Social Work

The aim of the follow-on Social Work master's degree programme is to prepare students for professional practice in management roles in the field of social work by teaching them multidisciplinary scientific content and methods and a practice-oriented focus.

The Social Work master's degree programme is application-oriented, but does not exclude opportunities for research. During the course of the degree programme, students should acquire the ability, thanks to a broad, detailed, and critical understanding in accordance with cutting-edge research, to further improve or expand upon their existing skills as a social worker in order to better identify the problems, needs, and desires of recipients of social services, and to provide them with the best possible assistance.



Degree:Master of Arts
Program duration:3 semesters
Admission restrictions:Degree programme-specific
Language of instruction:German
Special features:
  • Qualified for all areas of social work
  • When compared with more specialized professional development degree programmes, the Social Work degree programme is broader and more universal
Facts and figures:
  • Approximately one third of students in their first semester have switched after completing a degree at another university in order to complete their master's degree programme in Nuremberg.
  • The number of graduates has been increasing steadily since 2012, from 24 during the 2011/2012 academic year to 40 during the 2014/2015 academic year.
Admission semester:Summer semester
Application period:For the summer semester: 15 November to 15 December
Faculty:Social Sciences


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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