Social Work

Studying Social Work 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.



Degree:Bachelor of Arts
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

Numerus Clausus

Minimum GPAs for the previous semester (in German)

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:academic foundation modules (e.g. psychology, law, medicine, sociology, politics) (45.0%), project in the field of practice/professional activity (21.0%), methodological principles (e.g. motivational interviewing, group work) (12.0%), advanced area of study (specialization, multidisciplinary subjects, bachelor's thesis) (22.0%)
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 events, such as integrated urban development, which are 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 Inhalt & Ablauf on the German website), 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.
Facts and figures:The number of graduates has been increasing steadily since 2012, from 215 during the 2011/2012 academic year to 312 during the 2014/2015 academic year.
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 31.07.2021
Dual system options:Dual Social Work
Faculty:Social Sciences
Follow-on degree programmes:Social Work (M.A.)
Counseling and Coaching (M.A.)


Important Documents

Module catalogue


More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Social Work is the right degree programme for you.


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