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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

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

  • 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, in order 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 are subject to availability

Core modules

  • 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 1. Module content includes patient handling updates, infection control updates, and promoting and supporting breastfeeding, according to the Baby Friendly Initiative Standards.

  • 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.

  • 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 acquire skills to critique them.

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • 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.

  • 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 of the Newborn (NIPE).

  • 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.

"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

16%

50%

34%

Second year

10%

51%

39%

Final year

16%

50%

34%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

20%

8%

72%

Second year

22%

20%

58%

Final year

17%

83%

Our teaching staff

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.

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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per year*
  • International: £16,600 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation.

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.

 

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.