Course contents

Bachelor programme Social Work

The programme is divided into 24 modules. Students complete practice placements and two dissertations (in semesters 4 and 6).


The curriculum comprises six interlinked core module areas:

Professional development

Students gain insights into the historical development of the profession of social work and receive guidance in moulding and applying concepts of professional conduct.

Key areas of practice and related disciplines

This module area focuses on the different areas of social work and crossovers with other disciplines.

Academic skills and applied research

Students acquire essential academic skills, write two dissertations and work on a research and development project.

Methods, assessment and inclusion counselling

In this module area, students learn to independently apply and precisely analyse tools for the participatory, strengths- and resource-focused assessment of social capital and living situations.

Diversity and internationalisation

Students develop transcultural competencies and their diversity awareness. They gain insights into social development trends and learn to relate this knowledge to practical activities.

Social environment-oriented primary care – public health

Links exist between social disadvantage and health impairment. In this module area, students gain an overview of social work practice in this field.

Language skills

Language courses are a distinctive feature of the programme. Students can take English, Turkish or sign language in semesters 2 and 4.

A strong practical focus

Students complete 540 hours of work experience, and have the option of completing their placements abroad or at a partner institution. On placements, students are given the supervision and support they require to gradually take on real duties and responsibilities in the area of social work in which they intend to work.

Interdisciplinary Elective Module

The iLab programme allows students to participate in an interdisciplinary and intercultural project semester with the working language being English.