Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery)

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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Start date: 2023

Minimum entry requirements

  • University Entrance or equivalent
  • Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Children’s Act 2014 requirements, including police clearance
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license
  • Applicants will normally require 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 Māori, Te Reo Rangatira

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

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with 6.5 or higher in Reading and Writing, and 7.0 in Listening and Speaking

English language requirements

The  Bachelor of Health Science (Midwifery) is a four-year (480-point) programme.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Workplace experience

Throughout your studies you complete 2,400 practice hours, an experience that reflects the real world of midwifery.

Te Ara Hauora Māori courses

If you're interested in a career with a Māori development perspective select the following courses as electives or as an alternative course of study

We will help you form relationships with Māori health providers, industry stakeholders and communities, and AUT Māori staff and students.

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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Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

Midwifery Careers

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Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1035
Level:
7
Points:
480
Duration:
4 years full-time
Campus:
South Campus
Distance learning (Taranaki, Northland)
Starts:
27 Feb 2023
* Taranaki and Northland only
Fees
Domestic
$7,835 - $8,022 (for 120 points)
($6,901 - $7,088 tuition fees + $934 student services levy)
International
$39,934 (for 120 points)
($39,000 tuition fees + $934 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.
  • Fees-free study may be available for domestic students

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