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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information** Course Summary

  • Learn the skills that will help you to be a knowledgeable, respectful and compassionate midwife
  • Care for women, newborn infants and their families
  • Respond to increasing complexity in antenatal care
This is an exciting and innovative course covering all aspects of 21st-century midwifery. You’ll learn to practise as the lead professional for the care of women and newborn infants, partners and families, as well as working in integrated care teams. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course is designed to promote independent lifelong learning, with half of the programme spent in study and half spent on a clinical placement You’ll learn with, from and about students from other health and social care courses. This ensures you have a sound basis in midwifery and an understanding of how other professionals contribute to health and social care services. You learn through
  • practice placements
  • lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials
  • practical sessions
  • independent learning
  • technology-enhanced learning
  • Oxford Medical Simulation virtual reality software for remote or on-campus learning.
Applied learning Work placements On this course you’ll be given opportunities across a range of clinical settings, rotating to a different Trust every year. You’ll work both in hospitals and out in the community, with our placement partners there to support you at every step. As part of your clinical practice, you’ll be allocated a small group of expectant mothers as part of your caseload. This means you get to experience the long-term challenge of providing quality care to a mother and her newborn, including being on call for the birth. In your second year, you’ll also have the option to take an elective module that allows you to work nationally or internationally. Networking opportunities You will also be able to take part in a range of activities with students from other health and social care courses designed to improve your employability skills, such as the Hallam Leadership Award,which helps you prepare to become a future midwifery leader.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 Module:Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing 20 Module:Establishing Midwifery Practice 40 Module:Personal And Professional Development 20 Module:Sciences For Professional Midwifery Practice 40 Year 2 Module:Assessing And Addressing Complexity 40 Module:Complex Challenges In Midwifery And Neonatal Care 20 Module:Enhancing Midwifery Practice 40 Module:Evidence And Enquiry For Practice 20 Final year Module:Professional Leadership 20 Module:Strengthening Professional Midwifery Practice 40 Module:The Advancing Professional 40 Module:Working With Complexity In Practice 20

Assessment method

Coursework Practicals Exams

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is only open to home students. We are currently not accepting applications from international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

FdSc Professional Practice in Health & Social Care - If you are in the process of completing or have successfully completed the above programme at one of our partner colleges (Sheffield College, Barnsley College, Chesterfield College, North Lindsey College, University Centre Rotherham, Manchester College, Stockport College and Doncaster College) and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional within the Health & Social Care sector, we would welcome an application from you via UCAS to start in year 1. • other equivalent qualifications are considered individually, and include previous degrees that are grade 2.2 or above.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

You will need to undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. As part of this assessment you are expected to provide all relevant, truthful and accurate information to ensure a safe environment for yourself and service users.


If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to an online interview. To confirm your identity on the day please bring a valid form of photo ID with you, preferably a passport or photo driving licence. If your application is shortlisted you will be required to complete an additional task before being considered to attend an interview. This task is to produce and submit a 2 minute (maximum) video answering the following question: 'Tell us what you know about Midwifery and why do you want to join this profession?’


Experience Experience of interacting with members of the public from a range of backgrounds in different settings is essential when applying to a health or social care course. This is so you will have an understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care. It is important to be able to understand and explain how your experiences relate to the activities and qualities which are required for the profession at your interview. Reference You must provide a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution with your UCAS application. Course enrolment - professional requirements Before enrolling you must fully declare the following information on the pre-admission declaration forms provided during the admissions process: unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on unfiltered offences please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website. involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations enrolment on a health or social work professional course at another University Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Record Check You will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check prior to or during the enrolment week of your course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. you will need to present valid identity documents as part of the application process if you have lived outside of the UK for more than six consecutive months in the last five years you must provide an overseas criminal record check. Further information on obtaining an overseas criminal record check. where your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate contains any recorded information you must present this to the Professional Issues Team within ten working days of receipt of the certificate.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in all skills

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Midwifery at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS