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Midwifery

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Midwifery students training on a dummy

Why Study Midwifery?

Our close partnership working with practice partners ensures that our Bachelor of Midwifery programme at Bangor University will prepare you to be a midwife who is able to provide exemplary midwifery care. You’ll be educated in a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rated higher education institution, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, by expert midwifery educators and by experienced practitioners from our practice learning partner organisations.

Student nurses in training

Career Opportunities in Midwifery

Midwives often describe their job as 'privileged'. The role they have in preparing women for the delivery of new life makes them a vital presence during all stages of pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period. Once registered, midwives can use their qualification to work in other health care settings such as special baby care units (SCBU). Some midwives become specialists in areas such as diabetes or public health and perinatal mental health. There are also opportunities to work in research and education.

 

Our Research in Midwifery

Our team supervises postgraduate degrees including master's students, and two of our team supervise PhD students.  Our areas of research focus on active offer of homebirth, fathers’ involvement during labour, optimal care for survivors of sexual violence, women’s experiences of induction of labour, what works to support student midwives in in the learning environment, use of a co-production design method to improve birth experiences, cervical screening, development of a fetal surveillance package for midwives in Lesotho and the impact of using the Welsh language on birth experiences. 

Our research groups are all part of the Bangor Institute for Health and Medical Research (BIHMR). We are building on BIHMR’s success in REF 2014 to sustain and grow excellence in health, medical and social care research. We conduct research of the highest standard, with UK and international impact that contributes to improvements in local health and healthcare, as well as making an impact across Wales, the United Kingdom and internationally.

Top 10

Top 10 in the UK for Research

Complete University Guide 2021; Times Good University Guide 2020

95%

of research either internationally excellent or world-leading

Research Excellence Framework (2014)

Top 20

(out of 94) in the most recent assessment of Research Quality

Research Excellence Framework (2014)

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