Otago Polytechnic

Undergraduate midwifery


Studying the Bachelor of Midwifery takes passion, determination and commitment. It's a big decision – but we'll give you all the support you need to succeed in this 3-year programme.

Our Bachelor of Midwifery gives you real world practice from your first month. You'll work with a midwife in your community, and you'll gain the knowledge, skills and professional practice to prepare you for a health and maternity career.


Workload, time demands and extra costs

Midwifery is rewarding, but demanding to study. Find out what it will be like.


What is blended delivery?

Find out how we'll teach you and where you can study the Bachelor of Midwifery.



Bachelor of Midwifery

  • Dunedin or other*
  • 3 years full-time (45 weeks per year)*
  • Level 7
  • Starts January
  • Apply now

Attain a unique and internationally-renowned qualification which leads to registration as a midwife in New Zealand. Receive a solid theoretical education and gain significant midwifery practice in a range of settings. Study in one of five satellites through blended learning with compulsory block courses in Dunedin or Kapiti.


Health bridging certificate

Don't meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Midwifery?
This programme helps you bridge the gap! Gain confidence, study skills and knowledge with guidance and advice from experienced teachers. Benefit from our flexible delivery format and fit study around your other commitments.