• 25 June 2021
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Top Midwifery Universities UK

  • Matt Farrah
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    • Shanead Wallace
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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.

Anglia Ruskin University

Bangor University

Birmingham City University

Bournemouth University

Canterbury Christchurch University

Cardiff University

City University, London

Coventry University

De Montfort University, Leicester

Edinburgh Napier University

Keele University

King's College London

Kingston University London

Liverpool John Moores University

London South Bank University

Middlesex University London

Northumbria University

Oxford Brookes University

Sheffield Hallam University

Staffordshire University

Swansea University

Teesside University

University of Bedfordshire

University of Bradford

University of Brighton

University of Chester

University of Cumbria

University of East Anglia

University of Greenwich

University of Hertfordshire

University of Huddersfield

University of Leeds

University of Lincoln

University of Northampton

University of Nottingham

University of Salford

University of Southampton

University of South Wales

University of Suffolk

University of Surrey

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of the West of Scotland

University of West London

University of Wolverhampton

University of York

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.

About the author

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder

I studied English before moving into publishing in the mid 90s. I co-founded Nurses.co.uk and our other three sites in 2008. I wanted to provide a platform that gives a voice to those working in health and social care. I'm fascinated, generally, by the career choices we all make. But I'm especially interested in the stories told by those who choose to spend their life supporting others. They are mostly positive and life-affirming stories, despite the considerable challenges and burdens faced.

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About the author

  • Matt Farrah
    Co-Founder

I studied English before moving into publishing in the mid 90s. I co-founded Nurses.co.uk and our other three sites in 2008. I wanted to provide a platform that gives a voice to those working in health and social care. I'm fascinated, generally, by the career choices we all make. But I'm especially interested in the stories told by those who choose to spend their life supporting others. They are mostly positive and life-affirming stories, despite the considerable challenges and burdens faced.

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