Midwifery - Master of Health Practice

Do you want to further your understanding of midwifery? Study the AUT Master of Health Practice in Midwifery degree to help you take your health career to the next level. The programme is open to all registered midwives.

The midwifery papers focus on woman- and family-centered education that is applied and practice orientated, and encourage midwives to critically analyse and develop midwifery practice and expertise. You can choose to take online papers that are only seven weeks long, so you can complete your study while working.

The Master of Health Practice in Midwifery is ideal for health professionals with at least three years of clinical experience. You can select papers that reflect your career needs and interests.


This is part of the Master of Health Practice.

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

You need a total of 180 points to complete the Master of Health Practice in Midwifery qualification.

Complete 75 points from

And include 15 points from a relevant postgraduate paper with approval

And select 15 points from

And select 15 points from

And either 60 points from

Or 60 points from

And 15 points from a relevant postgraduate paper (with approval)

* Paper delivered online

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.

Key features
  • Closely linked to AUT’s Centre for Midwifery and Women's Health Research
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field
  • AUT has the only university midwifery department north of Waikato
  • Strong industry links to inform our teaching and research
  • Includes a practice project in an area of your interest

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.