Master of Midwifery
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A Master of Midwifery (MMidw) degree by thesis offers you an exciting opportunity to spend time researching a topic that interests you.
To be accepted, you usually need to have a Bachelors degree, good grades in a 30 point research course and a proposal that can be supervised by us. Your thesis is expected to make a substantive scholarly contribution to your discipline. The application process involves submitting your academic transcripts and research proposal to our Director of Research Degrees for consideration and consultation with the Graduate School Student Research Committee.
The final decision will be made by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Once you are accepted into the Master's programme, you will get research guidance from two supervisors while you plan and implement your study - and of course the rest of the Graduate School team will be there to help whenever you need it. Completion usually takes a year through full-time study and up to two years through part-time study.
You can also apply for a direct transfer to the PhD programme before you complete your Master of Midwifery. This is accessed case by case using a strict protocol. If you are granted transfer, the time you have already completed on your Master of Midwifery will be transferred and count towards you total period of candidature in the PhD.
We offer all our Master's students the opportunity to attend a 'writing week' in Wellington. This is a valuable opportunity to spend dedicated time on your writing and, if you wish, attend seminars on the technical aspects of writing.
From 1 October you will be able to enrol online
If you have any enquiries regarding future study options please contact:
Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 7625, Newtown
Phone: (04) 463 6647 or 0800 108-005