City University London Midwifery
This course is designed for students looking for a rewarding career supporting women and their families through pregnancy and childbirth. As a graduate of the BSc Midwifery degree you will gain registration with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and will be qualified to practise as a midwife in the UK and overseas. Some countries require additional local registration.
Read second year student Charlotte Bird’s monthly blog to find out why she choose to study midwifery at City, her experiences on the course and advice for anyone considering studying midwifery at City.
As a student on the BSc Midwifery course you will 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.
You will be 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 you will be taught.
Our priority is to make sure you enter the workplace with the skills and knowledge to support women through diverse experiences of pregnancy and childbirth. As well as preparing you to deal with ‘normal births’ you will learn how to deal with complicated and emergency situations many women experience. Alongside the practical skills needed to be a midwife we also help you develop your critical thinking and abilities to assess other factors affecting pregnant women and new mothers, such as their psychological wellbeing, social environment and culture. We will help you develop your skills to work within a multi-disciplinary environment whilst promoting midwifery lead care.
As part of the course you will also have the opportunity to study a range of modules that cover the diversity of the professional including anthropology, looking at the culture of childbirth across the world and modules focusing on sexual health and how this affects pregnancy and new mothers.