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To graduate from the Midwifery degree programme, you must:

  • successfully complete all the classes
  • successfully complete all the internships
  • produce two Bachelor’s theses which must both receive a pass mark
  • pass the Bachelor’s examination

Your title on graduation will be “Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)“.

Bachelor’s theses

During the fifth and sixth semesters, our students write two Bachelor’s thesis. The literature analyses are compiled on topics to be selected by the students themselves. Students can choose from two of the following modules:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Abnormalities in childbirth
  • The medicine of obstetrics
  • Risk management in midwifery
  • Postnatal care – mother and child
  • Postnatal care – in-depth knowledge
  • Midwife-led childbirth
  • Quality assurance in freelance midwifery

The aim of the Bachelor’s thesis is to present the latest scientific developments on a specific issue. Students are required to carry out a literature study for their first thesis, either on a quantitative or qualitative issue. For their second thesis, they may also choose a theory-supported project.

Our Bachelor seminar provides support throughout the writing of the thesis. We help at the start with the analysis, differentiation and substantiation of the topic, clarify any framework conditions and guidelines and provide assistance with developing the structure and concrete issues. During the seminar, students present their thoughts, approaches and conclusions for discussion to promote the scientific development process.

One of the highlights of the course is the public presentation of the Bachelor’s thesis before an audience of professional midwives. The ensuing discussion is not just exciting for the students.

Bachelor’s exam

Our students are only permitted to sit the Bachelor’s exam once they have successfully completed all of the internships and examinations. Students must also meet the minimum EU requirements for midwives, e.g. they must have carried out at least 40 births.

Students present their two Bachelor’s theses and analyse a midwifery case study from an obstetric and paediatric perspective. The focus is always on the role of the midwife.

The professional content of the Bachelor’s exam is based on the core issues involved in the work of a midwife: the physiology and pathology of obstetrics, including the physiology of the newborn baby and any abnormalities which may arise.

After graduation

Most graduates begin their career as a midwife at a hospital or childbirth clinic. Some decide to begin work as a freelance midwife straightaway and establish themselves as a private midwife or midwife working under the health insurance system.

Most Master’s courses in the field require professional experience. The majority of our graduates therefore start their professional careers straight after completing their Bachelor’s course.

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