City University London

Course Introduction

This degree prepares students for a challenging and 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. The BSc (Hons) Midwifery at City has an innovative and responsive course design and curriculum. Students are supported by hi'tech facilities including a simulated ward where they can prepare for work in a hospital environment. Our students are highly employable, with graduates starting on an annual average salary of '29,500. The course is delivered by academics who are leaders in the field of midwifery. The School was formerly known as the St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery; our students continue to benefit from the legacy of this 120 year partnership. 60% of course time is spent gaining practice experience through clinical placements. This takes place in settings such as hospitals, birthing centres, clinics, clients' homes and GP surgeries, working with a diverse and complex population. Students gain a unique work experience through clinical placements in London's leading hospitals and community settings such as Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Course Modules

Year 1 core modules: orientation to midwifery programme; health and society (midwifery); essentials of applied human biology in midwifery; introduction to the delivery of professional midwifery; introduction to practice knowledge and skills in midwifery. Year 2 core modules: progressing professional midwifery knowledge; excellence in midwifery practice, pathology and related pharmacology; psychological and sociological perspectives of professional midwifery practice. Year 3 core modules: consolidating professional midwifery knowledge; leadership, ethics and law within professional midwifery practice; developing professional autonomy and leadership in midwifery; literature review project (midwifery).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Foundation / access qualification
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCCC-ABBBBB
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • Tariff 128
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • CRB check required

Key Course Information

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57% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 23%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 97%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

95% Go on to work and/or study

18% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 19%

Total Coursework: 66%

Total Practical: 15%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation