Pregnancy, birth and the post-partum period are among the most intensive phases in women’s lives. During this time, midwives are available to assist them and their families from the beginning of pregnancy until the end of breastfeeding.

They support the natural course of pregnancy and childbirth. A doctor is called in if something is no longer going according to plan. Up to this point, midwives are trained to provide women with full medical care. In the post-partum period, they encourage bonding between mother and child and support the parents in the early phase of parenthood.

The degree programme provides theoretical knowledge and practical competences for midwifery work and midwifery studies on a scientific basis. It enables students to independently plan, manage, and design highly complex care processes on the basis of science-based decisions

Degree
Bachelor of Science
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
restriction-specific
More information under the Admission requirements tab
Subject distribution
Special features

A special feature of the degree programme is the intensive interlinking of theory and practice. This is ensured by highly qualified lecturers with practical experience, problem-oriented approaches to teaching, and the continuous practical consolidation of acquired knowledge in simulated learning environments (simulation laboratory). Together with those responsible for the practical placements, there is regular reflection on the practical studies and individual learning support.

The guiding principle throughout the course of study is interprofessional and interdisciplinary networking with other health science and related degree programmes at Nuremberg Tech. Interdisciplinary specializations are taken up in cross-curricular course components and interprofessional exchange is facilitated.

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Upon completion of the degree programme, students acquire a state licence to use the professional title of midwife and the academic degree of Bachelor of Science, which enables direct entry into the profession or qualification for a master’s degree.

Initial accreditation of the study programme until September 2022.

Admission semester
Winter semester
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2022 to 30.06.2022
Dual system options
Midwifery is a dual degree programme integrating practical experience
Faculty
not yet assigned to a Faculty (➔ Nuremberg School of Health)

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

More information

For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

For the bachelor’s programme, there are formal requirements that you must fulfil in order to be able to start the degree programme. There are also a number of personal requirements that you should meet.

Formal requirements

  • Academic midwifery training contract with partner teaching hospital

    In the first phase of the application procedure, the applicant must conclude a contract for academic midwifery training with one of Nuremberg Tech’s partner teaching hospitals (in German).

    Please note the respective application deadlines for the partner teaching hospitals.

    Between 2 May and 30 June of each year, the second phase of the application takes place via Nuremberg Tech’s application portal, when all certificates and documents required for admission are uploaded into the system. At the same time, the training contract that the applicant has concluded with one of the partner hospitals and that confirms the preselection is submitted. The deadline for submitting relevant documents (e.g. Abitur certificate) is 27 July of the same year.

  • General admission requirements (Abitur, university of applied sciences entrance qualification, subject-restricted university entrance qualification, vocational qualification, or foreign educational certificate)
  • Medical certificate confirming mental and physical fitness to exercise the profession (required for enrolment/matriculation at the earliest. Please refer to the information in the letter of admission.)

  • Extended certificate of good conduct (required for enrolment/matriculation at the earliest. Please refer to the information in the letter of admission.)

  • Required language certificates:

    The language of instruction in this degree programme is German. Applicants with a different native language who do not hold a German bachelor’s degree and have not completed a German-language education at a higher education institution must provide one of the following certificates:

    • German Language Examination for University Admission (DSH), overall level DSH-1 or higher

    • Test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF), level 3 or higher in all 4 parts of the test

    Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf in German)

Personal characteristics and skills

  • Willingness to take on responsibility
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Sociability and empathy
  • Interest in relationships in human medicine
  • Willingness to work irregular hours
  • Psychological stability and resilience
  • Willingness to work independently
  • Readiness for lifelong learning

 

We recommend an orientation internship in the run-up to your studies.

Faculty advisor

Would you like more detailed information about specific course content or do you have further questions about the degree programme? ... then please feel free to contact the degree programme advisor.