Department of Health Studies

Health Care and Nursing

My Studies


Graduation requirements

To graduate from the degree programme in Health Care and Nursing, you must:

  • successfully complete all the classes,
  • successfully complete all the internships,
  • write a Bachelor’s thesis which must receive a pass mark,
  • pass the Bachelor’s examination.

Your title on graduation will be "Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)”, which qualifies you for senior healthcare and nursing positions.

Bachelor’s thesis

The Bachelor’s thesis should explore an issue relating to practical nursing care, based on a structured literature search. It is designed to make graduates aware of the importance of scientific competence in patient care and quality assurance in the healthcare sector. The Bachelor’s thesis uses the results of the structured literature search as a basis for addressing the issue of ‘implementation in practice’ and exploring the transfer of knowledge from theory to practice. All topics must have a clear relevance to healthcare and nursing.

The Bachelor’s thesis is written during the sixth semester with the work process beginning in the fifth semester with the Bachelor’s seminar and then continuing in the sixth semester with another seminar.

Course lecturers and personal supervisors will also be on hand to support the drafting process.

Bachelor’s examination

The Bachelor’s examinations are held on two dates (usually in July and September). The committee consists of at least three members. The examiners are lecturers from the degree programme.

The Bachelor’s examination is designed to demonstrate that the student has acquired the basic skills and professional expertise needed for healthcare and nursing in different settings and satisfies the competence requirements specified in the modules of the accreditation application, the Ordinance on Education and Training in Health Care and Nursing (FH-GUK-AV) and the Health Care and Nursing Act (GuKG). During the oral examination, students are expected to demonstrate their ability to apply basic knowledge from all areas of healthcare and nursing and to establish links with all subjects taught on the course.

After graduation

After completing the Bachelor’s course, you can start your career in senior healthcare and nursing positions straight away. There is also the option to complete a consecutive Master’s degree programme, for example in the field of nursing science, public health or healthcare management.