Social Workfull time

  • Master of Arts


  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Aachen, Köln, Münster, Paderborn


  • 10 days left (Germans and inhabitants)

    10 days left (EU), 10 days left (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study

Social Work


Education and Participation (Aachen campus), Clinical Therapeutic Social Work (Aachen campus), Innovation Management in Social Work (Cologne campus), Designing Inclusive Child and Youth Welfare in a Socio-Spatial Context (Münster campus), Health-related Social Work (Paderborn campus)


Depending on the university campus, the Master's degree course in Social Work focuses on different areas of study: Education and Participation (Aachen) Clinical therapeutic social work (Aachen) Innovation Management in Social Work (Cologne) Network Management in Social Work (Münster) Health-related Social Work (Paderborn)

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Completed studies (Dipl., B.A., M.A.) in social work/curative education or a similar field of study (or, in the case of current enrolment, proof of previous achievements), good overall grade point average and willingness to do academic work

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

    01.12.2023 - 31.05.2024

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.12.2023 - 31.05.2024

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

    01.12.2023 - 31.05.2024

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.12.2023 - 31.05.2024

Languages of instruction

Main language


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