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European Master of Science in Midwifery



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European Master of Science in Midwifery



The European Master of Science in Midwifery is a cooperation of European universities. For more information about the partner universities, click here.


The study course started in the Winter Semester of 2009/10.


If you are interested in this project, we welcome you to read up on the MSc in Midwifery on this homepage. Furthermore, we regularly publish a newsletter which provides updates about the degree programme. To sign up for our newsletter or if you have further questions, please contact The deadline for applications is July 15th of every year. 


Please take a look at our Youtube video describing the European Master of Science in Midwifery, filmed during the Introductory Week in Lausanne in September 2013:


For Prospective Students


Application documents and entry requirements


Contact persons


Course Content


The midwifery study course emphasizes both scientific and practical approaches, as evidenced by the modules of the MHH and the corresponding modules of the partner universities. The clinical part of the studies is therefore highly valued as an important base for further scientific work.


You can sign up for modules at different partner universities. They include management, public health, educational, and pedagogic content to respond to the request of further education of midwives.


To list of modules offered by MHH


Partner universities


To qualify for the MSc, 120 Credit Points (ECTS) have to be completed. The modules can be divided into core and elective modules. For core modules, 60 ECTS are accredited – the Master Thesis counts for 30 of these. Moreover, 60 ECTS are accredited for the elective modules.


The module “European healthcare systems and midwifery practice” holds a special position within the study course. As the opening core module, it is held by one of the partner universities in rotation.  


Orientation week 


English is the official language for both communication and teaching within the study course. The core modules as well as the elective modules are taught in English at the MHH, but personal assignments may also be handed in in German.


If you are interested in a certain module, please contact us for information about compulsory attendance of the module.


To module descriptions at MHH

More information about lecturers


As mentioned earlier, the students start their course with the module “European healthcare systems and midwifery practice” at one of the partner universities in Hannover, Maastricht or Lausanne. Afterwards individual planning begins, e.g. the module “Advanced research methods” at MHH may follow– it generally prepares the students for their MSc thesis. Additional elective subjects may be added referring to the students’ personal main focuses. These modules should deepen your individual knowledge and have to include at least 30 ECTS concerning midwifery modules. The Master Thesis may be begun after the achievement of 75 ECTS at the earliest. 


As soon as you are an enrolled student of the MHH, a detailed Student Handbook and access to the learning platform ILIAS will be available to you. ILIAS stands for Integrated Learning, Information and Working System. It provides multifaceted options of communication and collaboration.




Every student of the MHH has access to the Virtual Private Network (VPN) of the MHH via their matriculation number and date of birth. Using the VPN, the students can access the online network and the services offered by the MHH from outside the MHH network. As long as the student is connected via VPN, their PC or Laptop receives an IP address of the MHH’s address circle. Therefore, the user can do research in online issues of different trade journals that have license contracts with the MHH library. The students can consequently access the online publications licensed by the MHH independent of their location.




Access and admission conditions German / Access and admission conditions English

Conditions of study and examination regulations

Scale of fees


In addition


If you have student-related questions, please contact our student representative


Master Theses


If you have questions, please send an email to:


Visit the joint homepage of the European Master of Science in Midwifery: .


If you are interested in further information, you are welcome to submit your contact details, as we regularly publish newsletters.