Otago Polytechnic

Postgraduate study

Already a practising midwife? Want to develop advanced skills through independent research and scholarship? If so, our postgraduate programmes are for you! 

We offer flexible postgraduate options that are practice focused and relevant. Our online learning options enable you to study from home and are tailored to meet your individual needs.

You'll focus on aspects of midwifery practice and critically analyse your own midwifery experiences as a means to add depth to your knowledge base.

Funding and scholarships

 

  • Complex Care education funding

    Develop your clinical skills via the Complex Care pathway - you may be eligible for funding.

  • Apply for a grant or subsidy

    NZ College of Midwives and Health Workforce New Zealand offer grants or subsidies to undergraduate, postgraduate and rural midwives. 

  • Other scholarships

    We offer a variety of scholarships to assist students in many study areas.


Not sure where to start your postgraduate journey?

 EXPLORE THE PATHWAY

PROGRAMMES

Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice

  • Online
  • 6 months full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February, April, July or September
  • Apply anytime

Already a registered midwife and looking for a way to expand your professional practice? Undertake four courses of seven weeks each that focus on aspects of midwifery practice and develop your existing skills. We are now also offering a Postgraduate Certificate Complex Care Pathway. Please contact suzanne.miller@op.ac.nz for more information about this option.

Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery

  • Online
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February, April, July and September
  • Apply anytime

Build on the Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice to extend your midwifery knowledge through a review of current thinking and research. Tailor the courses to enhance your employment potential.

Master of Midwifery

  • Online
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 9
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply anytime

This qualification allows you to develop skills through independent research and scholarship, thus increasing your career prospects. Students can build on from their Postgraduate Diploma with another year to achieve their Master of Midwifery degree.

 

 LIST OF PG COURSES

 


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