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Midwifery Sciences Bachelor (I17316)

Midwifery Sciences

Bachelor of Science

(In planning)

Two in one! - Professional qualification and bachelor's degree

Furtwangen University is expanding its healthcare programmes in keeping with the current changes in midwifery training. Midwives in training who take this degree, which is set up in accordance with the revised Midwifery Law which came into force on 1 January 2020, will gain both the academic theory and practical workplace skills which will qualify them as reflective specialists acting upon evidence-based knowledge.

The Midwifery Sciences BSc programme which will be offered at Furtwangen University has already been planned in cooperation with the School of Midwifery of the External link opens in a new window:DAA in Lahr, the Academy for Health and Nursing Professions (Akademie für Gesundheits- und Sozialberufe) of the Schwarzwald-Baar Hospital (External link opens in a new window:Schwarzwald-Baar-Klinikum) in Villingen-Schwenningen and the Midwifery Academy South-West (External link opens in a new window:Hebammen Akademie Südwest gGmbH) in Freiburg.

From Winter Semester 2021/22 it should be possible to gain both the Professional Midwifery Qualification and a Bachelor of Midwifery Sciences (BSc) at Furtwangen University in only 7 semesters. This will give graduates the opportunity to work as a midwife both in Germany and internationally. After graduating, it will also be possible to take a master's degree or to follow an academic career in research or teaching.

Start of programme

The programme will be set up as soon as financing by the State of Baden-Württemberg is in place (earliest start: Winter Semester 2021/22). A decision by the Ministry of Science responsible is expected in October 2020.

  • ECTS 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration 7 Semesters
  • Location Furtwangen
  • Faculty Health, Safety, Society
  • Programme begins probably winter semester 21/22
  • Application deadline probably 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements University entrance qualification or professional healthcare and nursing training, training contract with cooperating hospital including medical certificate, certificate of good conduct, language skills: German
  • Teaching Language German
  • Accreditation In preparation