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Faculty of Health Sciences

Midwifery

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: B720

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Introduction to Midwifery

  • Communication

  • Practice Module 1

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (Midwifery)

  • Practice Module 2

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Introduction to Ill Health

  • Public Health, Society and Midwifery

  • Practice Module 3

  • Facilitating Normal Childbirth 1

  • Practice Module 4

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Complexities in Childbirth 1

  • Practice Module 5

  • The Neonate 1

  • Becoming a Midwife 1

  • Practice Module 6

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

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More about this course

At the University of Hull, our School of Health and Social Work has strong engagement with patients, people who use services, their carers and friends, ensuring our programmes remain contemporary and relevant. Our professors’ research strengths in midwifery, and in maternal and sexual health, are applicable at all levels. Your degree is split 50:50 between classes and full-time mentored clinical placements with Hull and East Yorkshire, or North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS FoundationTrusts.

Through clinical practice and scheduled classes, Midwifery students at Hull gain the skills and self-confidence needed to become a key member of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals. You are supported by an experienced team of staff who are dedicated to producing high quality health practitioners.

On completion of the programme, you will be a qualified midwife capable of providing a safe, competent and satisfactory experience for the childbearing woman, her baby and family.

Applicants wishing to study for the 85 week Midwifery programme can see further details here.

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
Independent

First year

14%

50%

36%

Second year

15%

50%

35%

Final year

16%

50%

34%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

21%

4%

75%

Second year

5%

31%

64%

Final year

17%

83%

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.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

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

  • 120 Tariff Points from three A Levels (or appropriate Level 3 qualifications e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma)

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • 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. 

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 30 points.
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DDM in relevant subject(s).
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 30 Level 3 graded credits at distinction in a health related subject.
  • Alternative maths – Functional Skills L2 Maths
  • Alternative science – BTEC First Diploma – Pass
  • University of Hull Certificate in Practice Skills for Health and Social Care (60 credits at Level 4 in appropriate subjects)

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview. Applicants are required to take a literacy and numeracy test on their interview day and only applicants who pass the test with the required score go on to have their interview. An annual Good Health and Good Character declaration must be completed and a Disclosure and Barring Service check is also required.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

120 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

Fees and funding

Future Prospects

The aim of the programme is to develop a midwife who is able to deliver the best possible care to women and their families.

It provides opportunities for students to develop their full potential and fosters commitment to continuing education. Graduates at the end of the programme will be ready to undertake the role and responsibilities of the midwife.

Midwives leave the Faculty and go on to the wide range of career opportunities available for them. Students are prepared to work anywhere in the UK and throughout the world. 100% of full-time students on this programme find employment or progress to further study within six months of finishing their course (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2017).

With an extensive portfolio of NHS-funded continuing professional development opportunities, students can expect to maintain their relationship with their ‘alma mater’- all midwives need to be able to mentor the next generation of midwives so the mentorship module is usually the first port of call. From then midwives can study at master’s level using our flexible framework to undertake education in key areas of practice.