Otago Polytechnic

The School of Midwifery

 

Become a midwife and guide women and their families through pregnancy, childbirth and the weeks that follow.

Our programmes enable you to gain or extend your midwifery knowledge and skills, and develop professional practices for your health and maternity career.

Study where you are

Fit your studies around your family and lifestyle with our flexible learning options. We teach our 3-year Bachelor of Midwifery by blended delivery at six NZ-wide satellite locations, and all our postgraduate programmes and professional courses are taught online – so you can study where you live. 

Find out how blended delivery works >

Undergraduate midwifery

Want to study the Bachelor of Midwifery? Find out what to expect from this 3-year degree.

 

Postgraduate midwifery

Already a midwife? Extend your skills and knowledge with our flexible, online programmes.

 

Recertification & registration competence

Online courses for overseas midwives who want registration in NZ & for NZ midwives to recertify.

 

Scholarships and funding

 

We offer a scholarship for Māori applicants

The Irihapeti Ramsden Memorial Midwifery Scholarship offers fees subsidies to the successful applicant for the Bachelor of Midwifery programme.

 

Apply for a grant or subsidy

NZ College of Midwives and Health Workforce New Zealand has some grants or subsidies available for undergraduate, postgraduate and rural midwives. 

Other scholarships

Browse our scholarships page to see the variety of scholarships available to assist students.

Our services, learning resources and research stories

 

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Pregnancy Follow-throughs

Have you thought of sharing your pregnancy and childbirth experience with a student 

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Preceptorship Resources

Free online preceptorship and midwifery practice resources approved by the Midwifery Council.

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Research

Be inspired by how our staff members' expertise supports their teaching in hands-on learning environments.

Our professional partners

 

 

 

     
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