Master of Midwifery Studies - HKU SPACE: Nursing Studies & Healthcare courses
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Master of Midwifery Studies

Distance Learning | The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Awarded by
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
24 months
Course Fee
AUD4,390 per course*
Total AUD35,120 for all 8 courses*
* All fees are subject to change without prior notice
How to Apply
Deadline on 30 Jun 2020 (Tue)
2975 5688
2807 2054

This programme is offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Newcastle in partnership with HKU SPACE. It is designed to meet the general educational needs of registered midwives and nurses seeking to enhance their careers in the areas of clinical practice, education, management, and, research. The programme focuses on the well-being of the childbearing woman, her baby and her family, and the role of the professional as part of an extensive, multi-disciplinary and collaborative team.

The programme provides a platform for graduate midwives to extend their studies in areas of greatest relevance; clinical practice, management, education, research or a combination. A Master degree is necessary for any management, education or clinical midwife consultant role. Therefore, midwives seeking to advance their careers enrol in Master degrees.  General nurses who are interested to learn about childbearing or care of unwell newborn are welcome to enrol in the programme.


** Briefing session could be arranged whenever necessary or upon request.  Please contact 2975 5688 or email to

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive and well founded knowledge of the discipline of midwifery studies;
  2. Display effective written and/or oral communication skills within a multidisciplinary team environment;
  3. Demonstrate ability to apply evidenced-based knowledge from midwifery studies to the clinical practice setting using critical thinking and clinical reasoning;
  4. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in the midwifery care of childbearing women in the local context;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of research methodology and its application to research questions in midwifery studies and other health related areas;
  6. Demonstrate professional self-efficacy and leadership; and
  7. Demonstrate cultural competency and safety.
Application Code 1845-HS155A -

Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

What You Will Study

Grounded in the provision of woman-centred, primary midwifery care, the University of Newcastle Master of Midwifery Studies combines contemporary theories encompassing a holistic view of midwifery, including the social, emotional, cultural and psychophysiological factors which influence health and wellbeing.

For Hong Kong students, there will be 20 hours of face-to-face lecture, 6 hours of tutorial and on-line learning for each course.  All students must complete the following four core courses and four directed courses:

  1. NUHS6043 - Contemporary Midwifery (MIDI6520)
  2. NUHS6044 - Midwifery and Cultural Diversity (MIDI6580)
  3. NUHS6045 - Optimising Childbearing (MIDI6591)
  4. NUHS6046 - Introduction to Research in Health Care (NURS6900)
  5. NUHS6047 - Knowledge Translation in Health Care (NURS6910)
  6. NUHS6048 - Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context (NURS6640)
  7. NUHS6049 - Leadership and Management in Practice (NURS6623)
  8. NUHS6050 - Care of the Unwell Newborn (NURS6815)


Mode of Delivery

The programme will be offered in part-time mode and conducted in face-to-face lecture-based teaching, tutorial sessions and online learning. 

Teaching Staff

The programme is taught by UON teachers.

Trimester start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020

  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020

  • Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020


For each course:

Lectures will be delivered by UON teachers flying to HK and arranged over one weekend with pattern as follows:

Friday and Saturday (9am to 5pm)

Sunday (9am to 4pm)

Tutorials will be arranged on weekday evenings (6:30pm to 9:30pm).


HKU SPACE Learning Centres

Applicants must have:

1) either registration as a midwife with one year clinical experience or registration as a general nurse with two years' clinical experience; AND

2) a Bachelor of Nursing or other related fields

All applications for admission will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Applicants must satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirements of the University of Newcastle. They will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

•     International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results, the minimum score is 6; or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results; the minimum score is 60-78.

•     Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country

•     Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

Application Fee

HK$500 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • AUD4,390 per course*
    Total AUD35,120 for all 8 courses*
    * All fees are subject to change without prior notice

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Please submit your application with all the following documents through any of the HKU SPACE enrolment counters in person or send by post to the following address:

Food, Nutrition and Healthcare (Attn.: Iris Chiu)
13/F, Fortress Tower
250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
(Application for Master of Midwifery Studies)

  1. hard copy of the completed application form;
  2. copies of registration as midwife or general nurse;
  3. copies of Bachelor of Nursing or other related field;
  4. copy of HKID card;
  5. certified copies of English proficiency evidence (please refer to the English Language Proficiency requirements of the University of Newcastle);
  6. a crossed cheque of HK$500 as application fee (payable to ‘HKU SPACE’); and
  7. a recent colour photo (in plain background).
Payment Method

Upon successful admission, students can make payment via the University of Newcastle (Australia) online system.

The University of Newcastle (Australia) (UON) was founded in 1956. It is renowned for the quality and breadth of its research, their commitment to research translation and global leading innovation, and the world class education provided for students.

UON is currently ranked in the top 250 universities globally by both the Times Higher Education and QS World University rankings. UON is in the top ten university in Australia in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. The nursing discipline in the UON ranks in the top 50 in the world.

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