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Sheffield Hallam University

Midwifery

UCAS Code: B720

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15

Approved Access to HE Diploma in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course. Normally we require 15 of the level 3 credits to be graded at distinction level with 12 of these distinctions from science or social science units.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents* Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents* Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents* *GCSE Maths equivalents • maths equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk *GCSE English equivalents • english equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk *GCSE Science equivalents • OCR Science Level 2 • science units gained on a Level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma Qualification • science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits gained at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3) • science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

UCAS Tariff

128

From A levels including at least 40 points from a biological science or BTEC National qualifications with biology modules. We do not accept AS Levels or general studies. For example: ABB at A Level including biology or human biology. DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma from a relevant subject(s).

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Midwifery

- 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. The course leads to professional registration as a midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

**How you learn**

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

**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.

Modules

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
Compulsory modules
Foundations For Effective Collaborative Practice 20
Midwifery Foundations For Labour And Birth 20
Midwifery Foundations For Postnatal Care 20
Midwifery Foundations For Practice 40
Midwifery Foundations For Pregnancy 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Developing Capability For Effective Collaborative Practice 20
Midwifery Advancing Holistic Practice 40
Midwifery Challenges For Labour And Birth 20
Midwifery Challenges For Postnatal Care 20
Midwifery Challenges For Pregnancy 20
Year 3
Compulsory modules
Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice 20
Midwifery Consolidating Holistic Practice 40
Midwifery Management And Leadership 20
Midwifery Research And Evidence 20
Midwives As Educators 20
Theory/Practice Hours - Nursing And Midwifery -

Assessment methods

Examinations
Coursework
Case studies
Presentations

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Midwifery

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Midwifery

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

98%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,909
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Welfare professionals
0%
Health professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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