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Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)

Overview

Develop specialised competence and expertise, advance the boundaries of human knowledge and become the leader you want to be.

During this program you'll undertake coursework in small, supportive groups, which facilitate more in-depth class discussions. You'll collaborate closely with your fellow students and learn from internationally respected researchers and academics who'll guide your studies and advance your skills through individual mentoring.

Research plays an important role in improving the safety and quality of care, so during your honours year you’ll deepen your knowledge of midwifery practice by studying research methods and writing your concluding thesis.

Your thesis may be publishable and make a significant contribution to the field, which means your research might establish your professional reputation and act as a gateway to future jobs possibilities.

Also, if you're currently working in health, the honours year in midwifery is available part-time so you can keep up with your personal or professional responsibilities.

Graduates have gone on to fulfil significant roles in a range of different public and private healthcare services, maternity and neonatal care settings, teaching and research centres, rural and remote health clinics, and aid organisations.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
2266
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$36384 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
2266
CRICOS Code
082963C
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn how to plan and conduct research that addresses a scientific research question in this one-year program.
  • Push the boundaries of your discipline as you develop your skills in critical and analytical thinking, research, writing and problem-solving.
  • Develop your research abilities through individual mentoring with renowned researchers who'll share their wealth of experience.
  • Graduate with a respected honours qualification that will set you apart in the career market, prove your leadership worth and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

9 in the world for nursing

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

1 in Queensland for clinical, pre-clinical and health

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Advanced Discipline Readings
  • Research Methods & Thesis Preparation
  • Research Thesis

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Flight midwifery nurse
  • Antenatal midwife
  • Emergency department midwife
  • Nursing director
  • Midwifery lecturer
  • Policy and project officer
  • Caseload practice midwife
  • Maternity assessment unit midwife
  • Midwifery manager
  • Nursing and midwifery school manager

Graduate salary

Nursing (undergraduate)

$58K–$67K

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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Midwifery from this institution with a GPA of 5.

Or an approved degree and satisfy the Executive Dean that the applicant is suitably qualified to undertake honours, who may be subject to the completion of additional work if set by the Executive Dean.

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Midwifery from this institution with a GPA of 5.

Or an approved degree and satisfy the Executive Dean that the applicant is suitably qualified to undertake honours, who may be subject to the completion of additional work if set by the Executive Dean.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Pearsons - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade of A in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Additional application information

Places may be limited dependent on supervisor availability.

Thesis supervisors may be situated at various locations.

Students may undertake their research at any approved University location, hospital or health care facility.

Once eligibility is established, entry is via a competitive selection process based on GPA.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

Additional application information

Places may be limited dependent on supervisor availability.

Thesis supervisors may be situated at various locations.

Students may undertake their research at any approved University location, hospital or health care facility.

Once eligibility is established, entry is via a competitive selection process based on GPA.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$3,980

2022

Fee information for 2023 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2022.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $36,384

2023

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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