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

Program structure

Structure of the program

The standard period of study of the Social Work Master’s degree program: Local arrangement of social participation is a total of four semesters. The study includes three theoretic and (practical) research semesters and concludes with the Master's thesis in the fourth semester.

Competency model

The course plan stipulates nine modules that represent the entire core offering ("core competencies"): Here, the central focus areas and competence aspects of the local arrangement of social work are to be conveyed. The program supplements this core offering with a two times three modules each comprehensive specialization that allows for the conveyance of specific and thematic-specific competences of social work with a local context. One of these specializations is optional and is designed to support the own profile development. This study offer is supplemented and rounded off by three modules that convey common skills and knowledge as "general competences" and constitute the disciplinary basis.


Options from the first semester

Special Competence II

From the first semester, students are free to select one out of three specializations (the so-called Special Competence II) to focus on an individual subject area in three subsequent semesters. These specializations are:

  • Health Promotion and Diversity
  • Municipal Education Management und Planning
  • Fields of Action in Nonprofit Organizations