Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) (4784)

  • Approved Abbreviation: BMidwif(Hons)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4784
  • AQF Level: 8

Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later. 

This program is designed for graduates with a Midwifery qualification to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to contribute to midwifery practice. Successful completion of the program provides students with a sound basis for subsequent research within their own work environments and prepares them to progress to higher degree research-related programs.

This program provides an opportunity for students, under guidance of their supervisors, to plan and implement a research project in midwifery practice combining a research project with course work. The course work, undertaken during the first semester of enrolment, comprises two units of study which focus on critical review of research literature, understanding ethical principles applied to practice-based research and the development of a formal research proposal. The remainder of the program focuses on completion of a research project and the preparation and submission of a Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) thesis.

This program is available in a one-year full-time or two-year part-time mode of study. The part-time program is designed to be able to be undertaken concurrently with any new graduate transitional program offered by various hospitals.

Study Mode

One year full-time or two years part-time

Program Advice

Fiona Arundell

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Multi Modal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Multi Modal See above

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Inherent requirements


Admission to the Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) program is determined on the basis of all of the following criteria being met

  • Current registration as a registered midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
  • Completion of a Midwifery qualification (Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7 or above) with achievement of a threshold Average Admission Mark (AAM) equal to, or above, the minimum of 65
  • Statement of Intent - outlining the proposed research topic area, aim and general method proposed to be used in the research study (500 words)
  • Appointment of a principal supervisor by the Dean, or nominee, of the School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Demonstrated satisfactory academic writing skills appropriate to the discipline which will be assessed by the School of Nursing and Midwifery

The Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) is not open to international student visa holders.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).  Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NURS 4005 Midwifery Research 10
NURS 4003 Midwifery Honours Thesis A (Full-time) 20
NURS 4001 Methods and Methodologies in Midwifery Research 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NURS 4004 Midwifery Honours Thesis B (Full-time) 40
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points80

Part-time  start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
NURS 4005 Midwifery Research 10
Midwifery Honours Thesis (Part-Time)  
NOTE: NURS 4002 is a 60 credit point subject spread over three teaching sessions  
NURS 4001 Methods and Methodologies in Midwifery Research 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
NOTE: NURS 4002 is a 60 credit point subject spread over three teaching sessions  
Midwifery Honours Thesis (Part-Time)  
Midwifery Honours Thesis (Part-Time)  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points80