Bachelor Soziale Arbeit


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myStudies Soziale Arbeit

The profession of social worker is very multidimensional. At the same time, it is important to always keep both human and economic aspects in mind. You would like to support people in crisis situations, for example in debt counselling or addiction counselling, help refugees to find their way around when they first arrive in Germany? Do you want to look after people with disabilities or organise leisure activities for young people and introduce them to new perspectives?

Our myStudies degree programme in Soziale Arbeit (B.A.) prepares you for this by teaching you not only the technical and methodological skills of social work, but also the basics of business administration. After graduation, you will be able to take on tasks as a specialist and later as a manager within social institutions, social enterprises or social administration.

Students of the myStudies degree programme in Social Work are awarded the title of State-recognised Social Worker or State-recognised Social Pedagogue if they successfully complete the Social Work Practice Project (internship).

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Your myStudies in a nutshell


  • Degree, Duration & Admission
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 180 ECTS
    Study duration: 6 Semester
    A-levels (Technical Diploma), Subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or possible without A-levels.

    Please find further information under Admission.
  • Study Concept & Examinations
    Regular courses at the location or on the virtual campus. In addition, digital self-study to prepare for attendance phases. Exams can be taken at your location or flexibly online.
  • Courses
    2-3 days per week in the attendance phase. Practical work with your fellow students under the guidance of experienced lecturers. Days and times vary depending on location/semester.
  • Study Locations
    Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Mainz, Mannheim, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Virtual Campus, Wuppertal

    Study start from April 2023: Bielefeld, Frankfurt am Main
    Study start from October 2023: Aachen, Augsburg, Bochum, Duisburg, Essen, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Mainz, Mannheim, Nürnberg, Wuppertal

  • Accrediation
    Study program is state-approved
    180 ECTS - German
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 169216c
  • Suition Fees
    390€ per month (plus 699€ graduation fee at the end of the program).
    All your learning and teaching material is already included in the fees.
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Contents in the myStudies Programme Soziale Arbeit

In the Social Work bachelor's degree programme, we will provide you with expert knowledge from the field of social work and combine this with basic knowledge of business administration. 

Our Bachelor's degree programme is modular. This means that you study different subject areas, which are divided into so-called "modules". Within these modules, there is usually an introductory course and an in-depth course that systematically prepare you for the completion of the module. Within the modules, you receive ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System) for each successful completion, which are a record of your achievements. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and of course, internationally recognised. We also value the optimal combination of theory and practice, which is why studying social work will offer you many advantages in your everyday life. 

Take a look at the module handbook and our exemplary study plan now! 

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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!


Your professional future with your Bachelor in Social Work

After your bachelor's degree in social work, you will advise and support children, young people and adults in various life situations. You will deal with topics such as poverty, migration, inclusion and culture and develop intelligent solutions. Whether in social work institutions, in the public sector, in companies, hospitals, schools or in outpatient services - your skills are needed in many organisations. For example, you work as a ...



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  • Shorten your study time: Skip individual modules or entire semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You save 30 euros for every ECTS point recognised.

Before you apply for myStudium, we will be happy to check without obligation whether and to what extent we can take your previous achievements into account. Simply contact your personal student advisory!

Process of application

Next Step: Your application, very simple in 4 steps

Apply Online

Do you already know what you want to study and when you want to start? Fantastic, then you can enrol online for your desired degree programme with a few personal details via our application form, without any obligations.

Sign The Contract

Once you have filled in everything, we will send you your contract online. You will then need to upload important documents such as your university entrance qualification, ID with photograph or curriculum vitae. We will send you the relevant upload link by email.

Get Ready

When you start your studies, you will receive an email with all the access information that you will need for your studies: myCampus, IU Learn App, IU email address, Office 365. Your first event will take place within the first week: Your introductory event.

Start your myStudies

Are you ready? Then your myStudies can take off now! Your first course will take place within the first few weeks of your studies. And by the way: We will continue to look after you personally after your application!
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This is why myStudium is worthwhile

In our video, you will learn what awaits you in myStudium and what advantages you will benefit from at the IU:

  • You learn in a particularly practical way in small study groups.
  • During your studies, you will be supported by study advisors and study coaches.
  • You decide whether you study on site or on the virtual campus.
  • You receive discounts on services, subscriptions or branded articles from our partners.
  • We work with you to find the best solutions for financing your myStudium.

Note: Our videos are only available in German as of now.

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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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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