Social Workfull time

  • Bachelor of Arts


  • 7 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Ludwigshafen


  • 28 days left (Germans and inhabitants)

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Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study

Social Work


Social Work as Educational Aid, Social Work with Delinquents and their Environment, Social Work with Addicts/People at Risk of Addiction, Social Work with the Elderly, Persons with a Disability or an Illness, Social Work as Work with Mental Crises, Social Work with Migrants, Social Work with People in Financially Difficult Situations, Social Work as Education, Support and Learning in Childhood


The undergraduate study of Social Work (BA) at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen is characterised by its special focus: social work is understood here as critical science, which is centrally grounded in social inequality and refers in its work on social matters to society at large. In this context, the degree programme deals with how education, law, sociology, economics, and philosophy in general contribute to answering the question of when and why a social fact becomes a social ‘problem’. Such a subject- as well as (social) structure-oriented perspective on the development of key competences for study and practice is intended to teach students about abstract thinking. This prepares them for further studies in the Master’s degree programme (e.g., the research-oriented Master’s in Social Work at the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences). Right from the first semester, students can put together their own timetable from a large number of parallel groups and elective seminars. The scheduling of the attendance times and the option to study beyond the standard period of study allow for individual and flexible studying, in which at the same time they can focus on their own specialisations. Starting in the fourth subject semester, there are eight specialisations (see above) to choose from, which provide a substantive focus, but do not specify a field of activity after graduation. During a practical study semester, students test their knowledge and skills. Thus, under the conditions of professional practice of social work, they receive important stimuli for their further studies and/or their professional activities.

Admission modus

selection by the HEI

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

1) University entrance qualification or entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences as well as proof of a 12-week pre-study social work placement or 2) Successful further vocational qualification through a master craftsperson examination or a comparable examination, regardless of the grade point average and proof of a 12-week pre-study social work placement. This is not required if the further qualification from the higher education institution is deemed related to the subject. In general, training as an educator meets these criteria.

Lecture period

10.03.2025 - 14.06.2025

Application deadlines

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

    01.05.2024 - 15.07.2024

Languages of instruction

Main language


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