opportunity to undertake a midwifery course leading to registration at masters level.

    If you have no previous nursing qualification:

    You are required to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Pregnancy and Childbirth prior to commencing the master's in midwifery. This is the first year of the 3-year programme. Applications are submitted online through UCAS (course code B793)

    The master's programme comprises the second and third years.

    Midwives are the primary healthcare professionals in normal pregnancy and childbirth: they provide health and parent education, carry out antenatal and post-natal assessments, and support mothers and families through pregnancy and after the birth. They also provide care during labour and birth in a variety of settings, including homebirth.

    Throughout the course, you will benefit from an interprofessional approach to learning in which some modules will be shared with other health and social care students. This type of learning will help to prepare you for work in the current health care environment.

    Other study options

    * BSc (Hons) Midwifery (pre/post-qualification)

    Why Brookes?

    * We have a large and dedicated building in Oxford (Marston Road) and a campus in Swindon (Ferndale), equipped with state-of-the-art classroom and clinical skills simulation suites and resources.
    * We have our own osteopathic clinics: Mill Court in Headington, Oxford and at Ferndale Campus in Swindon, offering a full range of osteopathic treatments to students, staff, NHS staff and the general public.
    * Our courses are open to a wide range of health and social care professionals providing highly-flexible continuing professional development (CPD) study opportunities with part-time, full-time and mixed-mode options (including opportunities for e-learning, blended and distance learning).
    * We support multi and interprofessional learning and teaching, and many of our courses are either fully multiprofessional or offer excellent opportunities for shared learning.
    * Our lecturers are experienced in their specialist practice areas and maintain excellent practice links with those areas locally or across the region.
    * Many of our lecturers have reputations for excellence and have established links with colleagues, organisations and institutions at national and international levels.
    * We have a strong research profile, with experienced researchers working in established areas of cancer care, children and families, drug and alcohol, physical rehabilitation and enablements, and interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
    * Oxford Brookes is rated internationally excellent across a broad range of subjects in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). 70% of our research in Allied Health Professions and Studies was rated as being of international significance, of which 10% was rated as world-leading.
    * Oxford Brookes is a student-centred institution that is fully committed to each individual achieving their potential. To support this, we offer a broad range of student support schemes to facilitate learning and development
    * We have an excellent track record of high levels of student satisfaction, low student attrition rates and high employability.

    Course length

    Full-time: Three years or 21 months (post experience route)

    The following midwifery courses are offered:-

    * a three-year masters degree for those with a bachelor's degree but no previous health care experience
    * a 21-month, post-experience masters degree for adult nurses registered with the NMC who have completed a bachelor's degree.

    The course will be taught alongside the well established and highly regarded BSc (Hons) Midwifery course offered by Oxford Brookes University.

    Working at masters level, you will focus on developing a knowledge base in midwifery, which is woman centred, evidence based and strongly underpinned by research.

    During Year 1, you will undertake a graduate diploma and then progress onto the masters route for Years 2 and 3. You may be able to enter directly into Year 2 if you already hold an honours degree qualification in Adult Nursing.

    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.

    Teaching, learning and assessment

    In health and social care no professional group works in isolation. Oxford Brookes teaches a very wide range of pre-qualification and foundation courses including health and social care, all branches of nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, osteopathy, 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 offer a very friendly and supportive environment in which to learn; we consistently receive very 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 very 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.

    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.

    Midwifery (Pre-registration) (MSc)

    Applications for the first stage of this Masters pathway (the Graduate Diploma) will be through UCAS. This will be open for applications for a start date of September 2012.

    You will then apply via UKPASS during the first year of the course for entry onto the Years 2 and 3 of the masters course. A place would be automatically granted, contingent on successful completion of the Graduate Diploma.

    Apply for this course through UKPASS.

    UK requirements for international applications

    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.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Three year master's degree: * Bachelor's degree normally with a classification of 2:2 or above * A-level or equivalent in a biological science (Biology or Human Biology). * 5 GCSEs, including Mathematics, English Language and a science subject (ie Chemistry or Biology) at grade C or above (or equivalent) * All applicants must be screened for fitness to practise * An enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check will be made.Post-experience 21 month masters degree: * 5 GCSEs, including Mathematics and English Language * Bachelor's degree * All applicants must be registered on Part 1 (adult) of the NMC register * All applicants must be screened for fitness to practise and will be required to take an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and from both genders.You may be able to enter directly into Year 2 if you already hold an honours degree qualification in Adult Nursing. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 80 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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