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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 CriteriaZulassungsfrei
Application period 15.04.2024 - 15.07.2024
Study format Full time, with in-depth practical experience, Joint degree programme
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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    The study programme / profile

    The challenges in the midwifery profession and the training previously provided for it have changed: With the reform law in force since 1 January 2020, midwifery training in Germany has been academised nationwide, which has been standard in many other EU countries for years. This is intended to take into account both the increased demands on obstetrics and the complexity of the responsible midwifery profession.

    Midwives need extended competences that enable them to act self-reflectively, develop methods further and incorporate the latest scientific and interdisciplinary findings into their work. A degree programme in which theoretical and practical phases alternate in a balanced way will therefore form the basis of midwifery training in future. This course, which has been offered since the 2020/21 winter semester, is a further qualification course for midwives who have already qualified and trained under the old legal system.


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

    Upon completion of the degree programme, graduates receive a certificate of further training in "Practical Instruction in Midwifery", which qualifies them to train and instruct students in accordance with the Midwifery Act. Before starting your studies, find out at your place of work about the possibility of an expense allowance and online about a further education scholarship from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for midwives under 25 years of age.

    Contents and course of study

    The curriculum of the midwifery further qualification programme consists of elements from the fields of midwifery science and midwifery expertise as well as practical and interdisciplinary elements.

    Study and examination regulations

    Prospects after graduation

    In addition to traditional midwifery work, midwives trained under the old law who obtain an academic degree have a wide range of attractive career prospects: They can choose to work as practice supervisors under the new Midwifery Act and thus make an important contribution to the academic training of the next generation of midwives. Further academic options are open to them, such as a subsequent Master's or doctoral programme. A university education will broaden your career prospects in the field of research and development, for example as a teacher for special tasks or as a professor. The Bachelor's degree is recognised throughout the EU and is legally compliant, i.e. you are entitled to work as a midwife in other EU countries.

    Admission requirements

    The basic requirement for the "Midwifery further qualification (B.Sc.)" degree programme is successful completion of the state examination for midwives / maternity nurses. The following documents are required

    • the certificate of authorisation to use the professional title "midwife",
    • the certificate of completion of the midwifery school,
    • the (specialised) university entrance qualification certificate (if available),
    • a German certificate of recognition (only for qualifications obtained in other EU countries) and
    • a curriculum vitae in tabular form

    In the event that you do not have a (specialised) university entrance qualification, admission to university is possible through the vocational qualification. The requirements according to §29 of the Ordinance on Qualifications for Studies at Universities of the Free State of Bavaria and State-recognised non-state universities (Qualification Ordinance - QualV) apply. In addition, a counselling interview must be completed at Landshut University of Applied Sciences at the Central Student Advisory Service. As soon as this interview has taken place, you will receive the confirmation of counselling required for admission.

    Requirement profile

    To be able to complete a degree programme, you don't just have to fulfil the formal requirements. Studying means academic learning and research and requires a high degree of personal responsibility, organisational ability, resilience, motivation, discipline and analytical skills. In addition to lectures, tutorials and seminars, the majority of the programme consists of independent work (working on assignments, projects and academic texts, etc.).

    However, this personal responsibility also enables students to organise their own daily study routine and set their own personal priorities, so that they can ultimately learn independently and in a self-determined manner. In addition, reading English (specialised) literature should be a challenge that you can master.

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    It is important to distinguish whether you are applying for a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme. There is also a difference as to whether the Bachelor's degree programme is admission-free or admission-restricted (with NC). Further information on the application and admission procedure can be found here.

    The university determines the number of places to be allocated for individual degree programmes. From the applications received for places on degree programmes with restricted admission, the best students from various groups (Abitur, Fachabitur, master's degree, second degree, etc.) are admitted according to a ranking list until the number of places to be allocated is reached. The NC (Nurmerus Clausus, average grade for admission) is calculated each year from the average grade of the last university place awarded. Experience has shown that the NC fluctuates considerably from year to year when there are only a few places to be allocated and cannot be predicted in advance of the admission procedure.

