- 25 June 2021
- 4 min read
Top Midwifery Universities UK
Find the right university to apply for your midwifery degree course. An A-Z of every university offering a midwifery course in the UK. (Updated 25th June 2021.)
Courses will award you a BMid (Bachelor of Midwifery) on successful completion.
Which are the best universities to study Midwifery?
Deciding on the best university for your studies is about much more than rankings.
You’ll need to factor in where you actually want to study, the kind of location you’d enjoy living in, and much more besides.
However, The Guardian publishes a widely used ranking table every year for various subjects, including Midwifery.
According to that ranking, here are the current top ten locations:
1. University of Cardiff
2. University of York
3. University of Coventry
4. University of Manchester
5. University of Northampton
6. University of Northumbria
7. University of Swansea
8. Kingston St George’s
9. University of Staffordshire
10. Anglia Ruskin University
What are the job prospects for Midwives?
The job prospects remain excellent for qualified Midwives.
That’s largely because vacancy levels remain high. There is a shortage of around 2500 Midwives across the UK currently.
As a result, it’s a career that offers lots of choice about where you work, but also a lot of job security.
Furthermore, there are lots of opportunities to continue to study, move into more senior positions or even cross over into similar fields like health visiting or community midwifery.
How many people are currently applying to Midwifery courses?
According to UCAS, at the most recent intake 29,740 people were accepted on nursing and midwifery courses.
That marked a 26% increase on the year before.
This is seen as a consequence of the pandemic, and the spotlight it has shone on the brilliant and rewarding work carried out by frontline health workers. It’s also become clear that few other careers offer comparable job security.
Additionally, the bursary has been re-introduced, with midwives able to apply for around £5000 a year in grants to help fund their studies.