Swansea University

Swansea University

Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice

Students will build on and enhance their midwifery knowledge, clinical reasoning and decision making skills. The resulting abilities of independent thinking and autonomous practice are highly desirable for midwives seeking career development opportunities. Students will acquire the cognitive and metacognitive skills which underpin advanced clinical reasoning and decision making. Work-based education enables midwives to engage in theoretical analysis of practice in the workplace, which can only be of benefit to a positive and proactive culture in the clinical environment. Midwives completing the programme will have developed as autonomous learners who can think more critically and apply theory, experience and academic literature to the development and enhancement of their practice.

Entry requirements

Students will be required to be NMC registered midwives who are graduates. Requirements regarding clinical experience will be individual; however, most midwives would expect to consolidate their practice as a newly qualified midwife. Admission to study, for most applicants, will be based on agreement from the student�s employer in relation to funding or study leave.

Course modules

Modules typically include: Starting your professional development; professional midwifery practice portfolio; leadership and professional issues in midwifery; developing expertise in the supervision of midwives; policy influences on your practice; assessing your current practice; how the evidence base can help you change your practice; how can I make a change in practice; advancing your own practice; teaching and learning in practice; professional practice in sexual and reproductive health.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,750 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Human and Health Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 606677