Bachelor of Midwifery

The University of Queensland

Safely guiding expectant mothers (and parents) through pregnancy, birth and the weeks that follow might be one of the most challenging and rewarding careers there is. Students will celebrate the very essence of life when they study to become a midwife. The Bachelor of Midwifery is a respected and innovative program developed in consultation with healthcare professionals and key industry partners. It takes a problem-solving approach to learning and integrates lecture-based study with clinical practice in major teaching hospitals. Students will start practical learning in a hospital in week five of the first year of study. Afterwards, students will start to make the transition from student to midwife during extended placements in the final year. Placements will consolidate skills and knowledge to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia National Competency Standards for the Midwife. Students will benefit from a program that focuses theory on specific case studies, so they can apply everything they're learning. Case studies vary, but include women and parents from diverse cultural, linguistic, age and socio-economic groups. UQ midwives provide professional care, education, support and advice, and play pivotal role in the lives of parents, babies and communities around the world.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: St Lucia
Institution CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)


  • Midwifery

Ranked in the top 51 universities in the world as measured by the QS World University Rankings*, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's leading higher education institutions with:

  • more awards for teaching excellence than any other Australian university
  • exceptional program choice across a wide range of study areas at undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degree levels
  • opportunities for students to gain practical experience and make valuable connections with prospective employers through internships and work placements
  • the chance for students to study part of their degree overseas at one of the university's many highly ranked partner institutions.

With campuses based in and around the city of Brisbane, you will enjoy a diverse community of more than 50,000 students, including over 12,600 international students from 140 different countries across the globe.

Just seven kilometres from Brisbane's city centre, UQ St Lucia - UQ's largest campus - is renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses. UQ St Lucia's beautiful sandstone architecture, parklands and lakes encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland's largest research library and fully equipped laboratories and lecture theatres.

UQ provides a comprehensive range of support services and orientation programs to help international students settle into Australia and enjoy the best possible study experience. These include:

  • in-country and online pre-departure sessions
  • airport pick-up for new international students
  • accommodation services
  • study skills workshops
  • free English language support
  • international student advisors
  • counselling
  • careers support
  • health and disability services
  • multi-faith chaplaincy service.

Student Services also coordinates Mates@UQ - a free program for all UQ students that encourages social and academic networks between Australian and international students at social events such as live music, barbecues, movies and dinners.

UQ students can benefit from a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies, including access to more than 200 affiliated clubs and societies - from the Debating Society to the Yoga and Meditation Club - as well as sports and cultural facilities.

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