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Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery)

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Develop the skills to provide excellent midwifery care with AUT's Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery) degree.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
AK1035
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$6,970 per year / $27,880 total
International Fees
$38,210 per year / $152,840 total

About this course

Develop the skills to provide excellent midwifery care with AUT's Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery) degree.

AUT's midwifery degree prepares you for a successful and rewarding career as a midwife, either as a hospital midwife or a lead maternity carer (a self-employed case loading midwife). Study midwifery at AUT's South Campus in Manukau or via distance learning in Northland and Taranaki (through a live online platform and local classes).

Practical experience is a key part of the midwifery programme. You spend more than half of your time in clinical practice, developing the skills to become a confident and competent midwife. Throughout your studies you complete 2,400 practice hours, an experience that reflects the real world of midwifery.

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Entry requirements

  • University Entrance or equivalent
  • 18 credits at level 3 in either Biology or Chemistry, and 16 credits in one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, Art History, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Maori, Te Reo Rangatira, Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education
  • Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements and Children's Act 2014 including police clearance
  • Must hold a valid driver's license

Applicants with English as a second or other language should have completed at least three years of schooling in New Zealand, or will be required to meet IELTS requirements

International student entry requirements

Study locations

South Campus

Distance

Online

Career pathways

Job opportunities for midwives are good, especially in the Auckland region.

Midwives work in the areas of pregnancy and childbirth, including the first six weeks after childbirth. They are employed
in public hospital services, or set up in practice as a self-employed midwife in the community. Throughout your studies you complete 2,400 practice hours, an experience that reflects the real world of midwifery.


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