Social Workfull time
Bachelor of Arts
Standard period of study (amount)
Overview and admission
Summer and Winter Semester
Area of study
Childhood, Adolescence and Family, Safeguarding Economic Existence, Ecological Gerontology, Clinical Social Work and Rehabilitation, Crisis Prevention, Ethics
The need for skilled workers in social work has continued to increase in recent years. The reasons for this are, for example, new social and legal tasks in the field of refugee and migration work, child protection, youth social work, educational support for parents and integration support for children and young people with (impending) mental disabilities. But well-trained people are also needed for health promotion and rehabilitation of people with chronic or mental illnesses. An important area in social work is also the education sector itself, which continues to expand with new claims of inclusion. A stronger build-up of social spaces is also in focus. The aim of the study programme is an academic education that not only teaches students solutions to acute problems, but also analytical and preventive perspectives. To this end, students are taught scientifically sound specialist knowledge on the one hand, and on the other hand, they are encouraged to develop a professional attitude, personal stability and a self-critical ability to reflect.
The courses at the MSH Medical School Hamburg are not admission-restricted: 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. - General higher education entrance qualification, subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or university of applied sciences entrance qualification in accordance with Art. 37 HmbHG - or special admission for professionals in accordance with Art. 38 HmbHG via an entrance exam (in line with the entrance exam regulations) and interview - A minimum of one month of preliminary internship in a social and health care institution recognised by the university in accordance with the admission regulations. The work placement can be completed in integrative preschools, nursing homes or facilities of refugee and life aid.
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