Bachelor-Distance Learning
Soziale Arbeit*

180 ECTS German
*Translated: Social Work. Only available in German

Whether in youth work, in a children’s day care centre or in a retirement facility for senior citizens: exciting tasks await you in the social services sector. Start your online study programme in Social Work now!

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Start your online study programme in Social Work now

Take a stand for social justice and equal opportunity: Do you want to champion social justice and equal opportunity in your profession by providing effective support to people who find themselves in challenging situations? During your online study programme in Social Work, you will acquire educational, psychological and legal knowledge and prepare yourself for possible management tasks in social service institutions with the help of well-founded business management content.

Students who graduate from a study programme in Social Work are awarded the title of “Staatlich anerkannte/r Sozialarbeiter/in” or “Staatlich anerkannte/r Sozialpädagoge/in” (in English: “State-recognised social worker” or “State-recognised social education worker” if they successfully complete the Social Work Practice Project (internship).

FAQs Internship for state recognition in the Social Work Degree programme

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Summary Your study programme summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 180 ECTS
    Full-time or part-time
  • Study duration & extension
    36-72 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Study fees
    Starting at 229€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
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This program is part of our study program in German language. You can find more information on our German website.

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Why IU is the best choice
  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

  • State-approved & award-winning

    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

  • Here for you – personally

    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of. 

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