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The degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences comprise two bachelor’s and one follow-on master’s degree programme and a continuing education master’s degree programme.

The goal of the “Social Work” degree programmes is to help students develop their knowledge, competences and skills to become capable and responsible professionals able to work well in all fields of social work. The degree programmes are conceptualised according to the demands of a profession that is active in an environment and in social settings that are perpetually changing.

The aim of the courses 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. The large variety of classes and modules offers the chance to integrate individual interests, affinities and capabilities and to shape possible professional profiles.

The programme is organised into thematic sections, which supports multidisciplinarity and communication. The practice placements and project work integrated into the programmes are focused on transferring theoretical knowledge into practical action. Reflecting on one’s own action forms an integral part of the study courses.
The intense communication with social agencies, organisations and institutions ensures the practical relevance of the courses. Adjunct faculty make a significant contribution to the practical relevance of the degree programme. Cooperation with universities in Europe and a variety of placement offers from abroad opens the course to include international and intercultural dimensions of social work.