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Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BA)

Part-time studies, 7 semesters

Semester abroad (optional)

Orientation and professional practical training

Languages of instruction: German, partly English

No tuition fees

Facts about the study program


Designation Social Work
Level of qualification according to the national
and European Qualifications Framework
Bachelor (1st cycle)
Qualification awarded Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, BA  
Field of study according to ISCED-F code 0923 - Social work and counselling
Mode of study Part-time studies (professional activity not mandatory)
Length of programme (standard period of study) 7 semesters
Semester Dates Wednesday, 4:35pm - 8:45pm, Thursday, 8:50am - 6:15pm plus an additional 2-3 block weeks per semester (Wednesday through Saturday, 8:50am - 6:15pm)
Number of credits 180 ECTS
Languages of instruction German, 4th   semester in English
Mobility window Semester abroad in the 4th semester (recommended)
Work placement
  • Orientation internship (100 hours) in the 2nd semester
  • Professional practical training (600 hours + supervision) spread over the 4th, 5th and 6th semesters
Academic calendar To academic calendar
Examination regulations and grading scale To examinantion regulations and the grading scale
Final examination Final bachelor's oral examination
  • No tuition fees
  • obligatory ÖH-fee
  • Ca. EUR 400,- for special courses (e.g. biography seminar, excursions, conferences or self-awareness, etc.)
Start of study Late 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



In order to register for the final bachelor's oral examination, all courses in the curriculum must have been positively completed.


Bachelor's thesis

The bachelor's thesis is written in the 7th semester. It is thematically oriented to the social fields of action of the professional practical training. The task consists of analyzing, elaborating and evaluating a complex social work science relevant issue from the respective field of action and linking it to criteria of professional action competencies.



Final bachelor's examination