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Where to study?

There are 53 Universities that offer midwifery courses in the UK. You can search for the latest information on the universities that offer the course via the UCAS website. Entry requirements vary so do check these before applying.

In 2013 31,441 people applied for a place in midwifery, for only 2283 places.

If you want to get onto a midwifery course, how you can make sure you are in the 7.25% of people that get a place?

Below is a table of the most popular universities applied for with the number of applicants versus number of places available:

UniversityNumber of ApplicantsNumber of Midwife jobs
Kings College London1843129
London South Bank1617124
City University London154297
University of Manchester1364129
University of York115628
University of Southampton73738
University of East Anglia40853
University of Leeds107697
University of NottinghamUnknownUnknown
Coventry University100057
Staffordshire UniversityUnknownUnknown
University of South WalesUnknownUnknown
Oxford Brookes University53136
University of Brighton79236
Swansea University51628
Queens University Belfast91637
Robert Gordon University36778
University of West ScotlandUnknownUnknown
Bristol, University west of England95681
Bournemouth University766101
Bristol, University west of England95681
Birmingham City UniversityUnknownUnknown
Kingston University103978
University of Bradford27860
University of Huddersfield74459
Plymouth University49947
University of Salford99465
University of Surrey82295
Cardiff University101150
University of Central LancashireUnknownUnknown
Edge Hill University90736
Liverpool John Moore’s University111322
Sheffield Hallam University 1046:80UnknownUnknown
Northumbria University73155
University of Chester 984:30
Anglia Ruskin UniversityUnknownUnknown
University of GreenwichUnknownUnknown
University of Hertfordshire825:110
De Montfort UniversityUnknownUnknown
University of HullUnknownUnknown
Bangor university30422
Canterbury Christchurch UniversityUnknownUnknown
University West LondonUnknownUnknown
University of Worcester88483
University Campus SuffolkUnknownUnknown
University of CumbriaUnknownUnknown
University of Northampton73238
Middlesex University -UnknownUnknown
University of Wolverhampton104483
Keele University80435
Teesside University 40736
University of BedfordshireUnknownUnknown
University of Bedfordshire68650
University of DundeeUnknownUnknown

Above figures taken from course entries in 2013.

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