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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fachbereich Sozialwesen (Münster)

Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen

Fachbereich Sozialwesen (Münster)
Piusallee 89
D-48147 Münster
Telephone: +49 251 41767-0

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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

12/14 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

30,200 €

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
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Independent, self-reflective, exploratory and research-, practice- and project-oriented learning; Personal contact between students and teaching staff; personal atmosphere conducive to learning; small groups; Extensive support and advice; Workshop formats for open working on jointly developed topics, university summer school on the topic of child protection, digital tools; Advice and support from the International Office; Extracurricular courses; One-week excursion in Germany and other European countries; Internat. Campus; Summer School; Teaching staff with practical experience...

Special features regarding the international orientation

Erasmus University Charter; DAAD/PROMOS programmes; Bachelor: 10-20 outgoing students each winter semester who complete the practical components of their studies abroad (100 practical days, study project 2 in the 5th semester), possible funding for work placements in partner organisations and NGOs worldwide (Engagement Global, PROMOS). In the Master's degree course, stays abroad at the end of the 3rd semester and beginning of the 4th semester (research project 18 CP) are possible. Structural simplifications for international mobility have been put in place for these time periods. 36 CP courses taught in English, approx. 15 incoming students per year with supervision.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

Gordon Academic College Haifa, Israel; Christ University Bangalore, Indien; University College Cork, Irland; Charles University Prague, Tschechien; University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv; University College Copenhagen, Dänemark; Università di Roma LUMSA, Italien; Maltepe University, Türkei; Pontificia Universidad Católica Valparaiso, Chile.

Special features regarding the equipment

Web-based campus management system (HIS), central campus portal for students, teaching staff and non-teaching staff (ILIAS for study, teaching, non-teaching staff, Web-ex, BigBlueButton and ELVI for video conferences and online or online-based teaching), portal for guests and alumni. Use of digital resources (blended learning/ e-learning) in studies and teaching, correspondingly very good room facilities, "networked library" (online research and ordering); (IT) service offices and blended learning teams providing advice and support, research software and infrastructure, accessibility.

Special features regarding research activities

Initial study phase with learning research project in the Bachelor's degree course; Two research-oriented consecutive Master’s degrees "MASA: Designing Inclusive Child and Youth Welfare in a Socio-Spatial Context" and MAHP "Designing Inclusion and Participation in the Social Space". Institute for Participation Research, key research areas “Networks in Social Work” and “Education and Diversity”; Affiliation with the Centre for Research Funding and Continuing Education, participation of students in research and practical projects commissioned by industry as well as in publications; Social Innovation Transfer Network with network partner Protestant University of Applied Sciences in Bochum.

Support for founders

The Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine-Westphalia (katho NRW), Münster Department strongly supports the career option Social Entrepreneurship and enables and supports students by teaching the knowledge necessary for self-employment within various projects and funding programmes in cooperation with Münster University of Applied Sciences. This includes, in particular, the EXIST Potentials funding programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and access to the Münsterland Innovation Lab of the network "Gründen aus Hochschulen" from Münster University of Applied Sciences and University, the Münster Technology Promotion Agency and the Steinfurt Economic Development Agency.

Other special features

Assignments and working groups on diversity, inclusion and accessibility, studying with children/while caring for relatives, FIGEST; Member of the best-practice club “Family and University”; Coordinator "Welcome refugees", accompanying students with refugee experience; (Individual) counselling services of the Equality and Inclusion Officer; Establishment of the service centre for barrier-free documents; Development of a concept for barrier-free teaching; Tactile guidance system and other structural measures for the visually and physically impaired, paper on diversity sensitivity

Further information on research activities

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