Bachelor Soziale Arbeit
Private studies

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


Language : German


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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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Why you should study at International University

IU is a state-recognised and accredited private university. The recognition confirms the high quality of both the study programmes and the teaching.
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Simply decide for yourself whether you want to study on campus or virtually. And benefit from a structured curriculum at the same time.
Our lecturers have many years of practical experience and can therefore convey their knowledge to you in a particularly practical way.


Your myStudies in a nutshell

  • Degree and duration

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 180 ECTS

    Duration of study: 6 semesters

  • Study concept

    Regular courses at the location or on the virtual campus. In addition, digital self-study to prepare for attendance phases.

  • 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

    Study start in April, July and October in Hamburg, Berlin and Cologne. From October 2022 on also in Bremen*, Bielefeld*, Dresden*, Dortmund*, Dusseldorf*, Frankfurt am Main*, Hannover* Munich*, Münster*, Leipzig* and Stuttgart*. From October 2023 also in Augsburg, Essen, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Mainz, Mannheim und Nürnberg. Location-independent study possible at the virtual campus.

  • Accrediation

    State-approved studies: AR seal, ZFU 169216c

  • Tuition fees

    369€ per month (plus 699€ graduation fee at the end of the program).
    All your learning and teaching material is already included in the fees.

  • Admission

    A-levels(Technical Diploma), Subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or possible without A-levels.

    Please find further information under Admission.

  • Examinations

    Exams can be taken at your location or flexibly online.

  • Please note

    *Subject to approval by the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and Digital Society. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the studies. So far, the approval has always been on time."

Our study formats

study on campus

  • 22 locations throughout Germany
  • 2-3 classroom courses per week
  • Access to learning areas for exchanges with lecturers and fellow students
  • Regular lectures and events
  • Take exams at the location or online - 24/7, 365 days/year


  • Virtual campus with 2-3 courses per week (optional)
  • Attend courses live or enjoy the flexibility of self-study for individual time management
  • Exchange with lecturers and fellow students
  • Online community with numerous networking options
  • Take exams at the location or online - 24/7, 365 days/year


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. 

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Recognition of prior achievements

If you have completed an apprenticeship, further training, subject specific work experience or have completed a previous degree, you have the option to get these credits recognized. With the recognition of your prior achievements, you do not only save valuable time, but also cash - a whole 30 euros for each recognized ECTS point. 

For some training professions and further training, there are already blanket applications for recognition available for you. In the following overview, you can select your apprenticeship or further training and check how many ECTS points can be credited to you: 


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!
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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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