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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

Typical offer

120 points

A Level grades: BBB

UCAS code

B720

Choose an option

Start date

From August 2020, students studying this course will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year. This doesn't need to be paid back and is in addition to any financial support received through your student loan.

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.

Learn more about your course in our subject sessions

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Midwifery

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Six 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

    Being an accountable, autonomous, professional midwife

    Become equipped with the skills needed to prepare for academic study and begin to develop your knowledge of the professional issues and interpersonal communication underpinning midwifery practice.

    Essential skills for midwifery: 1

    Learn essential midwifery skills for antenatal and postnatal care, such as measuring and recording vital signs and assessing the newborn after birth.

    Safe and effective care

    Learn about care of physiologically normal pregnancy and birth and the anatomy and physiology that underpins this, whilst gaining a greater understanding of the wider context of childbirth.

    Essential skills for midwifery: 2

    Learn essential midwifery skills for promoting maternal health, and develop your competence at administering medications.

    Universal care

    Learn more about working in inter-professional teams. Further develop your communication skills and inclusivity and diversity and learn more about the anatomy and physiology of the healthy human body.

    Practice 1: participation in care

    Participate in antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and neonatal care under direct supervision on placement. Undertake caring and midwifery specific skills and bring theory and practice together.

Second year modules

  • Core

    Speaking out for health

    Understand how health, lifestyle and social factors affect an individual’s life chances. Learn more about how midwives can promote health amongst the whole spectrum of society.

    Essential skills for midwifery: 3

    Learn essential midwifery skills for supporting infant feeding, advanced medication administration and systematic examination of the newborn.

    The delivery of care in complex pregnancy and birth

    Become equipped with the knowledge and skills to recognise, interpret, treat, and manage ill health and complications in the childbearing period.

    Essential skills for midwifery: 4

    Learn essential midwifery skills for more complex midwifery care including obstetric emergencies.

     

    Additional care: the neonate

    Learn about more complex care for the neonate, how to identify, monitor and refer where appropriate. Gain the understanding and skills to carry out a full physical examination of the newborn.

    Practice 2: contribution to care

    Contribute to antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal and neonatal care under supervision. Undertake caring and midwifery specific skills and bring theory and practice together.

Final year modules

  • Core

    Promoting excellence: the midwife as colleague, scholar and leader

    Learn about the professional context of the midwife in practice, and how to summarise evidence and implement it into practice.

    Essential skills for midwifery: 5

    Learn advanced essential midwifery skills, including communication, for caring for critically ill women and dealing with emergency situations.

    Essential skills for midwifery: 6

    Learn advanced essential skills for midwifery practice in areas around postnatal care, perinatal mental health and breast feeding.

    Supportive cultures and education

    Learn how to work autonomously and explore what it means to practice as a registered midwife. Become prepared for teaching in others in practice.

    Practice 3: the proficient midwifery practitioner

    Consolidate your practice and demonstrate your proficiency in all areas of midwifery practice. Undertake caring and midwifery specific skills and bring theory and practice together.

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 over three trimesters 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

Typical offer

  • A level grades BBB

  • BTEC grades DDM

  • Points required 120

Work out your estimated points

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.

Worried you don’t quite meet our entry requirements?

We consider experience and qualifications which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

If you have any questions, our admissions team will be happy to help.

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.

Worried you don’t quite meet our entry requirements?

We consider experience and qualifications which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

If you have any questions, our admissions team will be happy to help.

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 at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7.0 in the reading, listening and speaking sections. 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.

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Take a tour of the facilities

Take a 360-degree look at some of the amazing simulated neonatal facilities in our award-winning Allam Medical Building.

Fees and funding

UK

£9,250 per year*

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

The fees shown are for 2021 entry. The fees for 2022 have not yet been confirmed and may increase.

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan of up to £9,488 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

Students studying this course will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year. This doesn't need to be paid back and is in addition to any financial support received through your student loan. 

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. 

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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You can apply for this course through UCAS. As well as providing your academic qualifications, you’ll be able to showcase your skills, qualities and passion for the subject.

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#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 15 months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2017/18, published by HESA 2020.

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