Fernstudium Master Soziale Arbeit (M.A.)

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Are you ready to lead and implement social projects? Our online master's programme in Social Work prepares you for leadership responsibilities in the social sector. This also includes addressing digital challenges such as AI-based models in social work. You will acquire social science and economic knowledge and can focus on elective modules such as “Frühkindliche Bildung und Erziehung” or “Netzwerkarbeit”. After graduating, you take on responsibility as a manager in the most diverse fields of social work. You can choose between our 90 ECTS credit programme or 120 ECTS credit programme – whatever suits you and your life goals best!  


Your study programme summed up

Study programme & degree

M.A., 120, 90 ECTS credits
Language: de
Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible

Application & starting date

Start from today, Online application, no application deadline

Study duration & extension

18, 24, 36, 48 months, depending on model Extension possible free of charge


Study programme independent of time & place No mandatory attendance Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App Exams online or at nearest examination centre

Study fees

Starting at 329€/month, depending on model Regular discount campaigns

Recognition & Approval

Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned 120 ECTS - DE: AR-Siegel, ZFU: 174018c 90 ECTS - DE: AR-Siegel, ZFU: 2108224
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Study Programs

Deine Master-Studienprogramme im Bereich Soziale Arbeit

Master Soziale Arbeit

90 ECTS, Sprache: Deutsch

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Master Social Work

120 ECTS; Language: German

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Study Content

Master's in Social Work: Your Elective Modules

Your master's in Social Work is as practically oriented as possible. Choose four out of 28 modules such as “Netzwerkarbeit”, “Klinische Sozialarbeit” or Leadership in the 90 ECTS credit programme. In the 120 ECTS credit programme, you choose two out of 12 modules to prepare for your ideal career.

Do you still have questions?

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Study flexible

anytime and anywhere with 24/7 online exams, full- or part-time.

Learn innovatively

on your digital campus with your own AI study assistant and multimedia tools.


Benefit from an accredited degree with excellent career prospects.

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Career Prospects in Social Work

Responding expertly to professional challenges, but also planning, managing and implementing social projects – all this is part of social work! With your master's degree, you also acquire the qualification for a career in the higher civil service and meet the requirements for subsequent doctoral studies.

After graduating, you could work as (a) ... 

Member of academic staff

After graduating, a career in both state and private social science research is open to you. You design research projects, apply for funding, network with practical institutions and carry out research projects.

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Management of Social Services

After graduating, you will be managing social institutions in this position, e.g. educational counselling centres that offer comprehensive counselling according to the SGB VIII. Your responsibilities include the conceptual development of the institution, personnel management, ensuring quality, controlling budgets and proper administration. 

Why IU is the best choice

Shape your studies your way

Plan your study routine however you like. You decide whether you prefer to study at night or during the day, at the library or in a cafe. You can even choose the start of your studies flexibly.

Easily organise your study routine

On your online campus, you're always up to speed. Here you organise your entire studies and find everything in one place – from digital scripts to an overview of your grades.

Deepen your knowledge individually

Deepen your knowledge interactively and suited to your learning style. With multimedia tools such as our AI study assistant, live sessions and learning sprints, you prepare better for your exams.

Take exams flexibly

Do you feel confident in the practice exam? Then sit your exam 24/7 online or at a location of your choice. In some courses, the final exam may be a workbook or portfolio.

Awards, accreditations and certifications

IU Internationale Hochschule ist seit 1999 eine staatlich anerkannte HochschuleIU Internationale Hochschule ist vom Wissenschaftsrat akkreditiertIU Internationale Hochschule ist zugelassen für FernunterrichtIU Internationale Hochschule erhält beim StudyCheck-Award 2023 die Auszeichnung „Top Hochschule in Deutschland“