The Social Work degree programme helps students to develop their knowledge, competences, and skills in order to become capable and responsible professionals able to work in various fields of social work.

The degree programme is designed to meet the demands of a profession that is active in an environment and in social settings that are in constant flux. The aim of the degree programme is to assist students in developing the capacity to work as independent professionals who base their actions on scientific insight and methods in the various fields of social work.

Upon graduation, “state accreditation (page in German) as a social education worker” is confirmed in the certificate.

Bachelor of Arts
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
Numerus Clausus
Minimum GPAs for the previous semester (in German)
Subject distribution
Special features
  • Thanks to the broad range of expertise amongst the Faculty, students are able to choose from 12 different specializations.
  • They are also able to look beyond social work by participating in interdisciplinary components, such as Integrated Urban Development, which is offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Architecture.
  • The certification courses, which can be completed in the following areas of experiential education, media consulting, e-counseling and project management (see Content), present an additional special feature.
  • A special feature of our degree programme is the comparatively high degree of freedom with which you are able to shape your course within our Faculty. The framework conditions for the study programme are set out in the Study and Examination Regulations. Within this framework, you are free to compile your own degree programme overview and are not tied to any pre-defined timetable. Thanks to a multitude of specific offers, you will receive the support you need to plan your degree programme successfully.
Interesting numbers and statistics

Number of graduates in the academic year 2018/2019: 312 students

Testimonials: This is how our students rate the degree programme on StudyCheck (in German)

Admission semester
Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 Nov - 15 Jan)
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2024 to 15.07.2024
Dual system options
Dual Social Work
Social Sciences
Prospective degree programs
Social Work (M.A.)
Counseling and Coaching (M.A.)

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

More information

For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

For the bachelor’s programme, there are formal requirements that you must fulfil in order to be able to start the degree programme. There are also a number of personal requirements that you should meet.

Formal requirements

  • Consultation certificate for individuals with vocational qualifications but no Abitur. This requires attendance at a consultation appointment. The next appointment will take place on:
    • 7 July 2022 at 5:00 pm
    Consultation is via Zoom; you will receive the link by email. Please send an email to sw-sekretariatatth-nuernbergPunktde to make a consultation appointment.

Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf in German)

  • Required language certificates:

    Instruction in this degree programme is conducted in German. Applicants who are native speakers of a language other than German, who do not have bachelor’s degree from a German educational institution, and who have not completed German-language vocational or professional training at secondary school must provide one of the following certificates as documentation of their German proficiency:

    • German language examination for the university admission of foreign applicants (DSH-Stufe 2)

    • TestDaF (“Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache” with an above-average score (minimally level 4 in all four examination components)
    • Telc German C1 University (“Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”)

Personal characteristics and skills

  • Curiosity and interest in working with other people are an essential personal requirement that you should bring to the Social Work degree programme.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to organize yourself
  • Ability to self-reflect

Are you unsure whether Social Work is the right degree programme for you? Nuremberg Tech offers you a range of services to help you find out exactly that. 

Inside view from students

Studi-Talks: Ask those in the know! (in German)

Testimonials at (in German)

Trial lectures

Attend our trial lectures in the Social Work degree programme. You can get a first impression of a lecture in this degree programme and experience the atmosphere at our university live.

Student Counseling Portal

Would you prefer to get information and advice anonymously, online and independently of office hours?

Student Counseling Service

Are you looking for individual advice and support for your orientation and choice of degree programme? Then you are welcome to contact our team at the Student Counseling Service.
Student Counseling Service

Would you prefer to receive advice directly from students? Our student guides will be happy to answer your questions.

Studi-Talks: Ask those in the know! (in German)

Faculty advisor

Would you like more detailed information about the content of individual subjects? Then the Faculty Advisor is your next port of call.

Events, e.g. educational fairs

  • On request, the on-site Faculty Advisor will offer information about the degree programme for institutions, schools and technical academies.

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Social Work: Lifelong Education (B.A.)