The master degree course “Social Work and Health in the Context of Social Cohesion" is offered as both a full-time (4 semesters) course and also as a part-time course (6 semesters). The combination of a professional recognition year (Berufsanerkennungsjahr) or part-time employment with the project- and practice-oriented master course as a part-time variant is particularly practical. Support from the course management for the implementation of part-time work in practice may follow if needed.
In your application, we ask that you clearly indicate if it’s a part-time or a full-time course which is sought.
Master of Arts
Consecutive Master Program
Official course length
4 Semester (2years) – Full-time
6 Semester (3 years) – Part-time
Commencement of study
Winter semester (mid September)
Graduated successful with a Bachelor Degree or a similar degree in the following studies: Social Work/Social Education, Social and Health Care management, in a social or health sciences or pedagogue Study programmes; or a study program which is closely related to the study fields named above.
We would also recommend submitting a letter of application with the statement of the personal motivation.
A competent knowledge of the German language
Social Work and Health
The graduates of the Master Program are especially qualified for top conceptual duties in the social and health care sector. The master degree provides access to the Senior Service level (höhere Dienst = qualification for a more senior post in the civil service). Access to the higher service and the right to doctorate is given with the Master´s degree.
The Master Program of Social Work and Health in the context of social cohesion included the following Modules:
Module 1: Propaedeutic
Module 2: Theoretical basics of social cohesion
Module 3: Problems and action approaches to promote social cohesion
Module 4: Law and politics of social cohesion
Module 5: Quality and Project Management
Module 6: Responsibility in institutions and non-profit organizations
Module 7: Deepening of
(a) Social Work Science
(b) Public Health
in relation to social cohesion
Module 8: International Relations to social cohesion
Module 9: Research methods
Module 10: Research and development project
Module 11: Master thesis with symposium and colloquium on the topic
- regarding the study program
Studien- und Forschungsschwerpunkt
Prof. Dr. phil.
Prof. Dr. paed.
Prof. Dr. rer. pol.
- for orientation and study decision
- regarding finance
- regarding the application