Postgraduate Taught

Midwifery (Short Programme)

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A midwifery student practising on a ward while a tutor watches on
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A midwifery student practises on a dummy baby in a simulated neonatal ward
If you’re a qualified adult nurse and want a career in midwifery, this Masters course is for you.
Your degree is split equally between academic learning and clinical practice – with a different placement every semester.
You’ll be taught by practising midwives and leading researchers in our state-of-the-art, award-winning facilities.
Develop practical skills through simulated practice in our £28-million Health Campus which includes a midwifery-led birthing unit.
A midwifery student standing outside the allam medical building on campus
A midwifery student practising on a ward while a tutor watches on
A group of health students in various uniforms walking in front of the Allam Medical Building
A midwifery student practises on a dummy baby in a simulated neonatal ward

This fully accredited two-year Masters course is suitable for adult nurses on the National and Midwifery Council register that want to develop the skills to become a life-changing midwife.

Your time will be split between learning on placement and within our state-of-the-art Allam Medical Building. You’ll develop the knowledge and confidence to make a difference for mums and their babies at their most vulnerable. And graduate as a qualified midwife.

  • Graduate as a qualified midwife

  • Get paid £5k a year

    through the NHS Learning Support Fund 1

  • Learn hands-on

    with a different placement every semester

  • Award-winning facilities

  • Nursing & Midwifery Council

    accredited

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Course overview
Module options

About this course

With a 50/50 split between clinical practice and scheduled classes, you’ll learn how to support women throughout pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period.

You’ll learn in some of the UK’s finest facilities within our £28-million Health Campus. Taking part in simulated practice, you’ll develop practical skills in our award-winning clinical learning environment which includes a midwifery-led birthing unit, hospital ward, intensive care unit and resuscitation unit.

We work closely with Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Every semester you’ll get to take a placement in local Trusts and other care environments. This includes the opportunity to experience round the clock care working a variety of shifts.

You’ll develop your understanding of essential theory in lectures, seminars, workshops, enquiry-based learning and self-directed study. Throughout your studies you’ll be supported by midwifery academics, practice educators and mentors. And you’ll graduate as a qualified midwife.

Choose your modules

Each year, you’ll study modules worth a certain number of credits, and you need 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits – so you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more. In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Some modules are compulsory, some are optional, so you can build a course that’s right for you.

Initial midwifery practice

Learn the fundamentals of legal, statutory and ethical practice of a midwife and their role in public health. Discover more about midwives’ role in antenatal postnatal and intrapartum care.

Core20 credits

Fundamental skills for midwifery

Learn essential skills for midwifery practice including antenatal, postnatal, infant feeding and pharmacology skills.

Core20 credits

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.

Core20 credits

Essential skills for midwifery: 4

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

Core20 credits

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.

Core20 credits

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.

Core20 credits
6 Modules

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.

Core40 credits

Essential skills for midwifery: 5

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

Core20 credits

Essential skills for midwifery: 6

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

Core20 credits

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.

Core20 credits

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.

Core20 credits
5 Modules

This course is accredited by

Entry requirements

What do I need?

Typical offer
2:2 in relevant subject area

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree or postgraduate qualification in Adult Nursing.

Additional entry requirements for this course

Applicants should also:

  • Be an adult nurse live on the NMC professional register
  • Have undertaken recent study within the last three years

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.

What do I need?

Typical offer
2:2 in relevant subject area

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree or postgraduate qualification in Adult Nursing.

Additional entry requirements for this course

Applicants should also:

  • Be an adult nurse live on the NMC professional register
  • Have undertaken recent study within the last three years

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.

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 no less than 7.0 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

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.

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

Fees & funding

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PCs on campus, but you may want your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PCs on campus, but you may want your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

Take a look at our facilities

Neonatal Ward

Train in realistic conditions and prepare for clinical practice in the safe and constructive environment of our neonatal ward.

Birthing Unit

Get hands-on in our midwife-led unit and practise a range of scenarios with our state-of-the-art birthing simulator.

Operating Theatre

Develop the skills and confidence to work in a surgical setting with our on-campus mock operating theatre.

Health Campus

Our home for the healthcare professionals of the future. Equipped with a simulated hospital ward, intensive care unit, resuscitation unit and more.

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Allam Medical Building Operating Theatre
Allam Medical Building First Floor
Ella Kirk, Midwifery student

Future prospects

We combine classroom learning with practical experience so when you graduate, you’ll be a qualified midwife ready to go straight into a professional health setting.

There’s a strong need for qualified midwives so you’ll graduate with skills that are in demand. Our graduates go onto roles in the NHS, as well as overseas or in private practice.

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Your next steps

Like what you’ve seen? Then it’s time to apply.

Make your application online now, and our admissions team will get back to you as soon as possible to make you an offer.

Not ready to apply?

We regularly deliver virtual and on-campus events to help you discover your perfect postgraduate course, whether it’s a subject you already love or something completely different. Our events are an opportunity for you to chat to tutors and current students and find out about the career options a postgraduate degree could lead to.

You may also be interested in…

  1. The NHS Learning Support Fund provides a grant of at least £5,000 for each year of study for UK students of a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including Midwifery. You don't need to pay this back, and you can get in addition to a student loan. Further details are available on the NHS Business Services Authority

All modules presented on this course page are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

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