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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Nursing
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
99% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.7k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

128 UCAS points from A levels , including at least 40 points from a natural science (such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or Social Science (Psychology or Sociology)or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (including suitable natural or social science modules). We do not accept AS Levels. We do not accept General Studies

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

A dynamic, stimulating and challenging course that prepares you for the real world of twenty-first century midwifery.Study to become a midwife in facilities described by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as ‘a beacon for the future development of health education in this country’. You develop all the skills needed to provide essential support, care and advice for women and their families during pregnancy, labour, birth and afterwards. What you study Year one concentrates on childbirth as a normal and healthy life event. You work on developing your skills and confidence in recognising normal situations. Year two focuses on the care and management of more complex cases. In this year you move on to more advanced midwifery practice where you develop skills in managing the abnormal situations in midwifery and referring as appropriate. Year three blends all previous experiences in readiness for management of a small caseload of women and practice beyond registration as a midwife. In your final year, you also write a research proposal, where you develop your specialist understanding and analytical skills by investigating a topic relating to midwifery. The assignment is based on a topic of your choice. This provides an opportunity for you to explore complex and sometimes contentious issues for mothers and midwives, for example women’s decision making around their childbirth experiences. Facilities We provide modern facilities to help you develop clinical skills and specialist knowledge for your career. You study in our purpose-built Robert Winston Building on Collegiate Campus. Its clinical suites include mock birthing facilities that simulate the home or hospital environments in which you learn and work. This makes it easier to make the links between theory and practice in the real world with confidence. Placements and work experience Practice-based learning is central to your development, and you spend 50% of each year on clinical placements in a hospital or community setting with Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley or Doncaster and Bassetlaw trusts. By learning this way, you will find that your academic study supports your learning in clinical practice. You are provided with a mentor to help develop your skills. At least two of the above trusts provide your practice placements. This helps to broaden your experiences and increases your employability. To complete your practical training, you carry out a 12-week placement in the community with a small caseload, supported by your midwife mentor in your final year. Professional recognition This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them. You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a midwife in the UK.


**Year one modules** • midwifery foundation for practice 1 • midwifery foundation for practice 2 • midwifery foundations for pregnancy • midwifery foundations for labour and birth • midwifery foundations for postnatal care • foundations for effective collaborative practice (interprofessional module) **Year two modules** • midwifery advancing practice 3 • midwifery advancing practice 4 • midwifery challenges for pregnancy • midwifery challenges for labour and birth • midwifery challenges for postnatal care • developing capability for effective collaborative practice (interprofessional module) **Year three modules** • midwifery consolidating practice 5 • midwifery consolidating practice 6 • midwifery management and leadership • midwives as educators • midwifery research and evidence • enhancing quality of services through effective collaborative practice (interprofessional module) **Year one placements** • labour ward • the community • postnatal ward **Year two placements** You develop the clinical skills to support and care for women who have deviations from normal or complicated pregnancies, labour or postnatal periods. Placement areas include • labour ward • neonatal unit • theatre recovery • antenatal ward • postnatal ward • labour ward • community **Year three placements**• labour • community • caseloading • ward management experience

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 76% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
90% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
25% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
342 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% MED
Average graduate salary £21.7k LOW
Graduates who are nursing and midwifery professionals


Graduates who are caring personal services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
19,890 nursing qualifications were awarded in 2015, making it much the most popular degree in the country. Despite that, we have a serious shortage of nurses - estimates suggest that we're over 20,000 nurses short - that is only set to continue. So it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same — they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management, and with nurses in such demand, there are always going to be options for you. Do be aware that even this doesn't necessarily guarantee you can get the exact nursing job you want exactly where you want though - some flexibility in type of job and location will still help your career.
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