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Midwifery (Postgraduate Entry)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Midwifery

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.

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Nursing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
36%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
A

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
65%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Therapy professionals
12%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
8%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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.

£29k

£29k

£25k

£25k

£30k

£30k

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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Lower entry requirements
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