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Faculty of Health Sciences

Midwifery (Short Programme)

UndergraduateBSc (Hons) Available in Clearing

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What you'll study

Qualified nurses can take the extra step to become a qualified midwife on this short course.

First year

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

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Facilitating Normal Childbirth 1

    The increasing rates of intervention in childbirth cause much debate and the current medical model for childbirth is much criticised. This module helps you focus your knowledge and skills on women-centred care when pregnancy and birth are physiologically normal.

  • Public Health and Midwifery 1

    This module considers maternal and infant health using a population approach. Aspects of epidemiology and demographics will be used to demonstrate the influence of various medical, social and political factors on the health of families. You'll explore the midwives role as a public health professional in relation to health promotion, health education, screening, prevention, support and treatment.

  • Practice Module S1

    This module introduces you to the role of the midwife in the provision of maternity care and facilitates the transition to professional practice in midwifery. This is the first of the three practice modules and supports the transition from nurse to Student Midwife.

Second year

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

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Becoming a Midwife 1

    Develop clinical decision-making skills required to practice autonomously as a lead professional responsible for delivering care that is safe, and clinically effective across integrated health and social care settings. The module allows you to meet the expectation that professionals will base their decision-making on research evidence and best practice guidelines.

  • Practice Module S3

    This module prepares you to undertake the role and responsibilities of the midwife. There is an evidence based practice element which aims to assist your clinical decision making, explaining, and giving a rationale for practice. This is the final practice module in which you will consolidate your midwifery skills and prepare for professional practice.

  • Complexities in Childbirth 1

    Complicated childbirth and emergency scenarios will be discussed, together with the role of the midwife when these emergencies occur. The module focuses on supporting the woman and her family, together with the professional, clinical judgements which midwives need to make.

  • The Neonate 1

    This module helps you identify factors that predispose the neonate to ill health, recognise deviations from normal health and initiate appropriate monitoring, care and referral for compromised or sick neonates. You can undertake additional education and practice to become qualified in the Neonatal and Infant Physical Examination of the Newborn (NIPE).

  • Practice Module S2

    This module aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of complications which occur during childbirth. There will be a particular focus on complications, and you will facilitate individual care for the woman and her family where there are special needs, pre-existing medical conditions or complications of labour and/or birth.

"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

This shortened programme in midwifery is for adult nurses on the NMC register at level 1. On it, you'll gain the skills and self-confidence to support women during the various stages of pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period.

  • Learn in the superb facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with simulated neonatal wards and operating theatres.
  • 100% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018).
  • Our courses are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the College of Operating Department Practitioners and the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • A 50/50 split between time spent in classes and on full-time mentored clinical placements.
  • Career opportunities across the UK’s NHS trusts, as well as overseas locations like New Zealand.

At the end of the course, you'll be a qualified midwife, capable of providing a safe and satisfactory experience for the childbearing woman, her baby and family. You can also study this programme at Postgraduate Diploma level.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

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.

Allam Medical Building Hull Campus

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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

During Clearing we look at all of your qualifications and experience, not just your academic grades – you're more than just letters on a page!

Some courses do still have requirements such as previous study in your subject area, or specific GCSE grades. Others have additional requirements such as an interview or a satisfactory DBS check.

Please call us now on 01482 462238 to find out if we have a course that’s suitable for you.

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

Students apply for a student loan for fees, however there will be a training grant for the duration of the programme from Higher Education England which equates to a basic band 5 salary. Students must be live on the NMC professional register as an Adult Nurse to be eligible for this.

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.