(Hons) Midwifery, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition Fee
    23800 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    7360 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
Midwifery is a wonderful profession and if youre interested in working with women, their newborn babies and their families during pregnancy and childbirth, then midwifery is the career choice for you.UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences offers theBachelor in (Hons) Midwifery programme.


The focus and philosophy of Bachelor of Science (Hons) Midwifery degree at University College Dublin is the promotion of women-centred care. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work in partnership with women and families during a normal life event which is significant, as the experience of pregnancy and childbirth is profound and matters to women.

Key Fact: Over 90% of our students who qualified in 2014 were immediately offered contracts of employment, allowing them to gain valuable experience as registered midwives.

Professional Clinical Experience

Youll attend clinical placements in the internationally renowned National Maternity Hospital (NMH) or a linked maternity unit in the Ireland East Hospital Network in order to gain first-hand experience. You may also choose a midwifery placement during second year in Wexford or Sligo General Hospitals. You can also avail of a placement with the community midwives from either the NMH or Wexford General Hospital.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Successful completion of your degree entitles you to register as a Registered Midwife (RM)* with The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). On registration, numerous career opportunities are available to you in both hospital and community settings in Ireland and abroad, including Europe, Australia and New Zealand. You can also pursue further specialist qualifications through graduate diplomas, and masters and PhD degrees.

*Registration in Ireland does not automatically provide a licence to practise abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The initial focus is on the foundational knowledge and skills required for midwifery practice. Each year these will be developed and strengthened through theory and practice. In your final year youll also focus on professional issues. Modules include:

First Year

  • Transition to University
  • Foundations of Midwifery Practice
  • Anatomy, Sciences & Physiology
  • Psychology related to the profession of midwifery

Second & Third Year

  • Midwifery Practice during Normal Pregnancy & Childbirth
  • Complications in Pregnancy & Childbirth
  • Caring for Sick Neonatal Babies

Fourth Year

  • Research, Leadership & Management
  • Developing Further Knowledge & Clinical Skills for Midwifery Practice
  • Clinical Placement/Internship

Assessment is through a combination of end-of-semester exams and continuous assessment, including assessment of performance on clinical placements.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The following documentation must be submitted within 10 days of applying to CAO

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results.
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
  • In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23800 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7360 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 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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