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University of Huddersfield

Midwifery Studies

UCAS Code: B720

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

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.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

and the remainder credits at Merit. The course must contain 18 credits in a Biological Science.

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).

UCAS Tariff

128

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.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Midwifery

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.

The Government has announced that from September 2020 new and existing students studying this course will be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the Government's website (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year?utmsource=Weekly%3A+Policy+bulletin+subscribers&utmcampaign=72985ca48b-EMAILCAMPAIGN201912170913&utmmedium=email&utmterm=0f0569fed7f-72985ca48b-282405321) and the Council of Deans Frequently Asked Questions (https://councilofdeans.org.uk/2019/12/new-student-support-arrangements-for-healthcare-students/?utmsource=Weekly%3A+Policy+bulletin+subscribers&utmcampaign=72985ca48b-EMAILCAMPAIGN201912170913&utmmedium=email&utmterm=0f0569fed7f-72985ca48b-282405321).

As an External Examiner for the Midwifery BSc(Hons) course at the University of Huddersfield, I have found the course team to be a delight to work with, and the relationship with them has been a real partnership. The course is engaging and provides students will all the professional attributes and clinical skills they will need. Therefore, upon successful completion of the programme, they are ready to practice as a Midwife once registered with the NMC. The course team encourage, support and engage with the students to help them achieve their maximum potential. Feedback from students, throughout my tenure, has invariably been positive. The skills of particular staff have been mentioned for the manner in which they have inspired students, giving them a glimpse of the Midwife they hope to become. The impact of such positive role modelling cannot be underestimated in preparing students for future employability. ~ Carol Mashhadi, External Examiner for Midwifery Studies BSc(Hons).

Professional links and accreditation:
This course is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (http://www.nmc.org.uk/).

Whilst studying this course you are not currently required to register as a member with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), however you must follow their codes of conduct.

Modules

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:
Promoting Normality in Complex Situations
Preparing for Effective Midwifery Practice
Preparing for Parenting
Midwifery Research Project

Assessment methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£17,000
per year
International
£17,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Government has announced that from September 2020 new and existing students studying this course will be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the Government's website (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year?) and the Council of Deans Frequently Asked Questions (https://councilofdeans.org.uk/2019/12/new-student-support-arrangements-for-healthcare-students/).

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Health Sciences (HDHS)

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.

87%
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

89%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B

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.

£21,692
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Protective service occupations
1%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Nursing and midwifery

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

£26k

£26k

£26k

£26k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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