What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
ABB - including a biological science. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree courses.
DDM Edexcel National Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health with a minimum of 4 units in biological sciences).
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.
% applicants receiving offers11%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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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 â??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.
The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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