    Depending on whether you have already studied something similar or the same degree programme elsewhere, you either apply for a higher semester or start a new degree programme in the first semester. If you apply for a higher semester, the creditable examination results in particular determine whether you can be admitted. More information here.

    If you can prove that you have already acquired comparable skills - either through professional experience or as part of a previous degree programme - you can apply to have these recognised. The application must be submitted to the Student Service Centre and will then be reviewed by the relevant examination board. You will be informed of the decision after approx. 2-3 weeks. The application can be found here.

    Once you have registered in the applicant portal and uploaded your documents, you will be kept up to date on the progress of your application. If something is missing or incorrect, which would lead to exclusion from the award procedure, you will also be notified there. The letter of admission is also available for download there. Click here to go to the applicant portal.

    As part of the application process, if you accept the study place offer, you must contact your health insurance company and inform them that you intend to start studying at Landshut University of Applied Sciences. The health insurance company will then confirm that you have health insurance cover by sending a digital message directly to us. If you have private health insurance, you must consult a statutory health insurance company and order a confirmation of exemption there. This will also be sent to us digitally. Information on health insurance during your studies can be found here.

    By paying the student union fee, which must be paid before starting your studies and then once per semester, you acquire a semester ticket. This semester ticket entitles you to use local public transport in the area covered by the Landshut Transport Association (LAVV). The semester ticket is printed on the student ID card and must be presented without being asked before travelling. Details can be found here.

    The student ID card is sent to you by post before you start your degree programme. You can use your student ID to pay in the canteen or use the 24-hour library, for example. The semester ticket is also printed on the student ID card. The student ID card must be revalidated for the following semester after re-registration. You can find out more here.

    For all degree programmes that are not part of the continuing education academy, there are generally no tuition fees. Irrespective of this, the student union fee must be paid once per semester. This solidarity contribution provides financial support for the canteen or the student halls of residence of the Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz, for example. The semester ticket is also included. Further information here.

    We would like to invite all prospective students to our information events on campus! In addition to the study information day, there are also smaller online and face-to-face events such as the university podcast or the applicant day and much more, where you can get detailed information about degree programmes and Landshut University of Applied Sciences. Our counselling services can also be used for personal consultations at any time.

    At the start of their studies, our first-year students are warmly welcomed and provided with all the necessary information. You will be given an introduction to how the university platforms work, the lecture timetable, the Studium Generale and much more!

    BAföG is administered by the Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz. This is located in Regensburg. You can either go there directly or contact the BAföG counselling centre of the Studentenwerk N/O in the E building.

    Landshut University of Applied Sciences and the Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz offer students free psychological counselling in difficult life situations. You are welcome to get in touch with the contact persons at any time.

    Attractive companies advertise study-related jobs such as internships, student traineeships and entry-level positions on the university job exchange. In addition, the part-time job exchange offers a variety of mini and holiday jobs to finance your studies.

    The Studentenwerk Niederbayern/Oberpfalz currently manages three public student halls of residence in the immediate vicinity of the university. There are also six other halls of residence run by private organisations. More information here.

    Information for students

    If you have any questions about the degree programme, the Central Student Advisory Service, the Student Advisory Service and the faculty will be happy to help you at any time. You can also find out more about the degree programme at events such as study information days, taster days, etc.

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    Information for schools

    If you as a school or several schools are interested in presenting the degree programme at your school or in cooperation with several schools, you are welcome to contact the Central Student Advisory Service at Landshut University of Applied Sciences or the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies.

    External teaching assignment

    Are you interested in an external teaching assignment on the "Midwifery further qualification (B.Sc.)" programme at Landshut University of Applied Sciences?
    In this case, please contact Prof Anne Wiedermann( or Inga Bourdillon(; 0871/506-682) directly.
    We will be happy to accept your details in the form of a short profile with information about yourself and your teaching or subject area and will contact you promptly.

    Further information for prospective students

    If you are interested in the degree programme, please contact the following contact points if you have any questions before starting your studies:

    Prof. Anne Wiedermann

    Contact person for students who are already enrolled