Welcome to the Department of Social Work and Social Welfare
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The Department of Social Work and Social Welfare is rooted in the former Faculty of Social Work and Social Welfare. Having merged with the Department of Educational Science, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Music under the new umbrella of the Faculty of Human Sciences, it currently runs one of the few German university-based programs offering a BA degree of Social Work.
In addition, it operates three programs leading to Master’s degrees of ‘Social Work’, ‘Social Pedagogy in Training and Continuing Education’, or ‘Social Law and Social Economy’. Cutting-edge teaching programs, a wide range of research activities, as well as a lively interface with practitioners all contribute to making the department an attractive place for both students and academics. Seventeen full professorships, each representing a distinctive academic profile, cover a broad array of academic expertise in research and teaching.
The Department of Social Work and Social Welfare is (co-)responsible for the following study programs at the Faculty of Human Sciences: