Social Workfull time
Master of Arts
Standard period of study (amount)
Overview and admission
Winter Semester only
Area of study
Health Psychology, Psychological Disorders, Interventions for Adults, Interventions for Children and Adolescents, Social Management, Organisation and Leadership Skills, De-Escalation Training, Addiction, Child Welfare, Inter-Cultural Skills
The postgraduate Master's in Social Work is aimed at students who have successfully completed the Bachelor's in Social Work, Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Education or a programme with a comparable degree. Apart from a solid education in principles and methodology, the Master's programme focuses on the most important fields of application in terms of Social Work: working with addiction disorders, child endangerment, in rehabilitation and health promotion, as well as working with people with mental illness.
The master's degree in social work follows a bachelor's degree in social work/social pedagogy, transdisciplinary early childhood education, expressive arts in social transformation, or a comparable degree. In addition to thorough training in principles and methodology, the most important fields of application of Social Work at the centre of teaching: work with addicts, in the field of child endangerment, rehabilitation and health promotion as well as work with people with mental illnesses. In the combination of specialisations, there is a special opportunity for both students and for the current and future labour market.
The admission to courses at the MSH is free: talent, motivation and discipline count more than the grade point average on the certificate. Punctuality, good performance and commitment during the studies are of great importance. What requirements must you meet for the Master’s programme in Social Work? - Eligibility to study the Master’s degree courses in accordance with Art. 39 HmbHG (Hamburg Act on Higher Education) - First professionally qualifying university degree (diploma, Bachelor) in social work, transdisciplinary early childhood education, social education or a comparable programme
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