Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

External

Delivery mode

Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Midwifery.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in midwifery or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practice as a registered midwife in Australia.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have recent and current practice as a Registered Midwife as some assessment items in the courses are designed to expand clinical practice skills.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

External

Delivery mode

Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Midwifery.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in midwifery or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practice as a registered midwife in Australia.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have recent and current practice as a Registered Midwife as some assessment items in the courses are designed to expand clinical practice skills.

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

English Proficiency

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

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 7 3365 7487
Within Australia: 07 3365 7487

Web: http://www.nmsw.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Midwifery?

The Master of Midwifery is specifically designed for Bachelor of Midwifery graduates wanting to extend their midwifery knowledge and skills in a specialty field. You will undertake either a research or clinical practice project.

You will analyse contemporary midwifery practice from a variety of perspectives, developing an understanding of the professional issues and the impact of current political, economic and socio-cultural influences on the profession and midwifery practice. Clinical teaching and learning skills are also integral components of professional midwifery practice.

You will develop skills and knowledge that will prepare you for educational leadership roles within your own specified area of practice; enable you to educate, support and develop your colleagues; promote health education to your clients and support beginning practitioners entering the midwifery profession.

The program also provides opportunities to critically analyse contemporary models and frameworks for leadership and change management; and examine leadership concepts & issues.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Midwifery.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved degree in midwifery or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practice as a registered midwife in Australia.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have recent and current practice as a Registered Midwife as some assessment items in the courses are designed to expand clinical practice skills.

Additional application information

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.

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved degree in midwifery or equivalent and be eligible for an unrestricted licence to practice as a registered midwife in Australia.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to have recent and current practice as a Registered Midwife as some assessment items in the courses are designed to expand clinical practice skills.

Additional application requirements

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae.

Visa requirements

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

English proficiency

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

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

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

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Master of Midwifery

Careers

Midwives with postgraduate qualifications work in a variety of public or private health care settings, maternity and neonatal care settings, community health settings, academic/teaching, research, policy, rural and remote health, international aid organisations, and/or a combination of these areas.

Careers opportunities are according to the field of study you choose from:

  • complex midwifery care
  • advanced practice midwifery.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Midwifery

To complete the Master of Midwifery, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #24 from the MMid course list. Refer to the MMid program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Midwifery.

Program Rules for the Master of Midwifery

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: