Faculty of Health Sciences

Midwifery (Short Programme)

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Facilitating Normal Childbirth 1

  • Public Health and Midwifery 1

  • Practice Module S1

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Becoming a Midwife 1

  • Practice Module S3

  • Complexities in Childbirth 1

  • The Neonate 1

  • Practice Module S2

"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

Please note, this programme is also available to study at Postgraduate Diploma level. 

This shortened programme in Midwifery is ideal for students who are adult nurses on the NMC Register at level 1. This programme is full-time and commences in February each year.

At the University of Hull, our Faculty of Health Sciences 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 or Post Graduate Diploma is split 50:50 between classes and full-time mentored clinical placements with Hull and East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS trusts or at Leeds Hospitals.

Applicants must therefore be able to work in the UK without restriction and we are unable to admit students who require a student visa.

You will receive experience in a range of maternity care settings, including clients' homes, community clinics, hospitals and midwifery led birth units. 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 3 year Midwifery programme, please click here.

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

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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

  • Adult nurse live on the NMC professional register
  • Currently employed as an adult nurse
  • Recent study within the last three years
  • 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

International students

If you require a Tier 4 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. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

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.

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Fees and funding

The short programme BSc (Hons) and PGDip in Midwifery will be fully funded by Health Education England for the February 2018 intake which means that all course fees are paid and the students will be salaried for the duration of the programme.

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.