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

    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

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • 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

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.

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.

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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

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.