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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fakultät 4: Soziale Arbeit, Gesundheit und Musik

Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg

Fakultät 4: Soziale Arbeit, Gesundheit und Musik
Institut für Soziale Arbeit
Lipezker Straße 47
D-03048 Cottbus
Telephone: +49 355 5818-401

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg/Cottbus (FH)
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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Percentage of teaching by practitioners


Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

10/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment


Master theses in cooperation with work environment



Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years)


Third party funds per professor

16,500 €

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Digital teaching elements
Introduction to scientific work
Offers for career orientation
Support during practical semester
Practical orientation in teaching
Support for stays abroad

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Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Thanks to decades of nurturing contacts in regional industry, industry experts are involved in teaching. There is close support in the practice semester and collaboration in teaching/practice projects (BA) as well as research projects (MA). In terms of university teaching, challenging lectures are combined with advanced seminars and interactive small group formats. Individual specialisation is encouraged.

Special features regarding the international orientation

A German-Polish and a German-Romanian degree course are integrated into the BA with a double degree. Here, selected students spend the practical phase and a theory semester in Poland or Romania. This international phase is promoted and is prepared for in detail with language courses and excursions. Students are closely supervised during their stay abroad. Through various international collaborations, other phases abroad are possible. The integration of Brandenburg University of Technology into the university alliance EUNICE is a new feature.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Akademie Gorzow/ Polen West Universität Timisoara

Special features regarding the equipment

Digital teaching is accompanied by technically and didactically qualified personnel in the E-learning Department who are familiar with the application-oriented teaching of Social Work. A video recording room enables the creation of video-based teaching/learning scenarios as well as video-based data collection for various methods of qualitative social research.

Special features regarding research activities

The predominantly application-oriented research of the subject areas is devoted to issues such as social inequality, social work in peripheral areas, challenges of structural change processes, political and social participation, promotion of democracy and prevention of nationalism, exclusion and inclusion processes, biography and life situations.

Other special features

The institute includes a subject area explicitly dedicated to the socio-ecological challenges of social work. Diversity and expertise on East German life are cross-cutting themes across all subject areas.

Further information on research activities

Information on access restrictions




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(S) = Students' judgements

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(P) = Professors' judgements


Value in percent

Value in points


Thousand Euro

Last Update 2023: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
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