Otago Polytechnic

Postgraduate midwifery

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.

 

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. Browse what is available.

PROGRAMMES

Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice

  • Online
  • Six 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
  • One 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
  • Two 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.


See where your postgraduate journey could take you

 EXPLORE THE PATHWAY

 


TALK TO A LECTURER

Get one-on-one advice from a lecturer about a programme or your study plan.

 

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Suzanne Miller

Postgraduate Programme Leader

Phone 021 705 697

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Christine Griffiths

Head of School

Phone +64 3972 7048