Professional profile of graduates from the master’s degree programme in Social Work

Subject-relevant prospects after the degree:

The professional options in the social landscape have increased significantly in the past few decades. With your in-depth skills, various prospects in different social-work fields and functions will be open to you.

Significant areas of work with a specifically clinical or social work-based focus include:

  • Child and youth welfare
  • Drug support facilities
  • Parental education facilities
  • Social psychiatric facilities
  • Professional rehabilitation
  • Social services in hospitals
  • Resocialisation facilities
  • and much more

As a graduate of the specialisation in social space work, you can work in:

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However, neither specialisation focuses on specific fields of action or one target group. This means a differentiated, subject-specific qualification and a diverse professional future are available to you in all fields of action of social work.

General prospects after the degree:

Graduates without basic subject-specific training:

As a graduate with a related degree and a specific work environment, often with biopsychosocial counselling work, you will receive an additional in-depth qualification. In both areas of specialisation, you can obtain new skills for your professional development as a

  • sociologist,
  • psychologist,
  • educational specialist,
  • teacher,
  • human science and social science graduate

facilities. Standards and high quality training mean that social work graduates are sought after by companies, schools and associations.    

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Access to further studies

After graduating from the master's degree programme, you receive the "Master of Arts in Social Sciences, MA" academic degree. This Master qualifies you for further doctor- or PhD-studies at a university. Working at reserach is also a good opportunitiy.

The master's degree programme International Management and Leadership at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) qualifies you for complex leadership tasks in international and intercultural business environments (programme language is English, at least two years`professional experience are mandatory).

Contact Social Work MA

Astrid Hirschauer
Advice & Registration — Social Work MA

+43 5572 792 5300

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Dipl. Sozialarbeiterin Uta Skowranek
Programme Director Master`s Degree Social Work Management Bachelor`s Degree Social Work

+43 5572 792 5310

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