Social Workfull time

  • Bachelor of Arts


  • 6 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Aachen, Köln, Münster, Paderborn


  • expired (Germans and inhabitants)

    expired (EU), expired (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study

Social Work


Fundamentals of scientific thinking and working, Theories, Concepts and Methods of Social Work, Fundamentals of the disciplines of Psychology, Medicine, Law, Sociology, Politics, Ethics and much more., Foundations of Human Existence and Development, Fields of action of social work (child and youth welfare, geriatric care and welfare, health care and social care and welfare, among others), Learning key qualifications (e.g. reflection skills, professional relationship building, teamwork skills)


On the one hand, the degree programme in Social Work imparts scientifically sound knowledge and action competences from social work and related sciences such as sociology, law, psychology, etc. on the other hand, the programme promotes competences to be able to act responsibly and professionally in relation to social problems and in concrete social contexts. Regular course version: Full-time, in-person course (Aachen, Cologne, Münster, Paderborn) further course versions: - Social Work Compact (Aachen) - Dual Bachelor's course degree in Social Work (Aachen, Cologne, Paderborn)

Admission modus

Without admission restriction

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Pre-study work placement (3 months) in the field of social work, social education or special needs education. The pre-study work placement is deemed to have been completed when you have acquired the qualification for the course of study by means of the certificate of entrance qualification for studies at a technical school for social work/special education. The fulfilment of the required pre-study work placement must be credibly assured by the application deadline. The actual completion of the programme is possible until the beginning of the semester (September 1st).

Lecture period
  • 25.03.2024 - 19.07.2024
  • 23.09.2024 - 07.02.2025

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants


  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union


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


  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students


Languages of instruction

Main language


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