Bachelor Soziale Arbeit (B.A.)

My heart’s desire.

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.

In the Social Work study programme at the IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), you will learn specific concepts, methods and instruments that you can apply in practice after graduation. In addition to the academic basics, we also strengthen your intercultural and business skills. Furthermore, transdisciplinary basics and practice-relevant methods are on the curriculum, which will pay off in your daily work in social institutions after completing your degree in Social Work. 

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Career

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. 

Choose how you want to study Social Work at the IU

You can study your Bachelor of Social Work in various forms. This depends entirely on how your individual everyday life looks like and what prerequisites you have when you begin your studies. The table provides you with a good overview about the benefits of the different forms of study and which model will support you best on your personal path. 

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We are moving

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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For maximum freedom - study 100% flexible

You study completely on your own terms – whenever, wherever and however you want! Get the perfect blend of innovative study tools, interactive study formats via video chat (live or on demand) and personal support.

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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!

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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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Degree
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
State-recognised & award-winning*
State-recognised & award-winning*
State-recognised & award-winning*
German
German
German
Admission requirements
With and without Abitur (A-Levels)
With and without Abitur (A-Levels)
With and without Abitur (A-Levels)
No NC (admissions restrictions) or waiting semester
No NC (admissions restrictions) or waiting semester
No NC (admissions restrictions) or waiting semester
Advantages of the study format
Flexible learning on the online campus - whenever and wherever you want
Perfect mix of flexible online studies and regular courses on site or virtually
Private dual studies for 0€ – the costs are covered by the practice partner
Innovative study app IU Learn and online campus
Innovative study app IU Learn and online campus
Innovative study programmes with a future
Possibility to study alongside your job thanks to 100% online teaching
Campus life with maximum flexibility – design your studies according to your life situation!
Combination of theory and practice with our 10,000+ practice partners
Personal support from study advisors, teachers, study coaches and career coaches
Structured curriculum, best support and personal contacts
Structured curriculum, best support and personal contacts
Take your online exams 24/7 from the comfort of your own home
Classes and exams virtually or on-site in small groups
Classes and exams virtually or on-site in small groups
Campus
Virtual campus – 100 % online
Virtual campus & 15 locations
Virtual campus & 38 locations
Time model
Start your studies at any time
Start your studies up to 4x per year
Start your studies up to 4x per year
Full Time – 36 months
Full time – 36 months
Full time – 42 months
Part Time I – 48 months
Part Time II – 72 months
Study online
Study online and on-site at the campus
Study online and on-site at the campus

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

Why you should study Social Work 

A university degree can open various doors for you and creates more opportunities for growth and freedom in your future. You can have more career opportunities than you would have without, and you will move up the career ladder much faster because you will be taught certain key skills that will be incredibly helpful in your specific field. Furthermore, some companies prefer academics for higher positions.  Under the aspect of lifelong learning, you mainly invest in yourself and in your professional competences in the future. Plus: studying can be fun - in particular when education (like at the IU) is provided the way you want it to be. 

 

This is what your Social Work studies at the IU look like 

In the Social Work degree study programme, you can specialise in specific fields of social work with elective specialisations that are taught in different courses. These include, among others, Social Management, Digital Skills, leadership functions in social institutions, Social Economy and Social Economics or Social Inequality and Diversity. At the same time as your academic degree, you will receive the title "State-recognised social worker" or "State-recognised social pedagogue" if you have successfully completed the Social Work Practice Project (internship). 


Outlook for the future: This is what you will do after graduation 

 Through the combination of profession-specific and transdisciplinary scientific knowledge and the practice-oriented approach, you will receive a degree that will enable you to act in a solution-oriented manner in everyday practice and to be able to make decisions in the interest of all parties involved. With your bachelor’s degree, various doors are open to you, whether in social work institutions, in the public sector, in an outpatient context or with companies or social organisations. And the best thing about it: your job is absolutely crisis-proof. 

The most important questions about studying Social Work

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You'll find all of the important information about your study programme and IU International University of Applied Sciences in your personal brochure.

We are moving

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.

Info by post

I have taken note of the data protection declaration as well as the information on the right of withdrawal and on the persons responsible.

*Mandatory fields

Awards, accreditations and certifications