Everything you need to know...
- Gain the skills you need to provide compassionate midwifery.
- Become a knowledgeable and respectful midwife.
- Learn to 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.
100% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating, with 97% in highly skilled employment or further study (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey).
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
The course is designed to promote independent, lifelong learning – with half of the programme spent in study and half on a clinical placement You’ll learn with, from and about students from other health and social care courses. These experiences give you both 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
- Oxford Medical Simulation virtual reality software for remote or on-campus learning
Course leaders and tutors
I am a senior Midwifery lecturer, Lead Link Lecturer and a link lecturer for Rotherham where I support students on placement
On this course you’ll be given opportunities across a range of clinical settings. After your first year you’ll rotate to a different Trust, and then return to the first Trust in your third 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 of choosing a module that allows you to work nationally or internationally.
You’ll be able to take part in a range of activities with students from other health and social care courses. These activities are designed to improve your employability skills – such as the Hallam Leadership Award, which helps you prepare to become a future midwifery leader.
This course prepares you for a career in
- clinical midwifery
- specialisms such as smoking cessation, bereavement care, perinatal mental health, sonography, substance misuse and teenage pregnancy
- consultant midwifery, with specific responsibility for leading and developing midwifery services
- management positions in clinical midwifery, such as a lead midwife or head of midwifery services
- research midwifery
- further study, such as health visiting and masters and doctoral education
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in
- hospital and community midwifery environments
- health centres
- GP surgeries
- the armed forces
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- a range of clinical midwifery placement environments
- our purpose-built Robert Winston Building
- simulated practice, such as mock birthing facilities
- technology-enhanced learning
- clinical skills laboratories
We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.
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).
- Distinction overall from a T level qualification including a grade B from the Core.
- Other Level 3 qualifications equivalent to GCE A level are also considered.
- 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
• 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.
• FdSc Professional Practice in Health & Social Care - If you are in the process of completing or have successfully completed the above programme at one of our partner colleges (Sheffield College, Barnsley College, Chesterfield College, North Lindsey College, University Centre Rotherham, Manchester College, Stockport College and Doncaster College) and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional within the Health & Social Care sector, we would welcome an application from you via UCAS to start in year 1.
• Other equivalent qualifications are considered individually, and include previous degrees that are grade 2.2 or above.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.
Helping your application succeed
Experience of interacting with members of the public from a range of backgrounds in different settings is essential when applying to a health or social care course. This is so you will have an understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care. It is important to be able to understand and explain how your experiences relate to the activities and qualities which are required for the profession at your interview.
You must provide a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution with your UCAS application.
If your application is shortlisted you will be required to complete an additional task before being considered to attend an interview. This task is to produce and submit a 2 minute (maximum) video answering the following questions:
Tell us what you know about the profession, and why do you want to join?
View our interview guidance to ensure you understand the interviews process and how you can prepare for this.
Course enrolment - professional requirements
Before enrolling you must fully declare the following information on the pre-admission declaration forms provided during the admissions process:
- unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on unfiltered offences please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website.
- involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments
- involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations
- enrolment on a health or social work professional course at another University
Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Record Check
- you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check prior to or during the enrolment week of your course. This will be provided by the University free of charge.
- you will need to present valid identity documents (PDF) (PDF, 38.1KB) as part of the application process
- if you have lived outside of the UK for more than six consecutive months in the last five years you must provide an overseas criminal record check. Further information on obtaining an overseas criminal record check.
- where your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate contains any recorded information you must present this to the Professional Issues Team within ten working days of receipt of the certificate.
Occupational Health Screening
You will need to undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. As part of this assessment you are expected to provide all relevant, truthful and accurate information to ensure a safe environment for yourself and service users.
You must undertake a programme of immunisations as required by the Department of Health and meet the immunisation and immunity requirements of placement providers. This will be provided by the University free of charge. Please obtain details of your immunisation history from your doctor so you can submit this during your Occupational Health Screening.
After completing the above professional checks, if you reside in the UK it is important for you to make every reasonable attempt to attend a Pre-Course Day event to undertake the next stage of the professional requirements for your course. The pre-course day is also a good opportunity to meet fellow applicants on the health & social care courses who will be starting their studies at the same time as you, as well as some current students and teaching staff. We will look forward to welcoming you on the day.
Other professional suitability information
Your full enrolment on your course will be confirmed when the Professional Issues Team have verified that your Enhanced DBS Disclosure (and overseas criminal record check where relevant) indicates that you are suitable to work with vulnerable groups including children and clearance from your health screening has been received.
If your personal circumstances change in relation to any of the professional requirements, from when you apply to the end of your course, please tell the Professional Issues team immediately by calling 0114 225 5637 or emailing HWB-Professional-Issues@shu.ac.uk.
We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions, learning difficulty or disability you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the Health and Care Professions Council standards of proficiency and take part without disadvantage both in University and on placement.
You can contact our disability coordinator on 0114 225 2588 to explore any issues you may have, or you can contact our university disabled student support team on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom).
The Disability Disclosure booklet provides information for students on health and social care courses and will help you understand the importance of disclosing your disability at the earliest possible stage. This is so you can be assessed for the support you may require to succeed on the course.
Our open days give you an opportunity to chat to our teaching staff and current students. You can explore the campus and view our facilities, as well as asking any questions you may have. To book your place at one of our open days, please follow this link University open days.
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
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.
Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.
|Module: Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Establishing Midwifery Practice||Credits: 40||
|Module: Personal And Professional Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Sciences For Professional Midwifery Practice||Credits: 40||
|Module: Assessing And Addressing Complexity||Credits: 40||
|Module: Complex Challenges In Midwifery And Neonatal Care||Credits: 20||
|Module: Enhancing Midwifery Practice||Credits: 40||
|Module: Evidence And Enquiry For Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Leadership||Credits: 20||
|Module: Strengthening Professional Midwifery Practice||Credits: 40||
|Module: The Advancing Professional||Credits: 40||
|Module: Working With Complexity In Practice||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year.
If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Health and social care funding
£5,000 maintenance grant is available to fund your studies. Additionally, payments of up to £3000 per year may also be available, eligibility applies.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Nursing and midwifery courses (PDF, 259.3KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.