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Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)


This course is not offered to international students.

City campus

Min. duration
1 year full time or
2 years part time

course codes
UTS: C09051v2

This course provides the opportunity for eligible graduates of the Bachelor of Midwifery (C10225) to extend their skills and understanding of the research process. It emphasises the reciprocal relationship between nursing research and the contexts of midwifery practice.

This course provides Bachelor of Midwifery graduates with the opportunity to develop training in clinically focused research. The course deepens students' understanding of the importance of research in midwifery.

Course aims

The purpose of the course is to enable graduate midwives to conduct research relevant to midwifery in any of its dimensions. It aims to develop students' skills in using research designs and methodologies, and to reinforce their understanding of the crucial role of research in the evolution of the discipline of midwifery. Students also develop academic writing skills to produce a dissertation.

Use your clinical engagement as a source of inspiration and work at the heart of where research is applied!

Typical study program

A typical course program is shown below.

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
92265 Midwifery Honours Dissertation 11892265
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
Select one of the following:6
92973 Introduction to Qualitative Studies692973
92974 Introduction to Biostatistics692974
92266 Midwifery Honours Dissertation 21892266

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  


Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing



Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.


For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $636. The total credit points are 48.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.


Career options that graduates may undertake include registered midwife in a clinical specialty supported by their research project work, such as antenatal care, or prepare for roles such as midwife educator or manager. However, graduates are also well-prepared to undertake postgraduate research degrees or begin a career as a researcher.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
92265 Midwifery Honours Dissertation 118
92266 Midwifery Honours Dissertation 218
92618 Health Care Research Methodology12

Course structure explained

The course comprises a total of 48 credit points. Students complete two 6-credit-point subjects and a 36-credit-point thesis.

Additional information

Course duration

The course may be completed in one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

All applicants must be eligible to graduate from the UTS Bachelor of Midwifery or another tertiary institution at the time of application (followed by successful completion). Applicants must be registered as a midwife in their country of citizenship or residence at the time of enrolment (in exceptional circumstances, exemptions to this rule may be sought from the Bachelor (Honours) Selection Committee).

All applicants must have completed at least one research subject (as approved by the Bachelor (Honours) Selection Committee) with a credit grade and have a weighted average mark or grade point average of credit or higher for their bachelor's degree. Applicants are admitted to the honours course only if appropriately qualified academic members of UTS: Health are available for supervision of the dissertation component.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards


Prizes and awards

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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