Master-Distance Learning
Soziale Arbeit*

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

As a Manager in the social sector, you combine aspects of social work with academic methods and management qualifications.

Distance Learning

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Responding in a professional manner to work-related challenges and development tasks is as much a part of social work as planning, managing and implementing social projects. In addition to social work skills, this also requires a sound knowledge of business and economics, which we impart in the Master’s degree in Social Work.

The broadly diversified study content with the elective modules Early Childhood Education and Upbringing & Clinical Social Work and Health Promotion & Social Space Orientation and Networking will ensure you are optimally prepared for the professional challenges that lie ahead. After graduation, you will be able to deal with the diverse and growing fields that make up this discipline and take on responsibility as a leader and manager.

And by the way, with a degree from our Master’s study programme in Social Work, you can start postgraduate training as a Child and Youth Psychotherapist in accordance with the German Psychotherapists Act. If you successfully complete this vocational training, you are eligible to receive your licence to practice as a registered therapist. If you do not want to become self-employed, you can, of course, also work as an employee in clinics or practices.

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Summary Your study programme summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Arts (M.A.) 120 ECTS
    Full-time or part-time
  • Study duration & extension
    24-48 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Study fees
    Starting at 316€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
Study program is in the process of reaccreditation. The new, revised study program will start on 01.09.2023. This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme.
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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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  • 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! 

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    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. 

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    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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