University of Huddersfield Midwifery

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University of Huddersfield Midwifery

Midwifery Studies BSc (Hons)

This course provides the opportunity for you to: * Develop knowledge, practical and communication skills, as you’ll be taught by enthusiastic and experienced midwife teachers. * Work with women and their families in a wide range of practice settings including birth centres, midwife led units, community and obstetric units. * Undertake practice placements, which were rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Midwives work in partnership with women and their families during life changing times of preparing for parenthood. A midwife is often the first and main contact for women during pregnancy. They provide support to women throughout labour, birth and the early days of being parents. Based upon individual women and family needs, midwives work as part of a multidisciplinary team with other health and social care professionals to meet the specific needs of mothers. If you’ve a keen interest in women’s health and a commitment to family centred care, coupled with a desire to make a difference in people’s lives, then being a midwife may be ideal for you. This course, which was designed by midwives for the training of midwives, emphasises the promotion of health and the safe management of pregnancy, to ensure the best possible outcomes for parents and the newborn. We will also help you to learn how to provide individualised care for the mother and baby throughout pregnancy, labour and the period after childbirth. The course aims for you to become an autonomous practitioner, who is confident and competent in the theory and practice of midwifery. You’ll undertake a variety of clinical placements where you’ve the opportunity to gain an insight into the different cultural and social influences upon child-bearing women and a broad perspective on the delivery of midwifery care.


Year 1: core modules: Biological Sciences for Midwifery; Introducing Midwifery Practice; Professional Development and Research 1; Principles of Midwifery Care; Psycho-Social and Policy Aspects of Midwifery Practice.

Year 2: core modules: Developing Skills and Competence in Midwifery Practice; Public Health Aspects of Midwifery Practice; Research 2; 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; Research 3.

Assessment Methods

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.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
SQA Advanced Higher This qualification is accepted but no typical grades have been provided
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