BA in Social Work & Social Welfare Work – degree programme with vocational and academic elements (for professionals)with integrated professional experience, dual system

  • Bachelor of Arts


  • 8 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Hamburg


  • August 2024 (Germans and inhabitants)

    April 2025 (EU)Please enquire

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Social Work
  • Social Pedagogy

Disability and Participation, Migration and Flight, Religion-Sensitive Social Work, Childhood, Adolescence and Family, Social Environment Orientation


In the BA Social Work & Diaconia (career integrated), one can choose between the five specialisations "Childhood, Youth and Family", "Migration and Flight", "Disability and Participation”, “Social Space Orientation”, as "Religion-Sensitive Social Work”. The degree course is aimed at professionals who want to become further qualified with the general academic degree in Social Work and the state recognition as Social Worker / Social Education Worker. In addition, there is the option of additionally obtaining the academic degree as a Deacon.

Admission modus

Without admission restriction

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to the integrated BA degree course in “Social Work & Diakonia", the following conditions must be met: Higher education entrance qualification and performance of a professional activity in a professional field of social work while studying at least half the regular weekly working hours. In addition, one of the following criteria must be proven: a) Completed vocational training in a related social profession or b) completed (non-specialist) vocational training and at least two years' professional experience in a recognised field of social work. For persons according to a), it is possible to have 30 credits credited and thus shorten the degree course to six semesters.

Lecture period
  • 07.10.2024 - 31.01.2025
  • 01.09.2023 - 31.03.2024

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)
  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    15.03.2025 - 15.04.2025

    In the scope of the Erasmus+ programme

  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.01.2024 - 30.08.2024

    Application is possible at any time.

Tuition fee


299.00 EUR / Month

Fees (Link)

A participant contribution is required for the career-integrated BA degree course 'Social Work & Social Welfare Work'. This amounts to EUR 299 per month. A semester fee of approximately EUR 200 per semester is additionally incurred. This includes the HVV semester ticket, the hardship fund and the student union contribution. In addition, there is a one-off administrative fee of EUR 150 on initial registration for your degree course.

Languages of instruction

Main language


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service