Midwifery training courses in Europe in English?
September 20, 2011 3:23 AM   Subscribe

Midwifery filter: I'm searching for a suitable course of study to become a direct-entry midwife. Are there any programs in Europe that are taught in English? Bonus points for programs that have a distance-learning component. Many thanks!

As I understand it, I don't qualify for NHS funding and therefore cannot apply for programs in the UK; I'm a US citizen with permanent residency in the Czech Republic with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. I will want to be able to use my certification globally.
posted by Ellie Higginbottom to Education (4 answers total)
If this is at all useful for you as part of a process of elimination: I checked for you, and all training here in the Netherlands is carried out in Dutch. (There are four places you can study here, Amsterdam, Groningen, Maastricht & Rotterdam. I understand that entry is very competitive.)

I suppose you've already looked at Ireland?
posted by rubbish bin night at 4:08 AM on September 20, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks, I've made enquiries at Trinity and University College in Dublin, both of which offer 4-year undergrad programs; I'm still hoping to find a course with distance learning and/or the ability to transfer credits from my previous BA degree.
posted by Ellie Higginbottom at 4:20 AM on September 20, 2011

A lot of the American programs let you study from a distance, I am not sure if that is what you are looking for, but you might want to look at:

Frontier School of Midwifery

Philadelphia University

posted by BobbyDigital at 7:29 AM on September 20, 2011

Just because you aren't eligible for NHS funding that doesn't mean you can't study in the UK, it just means that you would have to pay your own fees. I just qualified as a speech therapist and there were several people on my course that paid their own fees.

Distance learning isn't very common in the UK for clinical courses.
posted by kadia_a at 8:29 AM on September 20, 2011

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