Currently there are three different midwifery science bachelor's degree models in Germany:
- primary qualification = undergraduate degree starting immediately, including a vocational training qualification/professional licence
- training-integrated = building upon prerequisite vocational training
- part-time = following a vocational qualification / while in professional employment
The Furtwangen University degree programme is the first of these, a bacholor's degree as a primary qualification. This means: you can gain the bachelor's degree and professional widwifery qualification without the prerequisite of a midwifery qualification. Furtwangen University is responsible for planning and running the programme. This is a full-time programme. A minimum of 2,200 hours of practical training are integrated in the course.
Our Midwifery Science programme
The specialist knowledge and soft skills necessary for independent and comprehensive midwifery work in in-patient and out-patient areas is taught on the Midwifery Science programme at Furtwangen University.
Students are taught everything they need to know about accompanying women and their families through pregnancy, birth and post-natal care. In addition, students will be able to give comprehensive and customised advice to pregnant women, provide care for newborn babies and support their families through this new phase in life.
The theoretical and practical courses will be held on the Furtwangen Campus. For first semester students, the programme begins as early as September. The lectures start in the third week of September. If necessary, an initial introduction can be made in advance at the practical institution respective.
For the practical study phases, students will in future sign a training contract with a cooperating practical institution (hospital). Their practical training will take place almost exclusively in these hospitals, who will also be responsible for financial compensation. In addition, students will have the opportunity to gain experience in other delivery rooms and learn about the out-of-hospital setting. In this way, students will get to know the exciting everyday working life of experienced midwives in the delivery room, on the postpartum ward, in birth centers or midwife-led facilities as early and comprehensively as possible, and will be able to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired at the university in a real-life practical setting.