Bachelor of Midwifery


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Entry requirements

1.1. General Academic Admission
a) Candidates must have gained University Entrance, including:
i. a minimum of 18 credits at NCEA Level 3 in Biology and/or Chemistry; or a minimum of 16 credits at level 2 biology or chemistry if the applicant has not studied these subjects at level 3; and
ii. a minimum of 16 credits at NCEA Level 3 in an English language-rich subject (such as English, History, Art History, Classics, Geography, Economics, Religious Studies, or Media Studies); and
iii. a further 16 credits at NCEA Level 3 in an additional approved subject1; and
iv. Literacy2 (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
v. Numeracy3 (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above), or
vi. Equivalent.
b) Candidates aged under 20 years must meet the general academic admission criteria as detailed above. Provisional entry will not be considered for this programme.
c) Candidates who have studied on a Midwifery Degree programme at another institution will need to meet the Bachelor of Midwifery programme entry requirements or equivalent. They will also need evidence of a B grade average (i.e. above a B minus average) and a letter of recommendation and a confidential report on the student from the Head of Midwifery of the previous programme, before they will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery programme.
d) Candidates who have completed an approved foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme in Health at Level 4, with 65% or higher in all modules will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery programme.

Safety Check Requirements
In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children's Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all 'specified organisations' providing a 'regulated service', all candidates/students will be subjected to safety checks. These will include, but are not limited to;
(1) Referee Checks,
(2) A Police Vet Check,
(3) A Risk Assessment.
Applicants may also be required to attend an interview.

For Special Admission, Selection Criteria and Clinical Practice Requirements please refer to Programme Specific regulations.

English Language Requirements
a) Candidates who have English as an additional language are required to achieve in the International English Language Test System (IELTS) (academic version) with an overall score of 7.0 with not less than 6.5 in writing and comprehension; and not less than 7.0 in speaking and listening. A pass in the Occupational English Test (OET) is either A or B in each section. These scores must be achieved in one sitting of the IELTS or OET test.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To prepare candidates to privide autonomous midwifery care for women in a variety of settings.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Nursing at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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