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European Master of Science in Midwifery

Germany´s first MSc programme in Midwifery

The Midwifery Research and Education Unit

The Midwifery Research and Education Unit at MHH aims to advance the profession of midwifery and to improve the quality of midwifery care through a combination of research and education. The unit creates educational as well as professional opportunities for midwives, while developing a body of midwife-focused research to address the clinical needs of women and their families. Our research in midwifery and maternal health is diverse, and our unit’s scholars have covered topics ranging from the association of women’s self-diagnosis of labour progress to the current situation of midwifery research and education in several regions. Since 2001, the unit has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts and received funding from several sources including the German Research Society (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), the European Union and governmental institutions. The MHH’s European Master of Science in Midwifery programme started in 2009 and has been run for many years together with ZUYD University of Applied Science and HES‐SO University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland. Its alumni work in leading clinical and teaching positions or went on to continue their research career. In fall 2021, MHH started a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery training programme. This will add to the German landscape of midwifery education and strengthen evidence-based midwifery practice.


The Midwifery Research and Education Unit at MHH is led by midwife Professor Mechthild Gross. Other members of the team include PD Loukia Spineli PhD (Principal Investigator and Lecturer), Dr. Laura Zinsser (research associate) and Anne Hallet (Lecturer and MSc Programme Co-ordinator).


European Master of Science in Midwifery

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  • Regular study duration: Four semesters
  • Study start: Winter semester
  • Primary teaching language: English
  • Admission: Restricted
  • 3 Core modules
    1) European healthcare systems and midwifery practice (15 ECTS)
    2) Advanced research methods (15 ECTS)
    3) Master thesis (30 ECTS)
  • ECTS: 120
  • External validation: Validated until 2024

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Getting there

How to get to Hannover Medical School (MHH) to building K11,
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine
(Frauenklinik / Klinik für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe)

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