Midwifery (with registration as a midwife) at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

This course prepares you for practice as an autonomous midwife in the maternity services. Leadership and research skills are at the centre of our curriculum to support your career development. Course Description Midwives are autonomous practitioners who work in a range of roles and settings. The role requires strong leadership. As a midwife, you’ll be recognised as an expert in supporting, advising and advocating for women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum care. You’ll become a highly educated and skilled midwife, who is able to deliver and progress evidenced-based research and holistic midwifery care to women and their families. Leadership is at the centre of our curriculum, so we can give you the tools you need to qualify as a registered midwife with the potential for career development in several areas including management, leadership, consultancy, educational and research roles. The course leads to registration at masters level. In preparation for practice as an autonomous midwife in the maternity services, our course emphasises active learning, with a particular focus on

  • developing critical thinking and expert knowledge
  • personal and professional reflection
  • research awareness
  • leadership
  • education that is aligned to meet the UNICEF-UK Baby Friendly Initiative Standards
  • Collaborations
Clinical practice is provided in the following trusts
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHSFT (Jessop Wing)
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHSFT
  • Barnsley Hospitals NHSFT
  • Rotherham Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Please see https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/2022/midwifery-registration-midwife-msc#modules

Assessment method

We use a variety of assessment methods, including examinations, essays, task-based assignments, presentations, clinical skills and a clinical practice portfolio.

How to apply

International applicants

Course not currently open to international applicants.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, as well as GCSE grades 4/C in English, Maths and Science. Applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential are also encouraged to apply. Please note that the course does not accept international students. IELTS grade 7 with minimum of 7.0 in speaking, reading and listening and 6.5 in writing or equivalent. If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

You'll receive an occupational health screening, immunisations and a DBS check on our professional programmes. These will be covered by your tuition fee. We recommend that you subscribe to the DBS update service within 30 days of your disclosure being issued (which you would need to pay for). You would need to pay for any additional DBS checks that may be required if you do not subscribe to the DBS update service. Clinical placements are a compulsory element of the degree, which means that there will be an additional expense for travel and accommodation (where applicable). If you are a UK student you will be able to apply for reimbursement for excess travel expenses and dual accommodation costs for placements (i.e. in order to claim, the total cost of your daily return travel from your normal accommodation to your practice placement site must exceed the cost of your usual daily return travel to university). If you travel to placement in your own motor vehicle, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate insurance cover for all risks associated with its use (i.e. this includes obtaining business use on your insurance policy). This cannot be reimbursed. For EU and international students the additional placement costs will be self-funded.
Midwifery (with registration as a midwife) at University of Sheffield - UCAS