Health and Social Servicespart time, full time

  • Bachelor of Arts


  • 7 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Nordhausen


  • September 2024 (Germans and inhabitants)

    September 2024 (EU), September 2024 (Non-EU)
    Please enquire

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Social Work
  • Social Pedagogy
  • Health Science

Scientific foundations of social work as well as their interdisciplinary links in theory and practice, Social work in health care, in rehabilitation, in psychiatry, in the field of addiction support


Relevant professional experience or a pre-study work placement of at least 12 weeks in a social or health institution, if applicable a voluntary social year Illnesses and disabilities are often associated with significant psychological and social burdens for those affected and their relatives. As a result, independent and autonomous lifestyles are often substantially limited. In professional practice, therefore, there are social workers working in health and social care focusing on the following tasks: • Resource-oriented promotion of the competence of the target client, which enables development processes for a (renewed) self-responsible life • Development of socially defined resources with the aim of largely promoting self-determination • Autonomy-oriented counselling, which supports rehabilitation processes in medical and psychosocial areas • Professional care in the care of chronically ill and dependent people. Against the backdrop of the demographic development towards an ageing society and the growing number of chronically ill people in the child, youth and old age care sector, there is a growing need for the professional development nationally and internationally of trained social workers. The degree programme Health and Social Services teaches students theory-based and practice-oriented methods and competencies to live up to these requirements. This includes the teaching of subject-specific and cross-sector skills for the service sector Health and Social Services. In addition, students acquire quality-assured and -oriented knowledge that is necessary for empirically founded and verifiable professional practice. The aim of this study programme is the professional qualification of state-recognised social workers, with particular emphasis on the fields of work in institutions and organisations of the health and social care system. These include outpatient, semi-stationary and inpatient health and social care facilities, including social-psychiatric institutions, counselling centres, providers of child and youth welfare as well as facilities for the care and nursing of the elderly. Please address any enquiries regarding part-time study to the Student Advice Centre

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Relevant vocational training or at least a 12-week pre-study work placement in social or health care facilities as well as general or subject-restricted higher education entrance qualification or a degree recognised as equivalent

Lecture period
  • 02.04.2024 - 13.07.2024
  • 14.10.2024 - 08.02.2025

Application deadlines

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

    30.09.2024 (Universitywide deadline)

    Applications are made via the Uni Assist online portal

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

    30.09.2024 (Universitywide deadline)

    Applications are made via the Uni Assist online portal

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    30.09.2024 (Universitywide deadline)

    Enrolment takes place online through the online enrolment application.

  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    15.04.2024 - 30.09.2024 (Universitywide deadline)

Tuition fee

Semester contribution is EUR 160.48; DB Regio and University ticket of the city of Nordhausen included, the contribution can change every semester, for first registration at the university, EUR 20 must be paid for the student chip card in addition

Languages of instruction

Main language


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service