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Bachelor Soziale Arbeit (B.A.)

Social work represents the best possible preparation for ensuring social justice and equal opportunities for children, young people and adults in all life situations. 

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YOUR SOCIAL WORK STUDIES. FOR A BETTER FUTURE.

Are you an advocate for equal opportunities and work for more equality in our society? If you want to actively support people of all ages facing difficult life situations, the exciting field of social work is just right for you. During the Bachelor's programme in Social Work you will get to acquire specific concepts, methods and instruments that can help coping with life crises. Whether as a street worker, social worker or social policy expert - you will later be able to take on important functions in state or private institutions as well as in social services and counselling centres. 

 The IU University Bachelor's Programme in Social Work not only will teach you  subject-specific fundamentals , but also intercultural and business management skills. Also, the curriculum includes transdisciplinary fundamentals and practice-relevant methods that will later support you in your daily work in social institutions. You will get the chance to specialise in selected areas of social work such as adult and childhood education or child and youth welfare. In addition to the academic degree, you can also obtain a professional certificate as a "state-approved/social pedagogue and social worker". 

Information on accreditation and state approval can be found on the sub-page of the degree program.

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Bachelor programme in Social Work | IU

SALARY INCREASE up to 20%
By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
MORE RESPONSIBILITY IN THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE
The job market is constantly changing - studying with us gives you the perfect preparation for the business world.
OPTIMAL PROMOTION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Start out in the professional world without compromises - no problem with a degree from us.

YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. FUTURE-ORIENTED.

Your studies in Social Work are opening a whole new range of opportunities for you and your career. Be ready to make an impact and to work in an industry as diverse as your learned skills. 

Social worker in the field of childhood education

With training in childhood education, your traditional fields of work are similar to those of educators: nurseries, kindergartens, daycare centres, integrated kindergartens, after-school care centres, all-day schools, facilities for the disabled, facilities for youth welfare, homes and recreation facilities for children and adolescents. 

Social worker in the field of youth counselling

As a social worker for children/adolescents, you may work at schools, youth welfare offices, various counselling centres, or in the field of youth welfare. With a specialisation in social services, you have a very wide range of jobs open to you: for example, counselling, support planning and case work, separation and divorce counselling, family court support, or work in hospital social services.   

 

Social worker in the field of youth counselling

With a specialisation in social services, you can support people through counselling, support planning and case work, separation and divorce counselling, family court support, or work in hospital social services.

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Flexibility and structures – cleverly combined 

Your study programme offers you the perfect blend of flexible online studies and regular evening classes on campus: ideal if you have a job, want to get ahead in your career and are looking for a study programme with a certain degree of structure. 

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Study the way you want after graduating from high school. Campus or online - you decide.  

Study on campus during the day or in the virtual lecture hall, exchange ideas with professors and fellow students and deepen your knowledge on our digital platform. This way you will benefit from the perfect mix of classic student life and flexible online studies!

Dual studies

Studies or work experience? Why not both? 

You will study in person or virtually and learn how to put your knowledge into practice during your practical phases in a company. The perfect mix of theory and practical experience, tailored exactly to you and your needs.

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From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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