Skip to content

Excellent job prospects for Bradford midwives due to high level of training and national shortage


Karen Khan and Lyndsay Hobbs

Midwifery graduates from Bradford enjoy almost 100 per cent employability, thanks to the University’s excellent reputation, and a national shortage of midwives.

On International Day of the Midwife 2022 - May 5 - course leaders said they were actively encouraging applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Karen Khan, Professional Lead Midwifery & Reproductive Health​, said: “We train about 60 midwives a year and because of our reputation and the fact there is a shortage of midwives, our graduates have almost 100 per cent employability. However, we do need to see more applicants coming from diverse backgrounds, to better reflect the overall population in the region.”

Programme lead, Lindsay Hobbs, said the graduates went on to work in a variety of fields.

“Midwifery is such a rewarding career, with a broad variety of career paths - graduates could go on to work in hospitals, in specialist research, in education - there are lots of opportunities for registered midwives.”

Bradford midwifery graduates have recently appeared in the five-part BBC mini-series Yorkshire Midwives on Call, which follows the home birth team at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The University’s midwifery degrees are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the statutory body and regulator of nursing and midwifery healthcare professions, with 50% of the course ‘on placement’.

Poster for International Midwifery Day 2022

Financial support

The government has outlined new funding for nursing, midwifery and other allied health professions courses. From September 2020, Students at English universities will receive up to £8,000 with a minimum of £5,000 a year in funding.

See our fees and financial support section.


Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship. For full details, visit our scholarships section.

Back to news from 2022