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Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA)

Part-time studies, 4 semesters

Semester abroad (optional)

Languages of instruction: German, partly English

No tuition fees

Facts about the study


Designation Social Work
Level of qualification according to the national
and European Qualifications Framework
Master (2nd cycle)
Qualification awarded Master of Arts in Social Sciences, MA  
Field of study according to ISCED-F code 0923 - Social work and counselling
Mode of study Part-time studies
Length of programme (standard period of study) 4 semesters
Semester dates Friday noon to Friday evening, Saturday full day, in the 1st semester Thursday evening online - courses, face-to-face classes as part of Contextual Studies - Thursday evening or 2 block weeks per semester
Number of credits 120 ECTS
Languages of instruction German, individual courses in English
Mobility window Semester abroad in the 4th semester possible;
Credit for international conference participation by arrangement
Academic calendar To academic-calendar
Examination regulations and grading scale To examination regulations and the grading scale
Final examination Final master's examination

No tuition fees, obligatory ÖH fee

Start of study Mid-September
Specific admission requirements General university entrance qualification or equivalent
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Application deadline for each winter semester: May 15


Admission to the final examination



For registration for the final master's oral examination, all courses in the curriculum must have been positively completed. 


Master's thesis

You choose the topics for your master's thesis in the 3rd semester. For the treatment the 4th semester is to you at the disposal. By working out a topic independently, you have to present the success of the vocational training on a scientific basis. The master's thesis must be submitted in bound form and positively evaluated by the supervisor.



Final master's examination