University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Midwifery Studies

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Course summary

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PLEASE NOTE - this course has no vacancies for September 2020. However, we are accepting applications for March 2021. To apply for March 2021 please select ‘deferred entry’ in UCAS Apply 2020 Our Midwifery Studies degree is designed to help you become a competent, confident and autonomous practitioner with the knowledge and skills to pursue a successful career. Learning from experienced midwives and gaining real-world experience in a variety of healthcare settings, you’ll be able to prepare to make a difference in the lives of women and their families.

  • The course is designed by midwives for midwives and regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • You’ll undertake clinical placements throughout the course in a range of settings including birth centres, midwife-led units, labour suites, antenatal/postnatal wards, as well as in the community
  • We’ll help you learn how to provide individualised care for the mother and baby throughout pregnancy, labour, childbirth and the early days of parenthood.
  • You’ll be encouraged to build your communication and interpersonal skills alongside the theoretical and practical learning
  • You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from Service Users and Carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group
Many different cultural, social and health-related influences affect child-bearing women. On this course, we know just how important it is for student midwives to learn about midwifery in context, to gain a broad perspective on the delivery of care and to be supported by enthusiastic lecturers who know exactly what it’s like to be a midwife. Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to build excellent knowledge of the theory of midwifery. Across all areas of teaching, we focus on the promotion of normality, health and the safe management of pregnancy, to ensure the best possible outcomes for parents and the newborn.

Course details


Year 1 Core modules: Biological Sciences for Midwifery Introducing Midwifery Practice Introduction to Evidence – Based Practice in Midwifery Principles of Midwifery Care Psycho-Social and Policy Aspects of Midwifery Practice Year 2 Core modules: Developing Skills and Competence in Midwifery Practice Evidence Based Midwifery Practice Public Health Aspects of Midwifery Practice Supporting Women with Complex Needs in Pregnancy and Childbirth Year 3 Core modules: Midwifery Research Project Preparing for Effective Midwifery Practice Preparing for Parenting Promoting Normality in Complex Situations

Assessment method

Assessment will involve a combination of coursework, practice/competency based learning and examination, including portfolio work to support practice modules, individual and group presentations, conference presentations, poster presentations, oral examination, OSCE, essays and workbooks. Midwifery mentors liaise with academic staff, providing the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge in the practice setting, which is then graded. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 128 points from a maximum of three Level 3 qualifications including an A level Biological Science at a minimum grade B and excluding General Studies. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses. Alternatively a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is acceptable.
A level ABB including a Biological Science, but excluding General Studies. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in Health and Social Care (with a minimum of 4 units in Biological Sciences).
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma with at least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and the remainder credits at Merit. The course must contain 18 credits in a Biological Science.

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Grade B. In addition, you must have completed 12 years of general education and have GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. You should have: * The ability to demonstrate that you have a broad understanding of the role of the midwife and midwifery practice * Relevant work experience that enables you to discuss and provide evidence of transferable skills, which will help you meet the requirements of the role and midwifery practice. This should also enable you to demonstrate an understanding of women’s needs and that you have ‘customer facing’ skills for example communication and team work * Offers will be subject to an interview. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record * Candidates for whom English is not the first language are required to have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 6.5 overall and no less than 6.0 in any component (academic or general test) * You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You will be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination * You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course -

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £16900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fee includes NHS placement Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here - Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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