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Undergraduate

BSc Midwifery

You want to be the difference for mums and their babies at their most vulnerable. Learn the skills and develop the confidence you need to be a life-changing midwife here.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Entry requirements

120 points

A Level grades: BBB

UCAS code

B720

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Start date

Course overview

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.

6 reasons to study Midwifery at Hull

  1. Learn in the award-winning Allam Medical Building#
  2. 100% graduate employability rating
  3. 96% rating for overall student satisfaction
  4. Approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  5. 50/50 time split between classes and placements
  6. Excellent job prospects in the NHS and overseas

What you'll study

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.

First year modules

  • Core

    Introduction to Midwifery

    This module introduces you to a number of the key transferable skills for professional practice. In association with the Practice 1 module, the module will equip you with the skills needed to prepare for academic study and clinical work expectations and requirements.

    Communication

    This module provides student midwives with the foundations to become effective and responsive communicators. You'll be introduced to communication theory and develop your knowledge of various aspects of the midwife-mother relationship.

    Practice Module 1

    This module aims to provide you with a theoretical underpinning to learn the role of the student midwife in a clinical environment. You'll learn essential midwifery skills such as measuring and recording vital signs and how to administer medicines safely, as well as studying health and safety measures.

    Human Anatomy and Physiology (Midwifery)

    You will be introduced to the normal physiology of the human body and its related anatomy, with particular reference to women's anatomy and physiology. This module uses the concept of homeostasis to provide you with the foundational knowledge and understanding of how the human body maintains normal function. This will help you to develop clinical competence.

    Practice Module 2

    Develop your knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a midwife. You'll study the development of the embryo and fetus, the anatomical and physiological changes of pregnancy and theoretical aspects of intrapartum and postpartum care.

Second year modules

  • Core

    Introduction to Ill Health

    In recognition that childbearing women enter pregnancy with many pre-existing clinical conditions, this module is designed to equip you to recognise, interpret, treat and manage ill-health conditions in women of childbearing age. This will provide you with necessary insight into the broader health care needs of the childbearing population.

    Public Health, Society and Midwifery

    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 and the roles of midwives.

    Practice Module 3

    Practice Module 3 aims to introduce you to many essential skills needed for midwifery and builds on the numeracy and drug calculations learned in year one. Module content includes patient handling and infection control updates, as well as promoting and supporting breastfeeding according to the Baby Friendly Initiative standards.

    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.

    Practice Module 4

    Develop advanced clinical skills, simulating clinical practice in the cutting edge facilities of the Allam Medical Building. You'll be introduced to the process of developing evidence-based practice guidelines, protocols and policies, and you'll acquire skills to critique them.

Final year modules

  • Core

    Childbirth 2

    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, as well as making the professional, clinical judgements which midwives need to make.

    Practice Module 5

    This module combines practical experience on clinical placement with theory days in the University. You'll develop the skills needed to facilitate care for the woman and her family where there are complexities of pregnancy and birth.

    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 (NIPE) of the newborn.

    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 6

    Prepare to undertake the roles and responsibilities of a midwife. The evidence-based practice approach aims to assist you in clinical decision making, explaining and giving a rationale for your clinical practice. You'll consolidate your midwifery skills and prepare for professional practice.

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

How you'll study

To meet NMC requirements, you’re expected to study for no less than 4600 hours over 3 years. This is organised over 45 scheduled weeks of study in two learning periods per year, with additional time scheduled for assessment and holidays.

Overall workload

50%

Theory

50%

Practice

Indicative assessment proportions

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.

Overall workload

50%

Theory

50%

Practice

Indicative assessment proportions

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.

Overall workload

50%

Theory

50%

Practice

Indicative assessment proportions

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.

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Entry Requirements

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

  • 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, with an overall score of 60%)

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.

Please note, this programme is open to Home/EU students only.

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. 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.

Our teaching staff

  • Dr Angela Poat
    Lecturer/ MSc Midwifery Programme leader/ Module leader/ Academic Support Tutor
    Catriona Jones
    Senior Research Fellow in Maternal and Reproductive Health/ Lecturer in Midwifery
    Debbie Crickmore
    Lecturer in Learning Disability and Programme Director for BSc Nursing (Learning Disability)
  • Jayne Walker
    Lecturer and University Certificate Programme Director
    Julie Flint
    Midwifery Lecturer
    Lisa Lachanudis
    Lecturer in Midwifery and Programme Director for Professional Midwifery Advocate
  • Louise Lewis
    Lecturer
    Lynda Bateman
    Midwifery Lecturer/ Programme Director - BSc / PGDip Midwifery (Short Programme)
    Mary Dearing
    Lecturer in Learning Disability
  • Nicky Clark
    Senior Lecturer, Lead Midwife for Education, Subject Head of Midwifery and Child, and Deputy Admissions Tutor
    Dr Penny Grubb
    Lecturer
    Rhona Williams
    Lecturer/ Member of Athena SWAN for the Faculty of Health Sciences

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Fees & funding

Home / EU

£9,250 per year*

International

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

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. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy 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 and food – to name just a few. 

Attainment
Scholarship

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points

from three A levels or equivalent, you could receive a reward of

£1,200

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Midwife

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.

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A place where we stand up to kings, do deals with the world and take a wrecking ball to the slave trade. A place where culture stands out and the phone boxes are a different colour. A place where we're free-thinking, independent and proud of it.

#The Allam Medical Building won the 'Buildings That Inspire' category in The Guardian’s University Awards 2018

†Percentage of students in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018

‡Overall satisfaction score for this subject (National Student Survey 2019, HEIs)