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City, University of London has over 120 years’ experience educating midwives, having previously been known as the St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery and as it is now, within City's School of Health Sciences.

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses at pre and post-registration level, as well as an extensive portfolio of training courses for workforce development.

Our passionate academic team is made up of registered midwives with a diverse range of experience over many specialist areas within the midwifery profession. Many are actively involved in research; generating new knowledge which directly affects today’s practice and informs the curriculum you will be taught.

City, University London is ranked 2nd in London for subjects allied to medicine (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

98% of City BSc Midwifery graduates are in employment or further study six months after finishing their course.

93% overall student satisfaction for Midwifery (NSS 2020).

Courses and study

Funding update: Non-repayable grants of at least £5,000

The Government has announced that from September 2020 students studying undergraduate and postgraduate pre-registration nursing, midwifery and many allied health courses, including radiography and speech and language therapy, will receive a non-repayable and non-means tested (universal) grant of £5,000 a year. This is in addition to existing mainstream student support accessed through the Student Loans Company.

The Government has also announced additional funding for specific courses or to help students with childcare costs. We will update our website once more details have been announced by the Government. Non-repayable grants of at least £5,000 - read the news article

Applications for this new funding can be made from Wednesday 1st July 2020, please visit the NHS Learning Support Fund website for more information.  You can also read their FAQs for more information about the funding available, how to apply and eligibility.

Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate courses at City are focused on preparing students for the challenging and rewarding role of a midwife. Our priority is to give you the skills and knowledge to deal with the diverse experiences you will have as a midwife with knowledge and confidence. As an undergraduate student you will spend approximately 60% of your time on placements in some of London’s leading hospitals, trusts and community settings including Bart’s Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the East London NHS Foundation Trust and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

To prepare you for clinical placements, as well as traditional classroom teaching, you will be taught through simulated practice in our Clinical Skills Centre. The centre mirrors the real-world healthcare environment and gives students the opportunity to practice and develop their skills in a safe environment ready for placements.

City’s BSc Midwifery course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC); successful graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the NMC when they complete their course, allowing them to practise in the UK, Ireland and some overseas countries.

Postgraduate and workforce development courses

City offers a portfolio of postgraduate and Continuing Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) courses, designed for professionals looking to advance their practice and take the next step in their career.

Our Masters degrees offer students a flexible study option, with core modules kept to a minimum, allowing students to tailor their course to suit their area of specialism or interest. CPPD modules are offered in a range of specialist areas throughout the academic year and give students the opportunity to study at a time and at a pace which suits them.

You will be taught by our highly experienced academic team, many of whom are active researchers and practitioners, meaning teaching is current, relevant and looking to the future of midwifery treatment and practice.


The School of Health Sciences delivers world-leading healthcare research that impacts policy, service delivery and practice. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) 82% of our research activity was rated as either ‘World Class’ or ‘Internationally Excellence’. Many academic staff from the School are research active and are recognised in both the UK and overseas for their contributions to the healthcare sector.

Research within Midwifery takes place within the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research.

Research units

The Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research is comprised of four research units:

  1. Models of Care
  2. Public Health, Social Diversity and Inequalities in Maternal and Child Health
  3. Maternal and Child Mental Health
  4. Education and Care in the Community.


The School of Health Sciences has two main locations, Myddelton Street where all academic and support staff are based; this is also where the Student Helpdesk can be found and at City's main campus Northampton Square. The School’s specialist teaching facility the Clinical Skills Centre is based within The Tait Building in Northampton Square, this is where the majority of teaching takes place.

Many of our courses include placement modules with students gaining clinical experience at some of London’s leading hospitals including Bart’s Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the East London NHS Foundation Trust and Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Locations are illustrated on the map below.

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Academic units related to Midwifery