Midwifery bachelor degree programme
As a midwife, you will work together with women and their families to provide the support, advice and guidance they need throughout their pregnancy, as well as during the birth and in the following days.
Our three-year Midwifery bachelor programme will equip you with all the necessary tools, preparing you for hospital-based duties as well as freelance midwifery work.
Courses normally take place from Monday to Friday.
You will complete your degree in 6 semesters, or 3 years. During this time, your workload will be 180 ECTS credits.
During your degree, you must complete an internship lasting at least 63 weeks, equivalent to a total of 2000 hours.
This is the tuition fee for EU and EEA citizens. In addition, the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH) dues amount to EUR 22.70. Please note that different tuition fees apply for non-EU citizens.
The degree programme
This programme will provide you with all the skills you need to practise as a midwife. Preventive measures will be an important aspect of your work – one of your tasks will be identifying complications for both mother and baby. You will ensure that essential medical assistance is provided and will know how to perform emergency procedures.
The degree has a strong practical focus, which we think is especially important. Numerous simulation activities enable you to apply your theoretical knowledge directly in class. Each semester you will complete a practice placement, gaining experience in a range of different wards. The elective and compulsory internships in semester 4 can both be done abroad.
As a graduate of our bachelor programme, you will be eligible to practise as a midwife in accordance with the Hebammengesetz (Austrian Midwifery Act). You will hold a professional qualification which meets European standards and enables you to work in other EU countries – a big advantage.
The Midwifery profession
Midwives provide support and care for parents-to-be before and during pregnancy, as well as during the baby’s first year of life.
Supporting couples who are trying for a baby is the focus of midwifery work before the pregnancy stage. During pregnancy, you will monitor the development of the foetus and prepare the parents-to-be for the birth and life with a new baby.
It goes without saying that you will be at the birth to care for the mother-to-be and check the baby’s vital functions. You will be able to identify critical situations and provide medical assistance.
Your job will then be to continue to support the new family in the days following birth and during the child’s first year of life. For example, you will show mothers how to breastfeed and advise parents on infant nutrition.
" You don’t have to be a mother to be a good midwife. This course is also for men and young women. What’s important is your ability to deal with stressful situations in a calm, composed and rational manner, and apply your expertise in line with the specific circumstances. "
Programme director Elisabeth Rakos
A formula for success: theoretical knowledge + practical experience
The programme is built on three pillars:
Get to know the core team of our bachelor degree programme Midwifery.
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Study programme: Hebammen (3. semester)
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Study programme: Hebammen (3. semester)
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