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Midwifery Science

About the programme

There are two programmes in Midwifery Science offered on advanced level at the Sahlgrenska Academy:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery Science
    (90 higher education credits, 1,5 years)
  • Master programme in Reproductive and Perinatal health (120 higher education credits, 2 years)


The Midwifery programs at Sahlgrenska Academy are programs on advanced level. Swedish students who apply into the programme must have a general degree in Nursing Science with a minimum of 1 year work experience. The programme has got admission twice a year with an intake of approximately 50 students in each intake. The intake will decrease to approximately 31 students in 2017/18. The programme starts both in August (autumn) and January (spring).

Courses for Midwifery students

International partner students can choose/combine courses below depending on length and needs from partner University.

  • Clinical rotation in Midwifery Science, upon request from partner
  • Degree project in Midwifery Science, 15 credits/30 credits
  • Swedish course (only certificate, no academic credits)
  • Nordic students with Swedish language skills are welcome to take part in other courses offered in Swedish.
  • An interprofessional faculty course, Multicultural encounters and intercultural communication in healthcare, is offered in English each spring for interested exchange students (evening and part-time) in addition to above.

Academic year

AY 2019/20
Autumn semester 2019: 2 September – 19 January
Spring semester 2020: 20 January – 7 June

AY 2020/21
Autumn semester 2020: 31 August – 17 January
Spring semester 2021: 18 January – 6 June

Some educations programs may start earlier or later.

Our partners

Partnerships and agreements are quality-assured with academic and administrative staff to ensure the collaboration will work both ways. Find our student exchange agreements here.

Requests from freemovers

Unfortunately, we have no possibility accepting freemover* applicants to courses and clinical placements.

*A freemover is an international student who applies to a university abroad on his/her own, without beeing part of an exchange programme.

Page Manager: Rebecca Törnqvist|Last update: 11/13/2019
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