ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
1350 EUR/year
1350 EUR/year
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Midwifery at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences enables midwives to complete the consecutive Master's degree as a part-time or a full-time study.


Midwifery at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences is designed to prepare midwives for new roles and competencies in specialised practice, research and teaching.

Midwives with a Master of Science in Midwifery are in high demand as professional experts, researchers and lecturers to develop solutions to current and future challenges in interdisciplinary obstetrical healthcare with user involvement.The Master of Science in Midwifery meets today’s professional requirements as well as the needs of women and their families. The degree is internationally recognised and opens up diverse career paths and paves the way to a PhD at universities at home and abroad.

Professional perspectives

  • You ensure evidence-driven transfer of knowledge into practice.
  • You provide care and assistance to women with special needs and support their mental, social and physical health.
  • You support your colleagues in complex obstetrical situations and with questions of ethics.
  • You promote the physiological course of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.
  • You guide quality circles and case discussions.
  • You develop, implement and evaluate projects, concepts, new care models and care pathways.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Childbirth in complex situations
  • Diversity-oriented midwifery
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Research plan and evaluation
  • Master thesis
  • Clinical ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor in Midwifery from a home or foreign university
  • College degree in midwifery with additional qualifications (i.e. holders of qualifications awarded in the 1990s by professional colleges that later became universities of applied sciences may contact the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) to obtain a UAS title on the basis of their previously awarded qualifications).
  • Good knowledge of scientific work and clinical assessment
  • Good knowledge of German and English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 675 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 675 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

CHF 720 


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