Programme structure diagram with credits


Course unit titleECTSSHW
Biography Work and Professional Identity22
Fundamentals of Communication32
Fundamentals of Social Diagnosis32
Introduction to Scientific Studies21
Fundamental Terminology and History of SW11
SW Theories I21
Introduction to SW Theories in Practice11
Law for SW32
Sociology for SW22
Organisation and Practice21
Work Placement: Preparatory Seminar21
English for SW I*22

* Lectures in English


Course unit titleECTSSHW
Individual Case Work32
Group Work32
SW Theories II21
Psychology for SW22
Social Medicine for SW11
Work Placement and Reflection61
Work Field: Fundamentals of Social Security22
Work Field: Intercultural Relations22
Work Field: Intercultural Relations and the Law 11
English for SW II*22

* Lectures in English


Course unit titleECTSSHW
Community Work32
Empiricism for SW32
SW as a Scientific Discipline in Practice42
SW Theories III21
Pedagogy for SW22
Work Placement: Preparation I22
Work Field: Family32
Work Field: Family Law32
English for SW III*22

* Lectures in English


Course unit titleECTSSHW
Intercultural Dialogue*22
Gender and Diversity Training*22
Innovative Methods*22
Cultural Studies for SW11
SW as a Human Rights Profession*52
European and International Social Policies*62
Transnational Project Work and Development Cooperation*42
Social Justice*52

* Lectures in English


Course unit titleECTSSHW
Crisis Intervention22
Project Planning and Organisation42
Communication Training22
Social Policies for SW21
Work Placement: Preparation II22
Work Placement6
Work Field: Employment32
Work Field: Employment Law31
Work Field: The Elderly32
Work Field: The Elderly and the Law31
Work Field: Health32
Work Field: Health Law31

6. SEMESTER (Semester abroad)

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Social Pedagogical Group Experiences32
Work Placement16
Work Placement: Evaluation161
Elective Work Fields*88


* Elective Work Fields (each student has to choose 4 optional subjects): 

  • Social Pedagogy
  • Youth Work
  • Social Security (Advanced)
  • Assistance for Law Offenders
  • People with Disabilities
  • Social Dialogue
  • Social Psychiatry
  • Addiction


Course unit titleECTSSHW
Quality Control in SW32
Case Work from Multiple Perspectives32
Bachelor's Thesis II6
Theories of SW IV32
Ethics and Social Philosophy for SW21
Economics for SW11
Work Placement: Reflection and Networking21

SW: Abbreviation for Social Work

ECTS: Credit points based on the "European Credit Transfer System" (ECTS). Consistent with international standards, 30 ECTS points can be earned each semester.

SHW: Semester hours per week (SHW). One SHW corresponds to 15 instruction units each of 45 minutes.

Information on individual educational components

You can find detailed descriptions for each of the courses and semesters (ECTS course descriptions) for all semesters of the academic year here:

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Service Hours:
Full-time programme: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
(or individual appointment)

Part-time programme: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday 2:00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
(or individual appointment)