Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
The Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) is an 80 unit program over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time to incorporate research thesis.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- The ability to effectively collect, analyse and organise evidence in support of evidence-based practice.
- The ability to engage in scientific dialogue using evidence from scientific publication.
- The ability to critically reflect on, and propose improvements to, the provision of health and maternity services for childbearing women and their families.
- The ability to practise both autonomously and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment.
- The ability to communicate sensitively and appropriately as a professional.
- The ability to act to enhance the professional development of self and others.
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Must have grade point average of greater than or equal to 5 for their undergraduate coursework (Bachelor of Midwifery) to be eligible to apply.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 7.0 with no subtest result below 7.0.
Credit not available in this end-on Honours program.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
The Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) requires the completion of 80 units of study.
Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.
You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Students must complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|NURS4301||Health Research Methods||20 units|
|NURS4302||Reviewing and Critiquing Literature||20 units|
|NURS4303||Research Progress||20 units|
|NURS4930||Honours Thesis Completion||20 units|
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
How to apply
You usually apply for Honours in the final year of your undergraduate degree. To be accepted for entry you must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Midwifery or equivalent with a credit grade point average (GPA).
To apply complete the Direct Admission Application Form (PDF, 332KB).
Find out more about Honours scholarships.
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