Course Content

Bachelor programme Social Work

The course is divided into 24 modules. As well as undertaking periods of work experience, two bachelor theses are to be written (in semesters four and six).

Educational content

The course contents are taught in six interwoven module areas:

Professional Development

This module provides knowledge about the historical development of the profession of social work and guides students in designing and applying concepts of professional action in social work.

Key Practice Areas and Reference Sciences

The content of this module is the activity field of social work and the interweaving with other disciplines.

Science and Applied Research

The students acquire essential scientific competencies, write two bachelor theses and work in a research and development project.

Methods, Diagnostics and Inclusion Counselling

The students learn to independently apply and discriminatingly analyse instruments of participatory, enhanced and resource-oriented diagnostics of social capital and living situations.

Diversity and Internationalization

In this module students develop transcultural competencies and an awareness of diversity. They acquire an overview of trends in social development and learn to correlate this knowledge with practical activities.

Social Environment-Oriented Primary Care - Public Health

There are connections between social disadvantage and health impairment. Students acquire an awareness of the tasks of social work in this area.

Languages

Language courses are a special feature of the programme: in the second and fourth semesters English, Turkish or sign language may be chosen.

Practical orientation

Altogether 540 hours of work experience are scheduled. Placements may also be done abroad at a partner institution.  During these periods, students take on genuine duties and responsibilities related to their future careers in the field of social work. They do so gradually under supervision and with support.