48 months
16700 EUR/year
4106 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The course is designed to meet all the requirements and standards for Midwifery Education at University College Cork. A broad-based curriculum helps to produce critical, analytical and reflective practitioners capable of functioning in a variety of settings as midwives.


Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays, projects, seminar presentations, assessment of clinical skills and learning, in-class tests, self and peer assessment. You will be assessed by registered midwives while on clinical placements.

The BSC (Hons) Midwifery course at University College Cork is a highly sought-after course, as evidenced by the consistently high points required for entry to the course.


The course aims to provide you with good midwifery practice sound clinical skills necessary for starting your professional career as a Registered Midwife. These skills will be further developed through clinical experience and further study at postgraduate and in-service levels.

You will also develop skills in independent thinking, problem solving and analytical and clinical decision-making, as well as fundamental research utilisation and application skills.

On graduation, you may seek employment as a Registered Midwife. Midwives are highly sought-after to work in other countries, enhancing work opportunities abroad, in particular wihtin the UK, Canada and Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal care and the newborn
  • Midwives and professional practice 
  • On-going care for medical, surgical, mental health issues
  • Neonatal Unit
  • Care in the Community 
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Multiculturalism, gender and social policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. English and Irish are requirements for all programmes unless the applicant is exempt from Irish.
  • The following are considered Lab Science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Science.
  • Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. 
  • In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4106 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4106 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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