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Health and Social Services

full time

  • Bachelor of Arts


  • 7 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Nordhausen


  • July 2023 (Germans and inhabitants)

    July 2023 (EU), July 2023 (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Social Work
  • Social Pedagogy
  • Health Science

Scientific foundations of social work as well as their interdisciplinary links in theory and practice, Social work in health care, in rehabilitation, in psychiatry, in the field of addiction support


Relevant work experience or at least 12-week pre-study internship in a social or health care institution required, possibly voluntary social year (FSJ) Illnesses and disabilities are often associated with significant psychological and social burdens for those affected and their relatives. As a consequence, an independent and autonomous lifestyle is often materially limited. In professional practice, therefore, social workers working in the health and social care work are confronted with the following tasks: resource-oriented promotion of the competencies of the addressees, which enables development processes for a (renewed) self-responsible life, Development of socially defined resources with the aim of largely promoting self-determination, autonomy-oriented consulting that supports rehabilitation processes in medical and psychosocial areas, professional care in the care of chronically ill and dependent people. Against the backdrop of the demographic development towards an ageing society and the growing number of chronically ill people in the child, youth and old age care sector, there will be a growing demand for professionally trained social workers for these tasks, both nationally and internationally. The course Health and Social Services provides the students with theory-based and practice-oriented methods and competences to meet these requirements. This includes the teaching of subject-specific and inter-disciplinary competencies for the health and social services sector. In addition, students acquire quality-assured and -oriented knowledge that is necessary for empirically founded and verifiable professional practice. The aim of this study programme is the professional qualification of state-recognised social workers, with particular emphasis on the fields of work in institutions and organisations of the health and social care system. These include outpatient, day-patient and inpatient health and social care facilities, including social-psychiatric institutions, counselling centres, providers of child and youth welfare as well as facilities for the care and nursing of the elderly.

Admission modus

selection by the HEI

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Relevant vocational training or at least a 12-week pre-study work placement in social or health care facilities as well as general or subject-restricted higher education entrance qualification or a degree recognised as equivalent

Lecture period
  • 10.10.2022 - 04.02.2023
  • 03.04.2023 - 30.09.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    15.04.2023 - 15.07.2023

    Applications are made via the Uni Assist online portal www.uni-assist.de

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    15.04.2023 - 15.07.2023

    Applications are made via the Uni Assist online portal www.uni-assist.de

  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    15.04.2023 - 31.07.2023

    Online applications for degree programmes with restricted admission courses are made via the dialogue-oriented service procedure www.hochschulstart.de

Tuition fee

Semester contribution is EUR 155.74; Thüringenticket DB Regio and University ticket of the city of Nordhausen included, the contribution can change every semester, for first registration at the university, EUR 20 must be paid for the student chip card in addition

Languages of instruction

Main language


International office

Student advisory service