Master of Midwifery

Otago Polytechnic

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Entry requirements

Selection will be made on the basis of the following criteria - registered midwife, Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery with B grade average, or equivalent. Master of Midwifery (by portfolio, 180 credits) Consideration for direct entry into the 180 credit thesis programme pathway will require presentation of a portfolio which demonstrates academic and personal skills appropriate for enrolment in a 180 credit Masters programme. These include: Eligibility for cross crediting of postgraduate level courses completed elsewhere Portfolio of publications Completion of 60 credits of postgraduate study or its equivalent Presentation of a comprehensive and well-structured research proposal Completed research projects or ongoing involvement in collaborative research projects which demonstrate understanding and facility with research processes Midwifery experience which could include an extensive practice history including project work undertaken during self, or institutional employment.International student language requirements
The same entry criteria apply to international students. New Zealand registered midwives for whom English is a second language are admitted using the Midwifery Council of New Zealand requirements i.e. to have an IELTS score of 7.5. International midwifery students who are not registered in New Zealand will require an IELTS (or equivalent) overall band score of 6.5 in writing and reading and not less than 7.0 in speaking and listening with no individual score less than 6.0.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To produce graduates who will demonstrate mastery of theoretically and sophisticated subject matter through a body of scholarly applied work in the form of a thesis, which will form the basis of scholarly journal articles and national and international conference presentations. The work will respond to societal needs, address practice from multiple perspectives positioned within a wider framework of academic and applied research. This qualification prepares learners for doctoral level study.

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