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:
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 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.