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Midwife further qualification

The Midwifery further qualification degree programme is a further qualification degree programme for midwives who have already qualified as midwives.

By completing the programme, midwives can also obtain a Bachelor of Science degree.
The existing professional qualification as a midwife is recognised.

Start Winter semester
Admission Criteria Unrestricted admission
Application period 15.04.2024 - 15.07.2024
Study cost None (only semester fee)
Normal duration7 Semester (Durch Anrechnung der Ausbildung ist es möglich, auf 5 Semester zu verkürzen.)
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Prospects after graduation

What does a degree qualify you to do?

A degree programme provides access to lifelong learning and interdisciplinary exchange, opens up research opportunities and in-depth practice based on the latest scientific findings. Specialist and interdisciplinary skills are specifically promoted. On the "Midwifery further qualification" degree programme, you will acquire up-to-date knowledge in core areas of midwifery work and can contribute to improving the quality of obstetric care.

By acquiring scientific skills, you can contribute to strengthening midwifery science in Germany. You will deepen your skills in the areas of communication, counselling, adult education as well as in quality assurance and management areas. You will reflect on current practice and manage specific implementation processes for innovations and current recommendations in your working environment. The degree is internationally recognised and corresponds to the qualification level specified by the EU.

      As part of the programme, you will acquire the skills to:

      • plan, manage and organise highly complex care processes on the basis of science-based and science-oriented decisions,
      • be able to access research areas of midwifery science at the latest state of the art and transfer them to their professional activities,
      • be able to critically and analytically analyse both theoretical and practical knowledge and develop and implement innovative, science-based solutions to improve their own professional field of action and
      • contribute to the development of quality management concepts, risk management concepts, guidelines and expert standards.

      Areas of responsibility

      • Comprehensive counselling and care for women during pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period and breastfeeding
      • Independent management of normal births
      • Monitoring and care of newborns/infants up to the end of the first year of life
      • Additional services provided by statutory health insurance physicians, such as fertility counselling, on-call service, birth preparation, postnatal recovery

      Possible Master's degree programmes

      Landshut University of Applied Sciences does not currently offer a Master's degree programme for midwives. This is currently still being planned.

      Prof. Anne Wiedermann

      Contact person for students who are already enrolled