Bachelor Soziale Arbeit
part-time 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. 

Part-time studies

Language: German

Part-time studies

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Bachelor of Arts SOCIAL WORK (B.A.)

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? The profession of social worker is very diverse and multidimensional. At the same time, it is important to always keep both human and economic aspects in mind. Our Bachelor's degree programme in Social Work (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 part-time 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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Summary

YOUR PART-TIME STUDIES IN A NUTSHELL

  • DEGREE AND DURATION

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

    Language: German

    Duration of studies 36, 48 or 72 months

  • STUDY MODEL

    Part-time study programme with a combination of digital self-study and evening classes at an IU location near you or on our virtual campus.

  • COURSES

    Work in practice-oriented groups under the guidance of experienced lecturers

    On location: Mondays & Wednesdays, from 6:30pm - 9pm

    virtual campus: Optional attendance of virtual classes via video chat, 6:30pm - 9pm

  • STUDY LOCATIONS

    Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart Start of studies from 1st September

    For the first time in Leipzig from 1st September, after that study start possible at any time

    Virtual Campus Start of studies possible at any time

  • ACCREDITATION

    AR Siegel, ZFU 169216c

  • TUITION FEES

    from 219€ per month

    You can save time and money by transferring credits from your previous study programme and also deduct up to 42% of your tuition fees from income tax.

  • ADMISSION

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

    Please find further information under Admission.

  • Practical project

    100 days; state recognition as a social worker or social pedagogue

Our study formats

Study on-campus

  • Two weekly in-person sessions at the campus of your choice
  • Personal exchange with lecturers and fellow students on your campus

Study online

  • Regular classes in our virtual classroom
  • Connect virtually with lecturers and fellow students all across Germany via video chat

Content

CONTENTS OF THE SOCIAL WORK PART-TIME STUDY PROGRAMME

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

The bachelor's degree programme in Social Work is modular, which means that you study based on subject areas that are divided into so-called “modules”. Within these modules, there is sometimes an introductory course and an in-depth course that systematically prepare you for the completion of the module. You will receive ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System) for each successful completion, which document your achievements. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and of course, recognised.

Please note: due to the fact that the study programmes offered on this website are in German, all of the information material and communications will be in the German language, and not in English.

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PRACTICE PROJECT FOR STATE RECOGNITION AS A SOCIAL WORKER AND SOCIAL PEDAGOGUE

In order to receive the certificate as a state-recognised social worker and social pedagogue in addition to the Bachelor of Arts degree, you must complete a 100-day practical project. The prerequisite is that you have completed at least 120 ECTS and the modules “Introduction to Social Work (DLBSAESA)” and “Methods and Tools of Social Work (DLBSAMISA)”. You can complete your practical project in all institutions, such as work with foreigners, family education or youth work, or in your current workplace, if the tasks of professional social work are carried out there by state-recognised professionals. Please note that the institution must be approved by the IU University of Applied Sciences beforehand.

Here you can find all the questions and answers about your practice project in the social work study programme.

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Votes for Part-Time studies

“I am already benefiting from a lot of the syllabus content, which I can integrate into my current professional life. Especially, the module “Methods and Tools of Social Work” has already given me a lot of methodological variety in dealing with parents during consultation hours!“

Lena Thurner
Student Social Work & Educator

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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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