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YOUR DUAL STUDY PROGRAM SOZIALE ARBEIT (B.A.)

Humanity, social justice, and equal opportunities. Are these terms that make you feel something? In the dual bachelor's degree programme in Social Work, we prepare you perfectly for work in the social sector. We not only teach you social work and social education knowledge, but also well-founded content from areas such as psychology, ethics and law are part of your curriculum. Upon graduation, you will receive the professional title of "State-recognised Social Worker and Social Pedagogue", which is an essential prerequisite for employment in many social institutions.

These are the skills you'll need

Sense of responsibility

Strong communication skills

Social competence

Teamwork

Flexibility

Reflectivity

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Summary

  • Studienorte
    Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Chemnitz*, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg, Fulda (virtuell), Gera (virtuell), Halle (virtuell), Hamburg, Hanover, Heidelberg (virtuell), Karlsruhe, Kassel, Kiel, Koblenz (virtuell), Leipzig, Lübeck, Lüneburg (virtuell), Magdeburg, Mainz, Mannheim, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Osnabrück (virtuell), Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Saarbrücken (virtuell), Schwerin (virtuell), Siegen (virtuell), Stralsund (virtuell), Stuttgart, Trier (virtuell), Tübingen (virtuell), Ulm, Virtual Campus, Wuppertal, Würzburg

    Start of study also possible in April: Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Braunschweig, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Leipzig, Lübeck, Mainz, Mannheim, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Ulm, Virtual Campus, Aachen, Bochum, Kassel, Regensburg, Saarbrücken (virtual), Wuppertal, Trier (virtual), Schwerin (virtual), Fulda (virtual), Stralsund (virtual), Lüneburg (virtual), Siegen (virtual), Halle (virtual), Gera (virtual), Heidelberg (virtual), Tübingen (virtual), Osnabrück (virtual), Koblenz (virtual)

    Start of studies at the campus is possible from October 2023: Bonn, Chemnitz*, Kiel, Magdeburg, Potsdam, Rostock, Würzburg

    *Subject to state recognition of the degree programs and approval of the Chemnitz site by the Free State of Saxony. We expect the approvals of the ministries at the latest at the start of the studies. So far, all programs of IU International University have been successfully accredited and approved on time.

  • START AND DURATION OF STUDIES

    Start:

    1 April (not at all study locations)

    1 July

    1 October

    You can apply up to 1 month before the start of your studies.


    Duration:

    7 semesters

  • Deepenings
    • Soziale Arbeit mit Erwachsenen
    • Kinder- und Jugendhilfe
    • Kindheitspädagogik
    • Handlungsfeld Schule*
  • DEGREE, ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION
    • Bachelor of Arts
      State-recognised social worker or social pedagogue
    • System accredited.
      The IU is state-recognised and system-accredited by FIBAA. All study programmes are individually accredited and thus bear the seal of the Accreditation Council.

    Subject to state recognition: Aachen, Bochum, Bonn, Chemnitz, Fulda, Gera, Halle, Heidelberg, Kassel, Kiel, Koblenz, Lüneburg, Magdeburg, Mönchengladbach, Osnabrück, Potsdam, Ravensburg, Regensburg, Rostock, Saarbrücken, Schwerin, Siegen, Stralsund, Trier, Tübingen, Wuppertal, Würzburg

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Content

WHAT AWAITS YOU IN THE DUAL STUDY PROGRAM SOZIALE ARBEIT

How do you mediate between quarrelling family members? What are the requirements for granting asylum? You will deal with these and similar questions in the dual degree programme in social work. The curriculum of the programme is scientifically sound and strongly method-oriented:

  • You deal with the goals, concepts and structures of social work.
  • You will gain an in-depth insight into the reference sciences, and specialist social work approaches.
  • You will learn to plan and implement substantial assistance: case-related, life-world-oriented and resource-oriented.
  • You will learn to proceed according to age and development and acquire intercultural competencies in dealing with people from different environments and cultures.

Exemplary curriculum: The order of the modules may vary depending on the start of the programme.

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YOUR IMMERSION - YOUR THING

Social Work with Adults, Child and Youth Services or Childhood Pedagogy: From the 5th semester onwards, you take one of four possible specialisations - and can prepare yourself even more specifically for your dream job.

Study fees

Tuition fees? YOU CAN SAVE YOURSELF!

Your practice partner will cover your tuition fees. Depending on the company, you may even receive additional remuneration.
Private, state-recognised University of Applied Sciences
Highest quality teaching
Personal support

Admission

Admission requirements

We make it possible: At IU International University you can start your desired study program - without NC, state-recognised, with or without a general A-level!

Process of application

Next Step: Your application, very simple in 4 steps

Apply Online

Apply via our form in just a few steps: Simply enter your degree programme and personal data.

Optionally, you can upload documents such as your CV or your last school report. After your application, you will receive the access data to our application portal by email.

We get to know each other

In the application portal, you will go through all the other steps for your dual study programme, such as the IU counselling interview. Optionally, you can inform yourself at the IU information event about topics such as our university, study programmes, admission requirements, time models, financing options or the search for a practice partner.

Your practice partner

Which practice partners are there and how do I find the right company for me?

We won't leave you alone in your search, but will support you in your application to a practice partner from our network or to the company of your choice. To do this, you will regularly exchange information with your student advisor.

Start your studies

As soon as the contracts are signed and we have all the documents for your enrolment, your future at our university begins: Benefit from learning in small groups, lecturers with practical experience, a high quality of teaching - and start your personal success story with us!
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Career

DUAL STUDY SOZIALE ARBEIT: YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS

As a social worker, you advise and support children, young people and adults in situations they cannot cope with independently. To do this, you use your intuition in dealing with people and their conflicts. After graduation, depending on your specialisation, you will work, for example...

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STUDY DUAL - IT'S WORTH IT!

In our video you will learn how the dual study program at IU works and why it gives you a clear advantage. Because at IU you have:

  • Small learning groups & individual support
  •  Modern degree programs with great career opportunities
  • Varied teaching formats with a lot of practical relevance
  • A personal atmosphere at all study locations
  • Lecturers who come directly from practice

And at the end of your studies, you'll have a state-recognized bachelor's degree and plenty of work experience.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BACHELOR SOZIALE ARBEIT

We have compiled the most important questions and answers for you here. If you still have questions, our student advisory service will be happy to help you.

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Events

Events on Campus

Get to know us personally, ask your questions and find out everything you need to know about the dual study programme at IU - at our events on campus:
  • IU Info Events
  • IU Meet Your Campus
  • IU Open Student Advisory Service
  • Further IU events

Online Events

Are you interested in a particular subject area? In our online events we inform you about our degree programes in thme areas of:
  • Business & Management
  • Tourism & Gastronomy
  • Health & Social Services

Request free information

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

what you get for free

Info material

  • Contents of the courses
  • Career perspectives
  • Info about financing

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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