Degree Bachelor of Science
Start of study Winter semester
Application period Winter semester 01 June until 15 July
Standard period of study 8 semesters
Credits 240


Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur) or entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife)
  • English language skills at level B1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of Social Sciences
Integrated stay abroad Yes

The International Midwifery B.Sc. degree programme ideally prepares you for the complex and at the same time dynamically changing requirements in the professional field of midwifery and prepares you for the important and responsible tasks involved.

In addition to psychosocial basics, you will also acquire fundamental knowledge of medical and health sciences, i.e. the degree programme comprehensively covers the entire spectrum of midwifery work.

In addition to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, the practical component also plays a major role: You complete practical phases with freelance midwives as well as in clinics, and at Hochschule Bremen you specifically train your practical skills under realistic conditions in the Skills and Simulation Centre.

The programme enables you to independently carry out the activities required of midwives under German regulations – in particular, birth accompaniment and monitoring the course of the postpartum phase.

The contents of the study programme are recognised throughout the European Union and entitle you to work as a midwife in all EU member states.

The places for the practical phases are allocated by the Hochschule Bremen. Students receive an employment contract with the cooperating institution for the entire duration of the programme.

Career prospects

The demand for midwives on the labour market and as freelance service providers is very high throughout Germany. This is equally true for the state of Bremen. Future midwives are welcomed with open arms in practice, both during their studies and as beginners in the profession.

As a graduate of the International Midwifery B.Sc. programme, you can look forward to a wide range of job opportunities and a labour market that is open to you at home and abroad.

In addition to the opportunities in patient-oriented care (clinics, freelance work with and without obstetrics), there are also opportunities in fields with a special focus, e.g. as a midwife in the health department, as a family midwife or in quality management. There is also a growing demand for graduates in the field of research and education.

Programme structure

Initially, your studies are mainly theoretical, followed by more and more practical components as the programme progresses. Even during the theoretical phase, you will also receive practical training in the Skills and Simulation Centre at the Hochschule Bremen.

Here, you practise on models in an area of 1,400 square metres and real-life care situations are tested with actors and actresses. In the fifth semester, you undertake a compulsory stay abroad with preparatory and follow-up courses. An elective module is planned for the seventh semester. Here you can build profile by setting individual focal points.

You are expected to bear a high level of personal responsibility in respect of meeting the programme requirements. The phases of independent learning account for two thirds of the workload attached to the HSB courses.

Each module ends with a module examination. In your last semester, you work on your Bachelor thesis and the programme ends with the colloquium and award of the academic title ‘Bachelor of Science’. Furthermore, you take a written, oral and practical state examination for professional recognition as a midwife.

In order to be admitted to the examinations, you must fulfil certain requirements from the practical placements. These are regulated on the national level by examination rules for midwives.

Module manual (German)

Examination regulations (German)

Work placements

During the practical phases, you will be regularly accompanied by trained vocational instructors. Courses held by university lecturers also take place regularly during the practical study phases, while the HSB and the cooperation partners in vocational training are in close contact with each other.

The practical modules are subject to compulsory attendance. There are practical phases on different topics, both with freelance midwives as well as in clinics. The rotation through several clinics is aimed at providing you with different, in-depth practical skills.

The Hochschule Bremen is also responsible for the practical modules as part of the degree programme. You will receive an individual practice schedule from the respective practice institution according to the specifications laid down by the university.

Please note

The places for the practical study components are allocated by HSB. Students receive an employment contract in the cooperating institutions for the entire study programme.


The Hochschule Bremen maintains a large network of partner universities worldwide. As a midwifery student, you will benefit from this strong international network, as you are scheduled to spend time at a university abroad. This gives you the opportunity to gain in-depth insights into the healthcare system, obstetric care structure and society of the country you choose to go to.

When organising your stay abroad, you will receive support in all formal, organisational and other matters from the International Office in Faculty 3.

Apart from the time you spend studying at a partner university, you are also free to organise additional work experience by undertaking a placement abroad.


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