University of Sheffield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Midwifery (Postgraduate Entry)

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Course summary

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 This course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council – the professional regulatory body for nurses and midwives. Your programme is 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice. Modules show you how to apply theory to practice so you can learn how to be a safe and effective midwife. Once registered, you’ll be ready to assume the responsibilities and accountability of a registered midwife. We use a range of learning and teaching strategies so that you progressively acquire subject-specific knowledge, understanding and skills, as well as wider generic and postgraduate skills. You’ll develop your skills through a variety of learning and teaching activities, including high-fidelity patient simulation training. Teaching methods include lectures, skills workshops, seminars, group and individual tutorials, and independent learning and reflection. We also use supervised clinical practice. This develops your practice through supervision and assessment of the required clinical skills, which you’ll record as part of your portfolio. We often invite guest speakers, including service users and carers. In addition to these visits, we use videos, patient stories and narratives and reports as teaching material.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This is a postgraduate programme which requires completion of an undergraduate degree for entry

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Course not currently open to international applicants.

Entry requirements

Qualification 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.

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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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The annual fee for your course includes a number of items in addition to your tuition. If an item or activity is classed as a compulsory element for your course, it will normally be included in your tuition fee. There are also other costs which you may need to consider. Further guidance can be found via Tuition fees and additional costs for 2022 entry have not been confirmed. Please use 2021-22 information as a guide.
Midwifery (Postgraduate Entry) at University of Sheffield - UCAS