The Midwifery course starts each September and there are three modules per year running between September and December, January and March/April, April/May to July/August.
Dates vary from year to year but students have two weeks’ annual leave at Christmas, one week at Easter and four weeks non-university time during the summer.
Small student cohorts allow for a personal learning experience. The degree is comprised of blocks of study and practice and teaching will take place through lectures and seminars, discussion groups, role play and simulation exercises. This is supported by teaching in clinical practice from clinical teachers and mentors.
Clinical visits by tutors for one-to-one tutorials in practice maintain the close links between the Midwifery team in the College and our practice partners.
Here is a full list of term dates
Students are assessed through written assignments, examinations, and practical assessment or OSCEs. Assessment in clinical practice is made through a clinical portfolio and grading of practice
We have the full support of many healthcare providers and are able to offer a wide range of clinical placements in South West Wales so students get used working independently, in the community or in hospitals and birth centres through south and west Wales
These are usually arranged as near to the student’s place of residence as possible. In order to experience variety, all students will be expected to travel within west Wales at different stages. Bed and breakfast accommodation will be provided if necessary.
When not on work placements, students will be taught at Swansea University’s main campus.