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University of Technology Sydney

Master of Women's and Children's Health

  • Delivery: Online
  • Commitment: 15 - 20 hours/week
  • Study Level: Postgraduate
  • Duration: 24 months

Lead the way in women’s and children’s health and study this course with an industry-led curriculum that is designed to meet the industry needs of the future.

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Course overview

  • Lead the way in women’s and children’s health with the first degree of its kind
  • Deliver impact where it matters most with three in-demand majors to choose from
  • Study an industry-led curriculum that’s designed to meet the industry needs of the future
  • Accelerated and supported online study at a university that’s passionate about your success

The UTS Online Master of Women’s and Children’s Health is for midwives, nurses and allied health professionals looking to: 

  • Take advantage of an in-demand career in women’s and children’s health
  • Have a positive influence on the current state of women’s and children’s health through evidence-based policy and further research
  • Transform the future of women’s and children’s health and progress their career
  • Build the confidence to progress into a leadership role
  • Follow their passion into a fulfilling career that delivers focused care to women and children, from adolescence to motherhood and in the workforce

Key facts

Study level
Course type
24 months (Part time)
15 - 20 hours/week
Price per unit
From $3,156
January, 2024
March, 2024
May, 2024
July, 2024
August, 2024
October, 2024

What you will study

The Master of Women's and Children’s Health comprises 13 online subjects (72 credit points [CP] in total). 

*Students who complete eight core subjects (48 CP) from the Master of Women’s and Children’s Health may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Women's and Children’s Health.

Core subjects

Complete the following 7 subjects (36 CP)

  • Contemporary Women’s Health Issues (6 CP)
  • The Child in the Contemporary World (6 CP)
  • Global Perspectives in Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health (6 CP)
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Women’s Health (6 CP)
  • Leading Health and Social Care (6 CP)
  • Indigenous Public Health (3 CP)
  • Foundations in Public Health (3 CP)

Major subjects (Part 1)

Select a major OR complete four to five subjects (24 CP) from the following:

Health Research major

  • Fundamentals of Biostatistics (3 CP)
  • Fundamentals of Qualitative Research (3 CP)
  • Contemporary Approaches to Digital Health (6 CP)
  • Research in Health (6 CP)
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology (6 CP)

Leadership and Management in Health Care major

  • Organisational Management in Health Care (6 CP)

And select 3 from the following:

  • Health Systems and Change (6 CP)
  • Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care (6 CP)
  • Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care (6 CP)
  • Creating a Culture of Teaching and Learning in Healthcare (6 CP)
  • Using Health Care Data for Decision Making (6 CP)
  • Planning and Evaluating Health Services (6 CP)

Reproductive Health major

  • An introduction to Reproductive Health (6 CP)
  • Assisted Reproduction (6 CP)
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health: A Population Health Approach (6 CP)
  • Therapeutic Communication in Reproductive Health (6 CP)

Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate one of the following:

  • Completed a UTS-recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in midwifery, nursing, allied health or health science field


  • Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Children’s Health


  • Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health


Philosophy and practice that focuses on the individual needs of women and children: Understand that politics, gender, history and tradition all influence the current state of women’s health. Reflect on this to develop a philosophy and practice that puts women and children in focus. Enhance your ability to recognise the influence of gender, how it intersects with other dimensions of diversity, and the impact on equitable access to services and personal wellbeing.

Evidence-informed and reflective practice: Learn how to reflect on your practice, guided by informed judgements based on research, open-mindedness, and a responsive and inclusive attitude. Critique existing policies and strategies that promote social justice and advocate for further research in reproductive, sexual and women’s health.

An ethical and collaborative approach: Women of all cultures have diverse needs and expectations, and not all are afforded the same quality of healthcare. In this course you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to meet the unique and individual needs of women and children. Apply your understanding of social and cultural diversity, informed by an ethical and collaborative approach.

Contemporary, strengths-focused leadership: Build the strength, confidence and vision to drive change in women’s and children’s health. Explore strengths-based and future-focused leadership approaches for all areas of practice and healthcare settings, and learn how to model evidence-based practice and respectful care.

Career outcomes

Studying UTS Online’s Master of Women’s and Children’s Health may lead to roles such as:

  • Senior Policy Officer
  • Policy Advisor
  • Midwife or Nurse Unit Manager
  • Midwifery or Nursing Educator
  • Midwifery or Nursing Researcher
  • IVF Midwife or Nurse
  • Sexual Health RN/RM Coordinator
  • Progression into further research


Fees shown are subject to change. You may also be required to pay student amenities fees. Contact the university directly to confirm.

The fees shown are per unit. The number of units are listed below fees. Together they indicate the total fees for the course.

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