Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)

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Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)


Program summary

Take your first step into contemporary midwifery research.

Our one-year honours program has a strong focus on clinical practice and allows registered midwives to research contemporary health issues. You’ll develop your research capabilities through coursework and a research project focused on a topic you’re passionate about. You’ll also extend your clinical practice knowledge with the opportunity to complete a professional internship.

At USC, you can choose from a diverse range of research topic areas and benefit from face-to-face support and strong industry links.

At the end of the program, you’ll have clinical practice knowledge and a developed capacity to undertake research within a midwifery practice context. Take advantage of advanced roles that develop with the planned health precinct on the Sunshine Coast, new maternity services and models, and increasing demand for midwifery researchers.

Admission requirements

Students will have satisfied the requirements for the award of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Midwifery award (or equivalent), be registered with AHPRA; met the English language requirement and have demonstrated a high level of achievement evidenced by a GPA of 5.0 over the second and third year of a degree program.


Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership to the Australian College of Midwives.

Career opportunities
  • Registered Midwife in a wide range of practice contexts and roles
  • Midwifery researcher
  • Pathway to an academic career

Application and admission advice

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Contact Student Central
+61 7 5430 2890
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What will I study

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure.

Program structure

Coursework component (4)

NUR709 Professional Internship
NUR713 Independent Study
NUR721 Research in Health Care

PLUS select 1 course from:

HLT701 Qualitative Research: Approaches and Practice
HLT702 Simulation in Practice Education
NUR705 Responding in the Emergency Context
NUR707 Global Emergency Issues
NUR722 Assessment in Mental Health
NUR751 Advanced Health Assessment
PUB708 Quantitative Research Methods

Research component (4)

NUR731A Research Project A
NUR731B Research Project B
NUR731C Research Project C
NUR731F Research Project F

Classes of honours

The degree will be awarded in one of the three classes:

  • Class 1
  • Class 2 (awarded as Division 1 or Division 2)
  • Class 3

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 96

Recommended study sequence

Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • Refer to the Planning your study page to manage your progression

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Make an appointment with the Honours Coordinator within the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering to discuss your potential research topic and the availability of suitable supervisors.
  2. Download the Application for Honours program form
  3. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
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