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School of Midwifery and Child Health

We do hope you'll consider studying midwifery and child health in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education. We'll expect you to be hard working and committed and in return you'll receive a first rate professional education and the dedicated support of staff and fellow students. Read on to find out more about what we can offer you.

Why study with us?

Opening doors

With a degree in midwifery you'll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, which will allow you to practise in the UK.

Supporting you all the way

Midwifery is academically and personally demanding. We want our students to succeed, so we provide the support you need to do just that. Rely on our personal tutors, supervisors and mentors to guide you through your studies and help you reach your full potential.

Learning it, living it

We offer excellent practice placements in a variety of leading hospital and community settings. You'll gain hands-on experience of working with real mothers and babies, with full supervision and mentoring by qualified staff throughout. You may also take part in international exchange programmes to widen your midwifery experience.

A vibrant learning environment

You'll have opportunities to meet, learn and socialise with other students from across healthcare, medicine, the sciences and social sciences, preparing you to work collaboratively with a wide range of professionals.

Perfecting your skills

You'll perfect your practical skills in our modern laboratories equipped with all the facilities of a clinical setting.

Learn from the experts...

Our top teaching team combines academic staff who are qualified midwives in touch with the latest healthcare developments, lecturer-practitioners who split their time between teaching and working in clinical practice, and visiting clinical specialists.

..with a variety of learning methods

People enjoy learning in different ways. We offer a range of approaches such as lectures, videos, workshops, presentations by students and practical sessions. We also use a variety of assessments including essays, examinations, information packs, presentations and projects.

Help financing your studies

Eligible students who are accepted onto approved qualifying courses will usually have their tuition fees paid in full. Students on the three-year BSc degree course can apply for a means-tested bursary, and those on the 78-week shortened BSc course are salaried as qualified nurses.

Get out more

Outside the classroom our students have a wide choice of social facilities with our two parent universities (Kingston and St George's), which are especially strong in sport, theatre and music.

But don't just take our word for it, find out what our students say...


A partnership approach

Our midwifery courses are developed and delivered in collaboration with NHS London and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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