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Faculty of Health Sciences

MSc Midwifery

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2023/24

Start in September

Qualification Full time
MSc 3 years

About the course

With a 50/50 split between clinical practice and scheduled classes, our student midwives gain the skills and self-confidence to support women throughout pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period.

You'll learn in the cutting-edge facilities of our award-winning new Allam Medical Building on this programme which boasts a 100% employability rating†.

By graduation, you'll be a qualified midwife – capable of providing a safe and satisfactory experience for the childbearing woman, her baby and family.

What you'll study

Your time is split 50/50 between theory and practice. Simulated practice in our fully equipped Allam Medical Building alongside placements in local NHS Trusts and other care environments is integral to this programme.

When allocated a placement, you’ll be expected to work a variety of shifts to experience 24/7 care.

Theory sessions take place at the University and include lectures, seminars, workshops, enquiry-based learning, self-directed study and simulation.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be fully supported by midwifery academics, practice educators and mentors.

Year 1

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

  • Being an accountable, autonomous, professional midwife

    Become equipped with the skills needed to prepare for academic study and begin to develop your knowledge of the professional issues and interpersonal communication underpinning midwifery practice.

  • Essential skills for midwifery: 1

    Learn essential midwifery skills for antenatal and postnatal care, such as measuring and recording vital signs and assessing the newborn after birth.

  • Safe and effective care

    Learn about care of physiologically normal pregnancy and birth and the anatomy and physiology that underpins this, whilst gaining a greater understanding of the wider context of childbirth.

  • Essential skills for midwifery: 2

    Learn essential midwifery skills for promoting maternal health, and develop your competence at administering medications.

  • Universal care

    Learn more about working in inter-professional teams. Further develop your communication skills and inclusivity and diversity and learn more about the anatomy and physiology of the healthy human body.

Year 2

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

  • Speaking out for health

    Understand how health, lifestyle and social factors affect an individual’s life chances. Learn more about how midwives can promote health amongst the whole spectrum of society.

  • Essential skills for midwifery: 3

    Learn essential midwifery skills for supporting infant feeding, advanced medication administration and systematic examination of the newborn.

  • The delivery of care in complex pregnancy and birth

    Become equipped with the knowledge and skills to recognise, interpret, treat, and manage ill health and complications in the childbearing period.

  • Essential skills for midwifery: 4

    Learn essential midwifery skills for more complex midwifery care including obstetric emergencies.

  • Additional care: the neonate

    Learn about more complex care for the neonate, how to identify, monitor and refer where appropriate. Gain the understanding and skills to carry out a full physical examination of the newborn.

  • Practice 2: contribution to care

    Contribute to antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and neonatal care under supervision. Undertake caring and midwifery specific skills and bring theory and practice together.

Year 3

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

  • Promoting excellence: the midwife as colleague, scholar and leader

    Learn about the professional context of the midwife in practice, and how to summarise evidence and implement it into practice.

  • Essential skills for midwifery: 5

    Learn advanced essential midwifery skills, including communication, for caring for critically ill women and dealing with emergency situations.

  • Essential skills for midwifery: 6

    Learn advanced essential skills for midwifery practice in areas around postnatal care, perinatal mental health and breast feeding.

  • Supportive cultures and education

    Learn how to work autonomously and explore what it means to practice as a registered midwife. Become prepared for teaching in others in practice.

  • Practice 3: the proficient midwifery practitioner

    Consolidate your practice and demonstrate your proficiency in all areas of midwifery practice. Undertake caring and midwifery specific skills and bring theory and practice together.

Where you'll study

Blended between Hull Campus and work placements. 

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Hull Campus

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"The way the course is set out there is a lovely balance between placement, theory and modules. It was the right choice for me."

Ella Kirk

Fees and funding

  • Home£9,250
  • International£12,000

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Our postgraduate taught options prepare professionals to deliver safe and compassionate care underpinned by the latest research and evidence.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from 'bite-size' taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree in any subject

GCSE: English (Language or literature), Maths, and Science at Grade 4 or C (or above)

Applicants should have undertaken recent study (within the last 3 years) at level 2 or above.

For applicants whose first language is not English, we require IELTS Level 7 in every element.

Applicants must be able to work in the UK without restriction and must not require a student visa

In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria (excluding Social Work).

International students

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall, with 7.0 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

By the end of your course, you’ll be ready to undertake the responsibilities of a health practitioner.

Most of our graduates go on to work in the NHS – but others find positions overseas, in private practice, in the social services, the pharmaceutical industry, the armed forces, the prison service or in specialist areas such as drug rehabilitation.