City, University of London

Midwifery City, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate


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City's BSc Midwifery degree prepares students for a rewarding career as a midwife. Students combine theoretical study with clinical experience in a range of settings, working with London’s diverse populations in leading hospitals and community settings. City is ranked 2nd in London for subjects allied to medicine (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) and career prospects are excellent; 100% of our graduates go on to employment or further study within 6 months of graduation (Unistats).

This course is designed for students looking for a rewarding career supporting women and their families through pregnancy and childbirth. Graduates of the BSc Midwifery degree are eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and will be qualified to practice as a midwife in the UK and overseas (additional qualifications may be required in some countries)

Students benefit from outstanding teaching, facilities and practice placements at London’s leading hospitals and trusts. Teaching is a combination of classroom based theory, simulated practice in our specialist Clinical Skills Centre and clinical placements.

The course is taught by academics who are registered midwives with a diverse range of experience over many specialist areas within the midwifery profession. Many of our academic team are actively involved in research, generating new knowledge which directly affects today’s practice and the curriculum of this course.

Our graduates secure employment with trusts including Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation.

Course details


Year 1: In the first year of study, professional knowledge and an understanding of the midwife's role are developed, working in partnership with women and multidisciplinary teams. Core modules include: Foundation skills for midwifery practice; Developing skills for caring in normal midwifery practice (practice experience); Introduction to human biology; Public health, midwifery and healthy communities; Using evidence in midwifery practice; An introduction to professional midwifery practice.

Year 2: In the second year, using evidence in midwifery practice, students develop their identity as a midwife. Wider issues such as women's health and the public health role of the midwife are covered. Students will be able to recognise the value and importance of working within a multi-professional team to ensure the best possible outcome for women and babies when complexities arise. Core modules are studied alongside elective modules. Core modules include: Reproductive biology, pathology and pharmacology; Developing relationships in midwifery practice; Developing skills for midwifery practice; Skills for co-ordinating complex midwifery care (practice experience).

Year 3: In the final year students gain competence in caring for women who choose to have midwifery-led care, including home birth, as a mode of delivery. Students are also supported to develop autonomy and accountability as a midwife. Core modules include: Developing autonomy in midwifery practice (practice experience); Leading and managing in professional midwifery practice; Dissertation.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used, depending on module choices these may include:

  • Essays
  • Practice Assessment Document
  • Case studies
  • Written examinations (short answer questions, multiple choice questions, seen scenario)
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
  • Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL)
  • Dissertation
  • Projects
  • Drug Calculations
  • Critique of research
  • On-line quizzes and activities
  • Self-assessment on-line activities.

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code B715
Institution code C60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 points
A level ABB Typically ABB or a combination of 'A' levels and other relevant qualifications. In addition to five passes at grade 4 (C) GCSE, including English and Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Health and Social Care or Science-related subject. In addition to five passes at grade 4 (C) GCSE, including English and Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Access to HE Diploma in a Nursing, Midwifery, Health, Science, or Social Care subject NOT Nutrition or Paramedic Studies. Full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at Level 3 including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit. Applicants must also hold GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (4) or above at the point of application to the programme.

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Literacy and Numeracy at Key Stage Level 3 standard. Practice tests are available at:

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Fees and funding

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