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

Program overview

Degree program Social Work: Local Organization of Social Participation, compact




Master of Arts (M.A.)

Type of study

Consecutive Master degree program

Standard type of study

4 semesters

Start of studies

Winter semester

Application deadline

May until September 1

Admission requirements

Bachelor or comparable university degree in the area of social work

Language of instruction



Students are instructed in competencies related to concepts, projects, research, and management in order to professionally organize social infrastructures in communities or to provide support in their job functions as graduates.

Study areas

Social work, societies and communities; (social) policy parameters of community involvement; concepts and strategies of social work in the participation areas of education, health, migration; practice and evaluation research, neighborhood and network management; social security in market economies; leadership training and team development; local social policy, governance and international comparisons; project management and concept development; organization development and local social planning, research workshop

Subject areas

Social work in social spaces


Semester fee

Study abroad

Students who are interested in a semester abroad or other study options will be supported by the assessment of possible recognitions for academic work performed there.


The degree program Social Work: Local Organization of Social Participation was accredited by the ZEvA in Hanover in the summer semester 2014.

Contact persons

Degree program director:
Prof. Dr. Stephan Maykus
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3543

Degree program coordinator:
Ulrike Heuer M.A.
Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3544