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
Psychology for SW22
Sociology for SW22
Organisation and Practice21
Work Placement: Preparatory Seminar21
Work Field: Fundamentals of Social Security22
English for SW I*22

* Lectures in English


Course unit titleECTSSHW
Individual Case Work32
Group Work32
Empiricism for SW32
SW Theories II21
Social Medicine for Social Work22
Pedagogy for Social Work11
Consulting Workshop I22
Work Placement and Reflection41
Work Field: Families32
Work Field: Family Law22
Work Field: Intercultural Relations22
Work Field: Law Intercultural Relations11
Our Generation*22

* Lectures in English


Course unit titleECTSSHW
Community Work32
Crisis Intervention22
Quality Control in SW32
SW as a Scientific Discipline in Practice42
SW Theories III21
Work Placement: Preparation I22
Work Field: Employment32
Work Field: Employment Law11
Work Field: The Elderly32
Work Field: The Elderly and the Law11
Work Field: Health32
Work Field: Health Law11
English for SW III*22

* Lectures in English

4. SEMESTER (Semester abroad)

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Innovative Methods*22
Gender and Diversity Training*22
European Social Policy*62
Human Rights*52
Social Justice*52
Transcultural Dialogue*22
World Society, Global Developments*42
Ethics and Social Philosophy for Social Work21
Peer to Peer Action Platform*21

* Lectures in English


Course unit titleECTSSHW
Social Pedagogical Group Experiences32
Work Placement: Preparation II22
Work Placement221
Work Placement: Evaluation21


Course unit titleECTSSHW
Project Planning and Organisation42
Bachelor's Thesis7 
Theories of SW IV32
Social Policies for SW21
Consulting Workshop IV22
Work Placement: Reflection and Networking21
Elective Work Fields*88
Final Bachelor Degree Exam2 

* 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

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:

Contact Social Work full-time BA

Miryam Draizi, BSc
Advice & Registration — Social Work BA, fulltime

+43 5572 792 5302


Dipl. Soz. Arb. (FH) Viktoria Richter
Programme Director Social Work BA

+43 5572 792 5311

S1 16