Study with us
Build key relationships
Build personal and professional relationships with your peers that will last a lifetime, through the Midwives Association of Manitoba.
Study with the best
Our faculty are involved in research that influences how health care is delivered in Manitoba and beyond.
Benefit from simulation labs
In our simulation labs, you can apply the theory you have learned in a low-risk setting. Test your skills on mannequins that simulate a variety of conditions, complete with readings and reactions that provide crucial feedback.
If you are of Canadian Indigenous ancestry and are interested in a career in midwifery, take advantage of this unique opportunity, which offers accepted applicants academic and personal supports in their pre-professional courses and beyond.
Learn from Indigenous teachings
Working together, our midwifery faculty and Indigenous midwives incorporate Indigenous knowledge and practices into the midwifery curriculum.
of program based in diverse clinical practice settings
interprofessional placements in Year 3
state-of-the-art facilities with high-fidelity simulation
Our BMid program offers a solid base in midwifery knowledge combined with a hands-on clinical practice, allowing you to apply your knowledge in real-life situations. With internationally recognized faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, you will have access to everything you need to succeed in this challenging, diverse and satisfying program.
Expected duration: 3 years (plus qualifying year)
Following a year of undergraduate studies (Year 1) in which students choose electives to fulfill the BMid pre-requisites required for admission, the three-year program gives students everything they need to succeed in this exciting field. This program is only offered on a full-time basis. You have up to six years to complete the program. The annual intake is six students in the Fall Term.
To increase inter-professional exposure and enrich the student learning experience, the program includes a collaborative learning exchange in the four midwifery clinical courses with the McMaster University Midwifery Education Program. This learning exchange will combine tutorial groups so UM faculty will have students from the McMaster program, allowing students to draw from the learning experiences of others in a larger cohort.
Meet with an advisor
Please book an advising appointment with a midwifery student advisor for more details about the program.
Sample course offerings
- NURS 2522: Client and Context 2: Human Diversity (3 credit hours)
- NURS 3550: Professional Foundations 3: Evidence Informed Practice in the Health Sciences (4 credit hours)
- MDFY 2020: Bioscience for Midwives (3 credit hours)
- MDFY 2030: Pharmacology for Midwives (3 credit hours)
- MDFY 2090: Normal Childbearing Clinical Practice and Tutorial (12 credit hours)
- MDFY 3020: Midwifery Clinical Practice and Interprofessional Roles (3 credit hours)
- MDFY 3030: Interprofessional Practice I (6 credit hours)
- MDFY 3050: Newborn Feeding: Methods and Contemporary Issues (3 credit hours)
- MDFY 3060: Professional Issues in Midwifery (3 credit hours)
- MDFY 4010: Advanced Clinical Skills II (3 credit hours)
- MDFY 4090: Complex Care II: Clinical Practice and Tutorial (12 credit hours)
- MDFY 4100: Clerkship and Tutorial (12 credit hours)
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
Canadian Indigenous category for admissions
The Canadian Indigenous category ensures that Indigenous students have the opportunity to be admitted to and graduate from the Bachelor of Midwifery program.
You can find details about applying in this category in the Bachelor of Midwifery Advanced entry admission requirements (PDF).
Health Careers Access Program
We encourage Indigenous Peoples (Status, Non-status, Inuit and Métis) across Manitoba to apply to the Health Careers Access Program to receive academic and personal supports in their pre-professional courses and beyond.
Other priority groups
Other priority groups, such as low-income earners and newcomers, are welcome to apply to the general University of Manitoba Access Program.
The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Bachelor of Midwifery program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
The BMid is an advanced entry program, which means that you must complete at least one year of university-level study, including several required and recommended courses, before you can be considered for admission.
Registration in the Bachelor of Midwifery program is restricted to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Preference will be given to Manitoba residents.
If you do not meet the requirements for advanced entry into the BMid program, you may be eligible for admission to the Faculty of Arts or Science or another degree program. If you have not attended university before, you can apply for a program with direct entry, such as University 1.
Before you apply
Students must be able to meet both academic standards and standards for capacity in order to progress through the program and graduate. Prospective applicants are required to review the Requisite Skills, Abilities and Standards for Capacity for the Bachelor of Midwifery Program policy.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
The first intake into the Bachelor of Midwifery program will be Fall 2021.
Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application,select the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents.
The Bachelor of Midwifery program also has a number of non-academic requirements. Acceptance into the program is conditional upon receipt of documentation proving completion of these items, which include:
- Criminal Record Search Certificate
- Child Abuse Registry Check
- Adult Abuse Registry Check
- CPR certification
- Mask fit testing
Admission and application inquiries
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
University of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.