Social Work - M.A.- fulltime studies

Faculty Social Sciences
Course of studies Social Work
Degree Master
Academic degree Master of Arts
Start Winter semester
Regular study period 4 Semesters
Category social
Type of study full-time studies
Course language german
Admission restriction Yes
Tuition No
Credits 120
Accredited Yes  /  Information on accreditation
Application portal Online application

Objectives of study

The studies provide profession-related, scientific and communicative competencies for prominent activities and positions in various fields of social work. Building on basic competencies in social work, the degree course aims for a specific capability spectrum that combines scientific-analytic, instructing-counselling, planning-coordinating and science of social welfare-researching competencies.

Particularly against the background of reorganisation in the structures of providers for social work and modified societal reproduction conditions, this integrated competency is prerequisite.

Occupational fields

Using the competencies which they were provided, graduates are to be enabled to do and take responsibility for qualified social work that meets the demand and is, at the same time, both situation-oriented and professionally competent. Occupying high hierarchical positions, they are also able to react innovatively and flexibly to restructuring processes.

The Master’s degree allows admission to higher service.

Curricular design

The studies consist of 4 semesters. Apart from the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, work on a practice-based research project is to be done in each semester. The 4th semester serves the making of the finalizing Master’s thesis.

Course curriculum

Admission requirements

Take up full-time studies in the Master’s degree course Social Work at the Mittweida University of Applied Sciences can persons who possess:

  • a degree in Social Work/Social Pedagogy (Bachelor, University of Applied Sciences-diploma, University-diploma) or an equivalent degree.

Admission requirement for graduates of a socio-scientific reference science: They require an at least one-year practical internship/practical experience in an institution of social work, which must have been completed after graduation.


Information about admission, German language courses , costs of living as well as the application form are available at our web page: 

Applications for this programme may be submitted through the International Office.

Hochschule Mittweida
International Office
Mrs Saskia Langhammer
Technikumplatz 17, 09648 Mittweida, Germany
Phone:     +49 3727 948 137
Fax:        +49 3727 948 143

Deadline for Applications:

15th May for the winter semester

15th January for the summer semester