University of Huddersfield

Midwifery Studies BSc Hons

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 centers, midwife-led units, labour suites, antenatal/postnatal wards, as well as in the community.
  • We’ll help you learn how to provide individualized 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.

Entry Requirements

ABBat A Level including a Biological Science, but excluding General Studies. 

128UCAS tariff points from a maximum of three Level 3 qualifications including an A Level Biological Science at a minimum grade B and excluding General Studies

DDMin BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

In addition, you must have completed 12 years of general education and have GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

Career Prospects

You'll spend between 24 and 27 weeks each year undertaking compulsory clinical practice where your learning will be facilitated and assessed by experienced practising midwives. An exciting range of placement opportunities are available for student midwives including midwife led units, birth centres, labour suites, antenatal/postnatal wards, community midwifery, neonatal care and surgical experience. Placements are usually undertaken within local NHS Trusts, however in Year 3 you may have the opportunity to arrange and undertake an elective midwifery placement.

Our graduates have gone on to work as midwives within the National Health Service in a variety of roles, including community and hospital-based midwifery.

Course Details

Year 1

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

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

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

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