Midwifery at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

Course summary

Why study Midwifery at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • £5,000 per year NHS grant for students usually domiciled in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, plus an extra £2,000 for students with child dependents
  • 95% of graduates entered employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (Unistats 2018)
  • 50% work-based learning, 50% theory - a great combination!
  • Examination of the Newborn (NIPE screening standards) fully embedded in the programme
  • UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Accreditation
About your course The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Midwifery at Liverpool John Moores University includes extensive opportunities for you to complete supervised clinical practice in one of our affiliated NHS Trusts within Merseyside and Cheshire. Plus you will gain further training using our on-campus clinical practice suites. Our course curriculum was recently redesigned and revalidated in line with the new NMC 2020 midwifery education standards, so you can be sure you're getting the most current teaching and learning experience. We want our graduates to be confident, competent and skilled practitioners capable of working independently and as part of a team leading practice and the profession. LJMUs new clinical practice suites will enable you to train on-campus using hospital-standard facilities, including virtual patients and a state-of-the-art birthing simulator. The Suites show a patient's journey from a home environment through to rehabilitation. They cover a range of areas with the latest clinical equipment for simulations and clinical skills development in child nursing, adult and mental health nursing, paramedic practice, social work and midwifery. This environment will help prepare you for the rigours and realism of actual practice, giving you the confidence to deal with real service users in the NHS, private and voluntary settings. Professional accreditation/links The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) works with partner organisations to set and maintain high standards of nursing and midwifery education across the UK. The Midwifery course at LJMU has been approved and is monitored by the NMC to make sure that the education and training on offer meets the NMC standards. Successful completion of this degree allows you to apply for registration on the Nursing and Midwifery Register. This course is accredited by UNICEF as having attained Baby Friendly Initiative status. This international accreditation ensures that our students are prepared for practice to assist mothers and families giving consistent advice based on best evidence and ensures a gold standard of teaching and learning around breastfeeding and infant feeding within the curriculum.


Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework. We know that all students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods, including:

  • assignments
  • seminar and case study presentations
  • group assessment tasks
  • e-learning
  • learning packages
  • unseen exams
  • reflective portfolios
  • clinical practice assessments
  • research critiques
  • critical analysis of a case scenario
You will be offered feedback at various points during the course and support will be readily available from your individual module tutors should you need advice or guidance at any time. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please be aware that demand for LJMU's Midwifery degree is extremely high. Our recruitment quota is capped at 40 places. As we usually receive around 1,300 applications, we strongly advise you to ensure your application is carefully tailored to clearly address all of the entry and shortlisting criteria. We shortlist applicants based on current qualifications, predicted grades, references and personal statement. Your application will be rejected if you do not have healthcare experience. We are looking for evidence of a commitment to midwifery and individualised woman centred care. Midwifery involves working individually and as a member of a team with an aim to provide support and education (including public health) to women/birthing persons and their families during the childbirth continuum. Applicants need to demonstrate knowledge of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Above all, we want students who are committed to providing high quality evidence-based care, holistic practices and support for women/birthing persons, with a strong desire to continually develop and improve their skills as a midwife and clinical practitioner. You must demonstrate an understanding of autonomous midwifery practice, excellent communication and time management skills, the ability to work flexible shift patterns and to combine academic study with clinical practice and a strong commitment to succeed. Please note: due to the volume of applications, amendments will not be accepted once an application has been submitted. Applicants are advised to make sure each section is completed correctly prior to submission. Due to the popularity of the course we are unable to accept applications for future intakes and deferrals are not permitted.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Applicants with a firm offer will be required to complete an online Occupational Health assessment to ensure they are fit for practice.


Successful applicants will be invited to attend an online interview.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants who meet the entry requirements must complete an online assessment. Successful candidates will then be invited to interview.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

Sponsorship information

Please see our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/discover/fees-and-funding/bursaries-and-scholarships

Midwifery at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS