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Study programme

Social Work (Soziale Arbeit) Bachelor of Arts

Diverse areas of activity working with people

Providing support, encouragement, counselling, protection – social workers are active in many different ways. And it is always about people and their personal development, social interaction, seizing opportunities or coping with disadvantages or harrowing experiences. Social work is oriented towards the individual and at the same time also towards shaping social spaces as well as social and societal structures.

Why choose this programme

  • Professionally relevant practical elements in each semester of study

    Supported by a network of committed practitioners in the field
  • Development of professional communication and agency skills

    Cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transaktionsanalyse (German Association for Transactional Analysis) and acquisition of the counselling certificate 'TA-Berater*in DGTA'.
  • Innovative learning concept with individual focus

    Individual coaching, two-semester project, social work placement for work-integrated learning

Shaping individuals and society

It's about people, togetherness and social structures

'Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledges, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.'
Source: International Federation of Social Workers

Facts about the study programme

  • Degree of Studies

    Bachelor of Arts
  • Study Form

    Full-time study
  • Term of Admission

  • Term of Admission

    Winter semester
  • Main Course Language

  • Standard Period of Study

    7 Semester

I learn to to provide professional help and initiate change 

The learning process – integration of theories and methods, practical experience and agency skills.

The three essential types of learning (courses on theories and methods, the professional practice placements and the acquisition of agency skills) are built into every semester of the programme, from the very beginning until graduation. Graduates of the programme will have acquired a professional profile with subject-specific theoretical content (including aspects such as knowledge of social law, group dynamics, interculturality and socialisation), methodological approaches (in terms of systematic, appropriate and outcome-oriented procedures) and dimensions of personal development (which play an essential role in interactions with addressees).

Programme overview

Admission and application

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Social Work

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Pål Onno

Social Work

My name is Pål Onno and I am glad that you are interested in studying social work. If I can help you with decisions, orientation or organization regarding your studies, feel free to drop me a line.