Social Work: Local Organization of Social Participation (M.A.)

Master of Arts

Features of the degree program Social Work: Local Organization of Social Participation

What youth education offerings are needed in a particular district? What needs do young people have there and how should these become the basis of practice development on-site? How can we utilize the variety of living environments in the community to support personal development and peaceful coexistence? Is health promotion merely an individual goal or can it also be a feature of urban development? What incites people to do something for others and for living conditions in their district of community – and how can a culture of community be promoted by Social Work?

The Master degree program Social Work: Local Organization of Social Participation pursues these questions among others and seeks to qualify students for needs-based organization of communal spaces. With this focus, graduates should be enabled to think and act from an inquisitive, plan-oriented, conceptual, strategic, and political standpoint in order to support the gradual achievement of an overall communal strategy of social participation in various fields (e.g. neighborhood management, social planning, educational bureaus, offices for family matters, migration service, etc.).

The degree program at a glance


Master of Arts (M.A.)


Winter semester

Placement test

Standard period of study

4 semesters



Type of study

Consecutive Master degree program

Numerus Clausus



Osnabrück – Caprivi Campus

Admission restriction




Program management

Prof. Dr. Stephan Maykus
Program director

Room: CF 0214
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3534

Office hours:
by arrangement

Advice and coordination

Ulrike Heuer, M.A.
Program coordinator

Room: CF 0304
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3053



Office hours:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and by arrangement

Application, admission and exams

Virginia Kreutzmann
Registrar's office

Room: CB 0006
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3715



Office hours:
Monday 1.30 pm to 4 pm, Tuesday and Friday 9:30 am to 12:00 am, Thursday by arrangement