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Why Choose Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies

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Excellent Teaching

Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies has an international reputation for its teaching activities and offers a range of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will be taught in a research environment and benefit from interaction with researchers and clinicians who are working at the frontiers of knowledge in their areas of expertise. This allied with modern study facilities and the latest IT and clinical skills facilities combine to make Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies a stimulating place in which to study. The quality of teaching on most of our Nursing and Midwifery courses has been independently assessed as "Excellent" by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.

Outstanding Research

Research within the School stands at the forefront of nursing and midwifery theory, policy and practice.  In the latest assessment of research, 80% of the work was considered to be of at least international quality.  Collaboration is an important element of research activity.  Work is often undertaken in partnership with communities and healthcare professionals.

Research-led Teaching

With more than 115 teaching and research staff, including three professors, students who study in Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies can be sure that they will benefit from the wide range of expertise and experience that exists within the School. The School's dynamic range of research interests serves to complement each degree programme with the latest knowledge of theory and practice from around the world.

Excellent Career Prospects

Our graduates already occupy key positions in the nursing, midwifery and healthcare arena. The excellence of our degree programmes provides a firm foundation for employment within the rapidly changing nursing and midwifery profession.


Our undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery programmes are exempt from tuition fees. During the degree programme, subject to availability, students receive a non-means tested bursary of approximately £1,000 per annum, a means tested bursary of up to £4,395 and a student loan. More about the financial package available is provided on our Bursary pages.

Professional Recognition

All of our undergraduate degree programmes allow you to complete a Bachelor programme and, where relevant, obtain professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council constituting the academic and clinical stage of teaching required to become a registered nurse or a midwife. Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies also offer Masters and PhD programmes allowing you to complete your nursing and midwifery studies without having to move to another institution.

Outstanding Study Facilities

Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies is based at the University's Heath Park Campus and EastGate House in Cardiff, close to the City Centre. The School has excellent study facilities - the ethos is to provide high quality education in an environment which is conducive to learning, while also allowing students to enjoy their time in Cardiff.

First Choice

Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies is a culturally distinct, diverse and friendly environment in which to study. Our reputation draws students from throughout Wales and the rest of the UK as well as around the globe. The vast majority of our students are at their first choice university.

Student Support

At the start of your studies you will be assigned a Personal Tutor who will be a member of the academic staff. This direct link with a member of staff enables you to seek advice on a whole range of pastoral academic issues. You will also be supported whilst in clinical practice by a mentor who is available to provide advice and guidance on a whole range of clinical matters.

Careers Support

Students at the School benefit from an on-site Careers Consultant, who can advise on career choice, job-hunting strategy and postgraduate options, and can take advantage of a comprehensive career programme and advice provided by the University Careers Centre.

Friendly Atmosphere

The School is proud of its friendly environment fostered by close interaction between staff and students, and an active Midwifery and Nursing Society.