Social Work (BA) — Part-time programme

At a glance

Study programme
Social Work (BA) — Part-time programme
Social Work
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Type of programme
Part-time programme (blended learning with e-learning modules)
Standard Duration
8 semesters
Admission Capacity
Start of study programme
Summer semester
Admission Restriction
The programme has admission restrictions. Contact the Department for more information.
Admission Requirements
1) University entrance qualification 2) Three years' appropriate professional experience in an area of social work 3) Part-time employment in the area of social work parallel to the study programme for at least 15 hours a week
Language of instructions
Language Requirements
For international students: DSH 2-level German language skills by the day of enrolment. At the time of application, a lower level is sufficient. Applications submitted by 30 November: B 1 or equivalent; applications from 1 December: DSH 1 or B 2 or equivalent
Application Deadline
15 January
Specific Features
The programme is taken on a part-time basis according to the blended learning concept. This combines attendance phases one weekend a month (Friday and Saturday) and online study via an e-learning platform.

What Is This Programme About?

The part-time programme in Social Work offers students the opportunity to take a first-level degree in Social Work with e-learning components. It is a family-friendly programme which includes ten on-campus attendance days per calendar semester and allows students to study at home using an e-learning platform.

Why Choose This Programme?

The study programme is aimed at individuals already working in the area of social work without a formal qualification who wish to obtain a degree, or at those wishing to obtain a higher qualification or returning to work after spending time with the family. The programme is organised in such a way that students can balance studying, work and family life.

How is the programme structured?

The study programme requires students to score 180 credit points according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), including 115 credit points gained from periods of self-study and 65 credit points from attendance phases and project work (one credit point equals around 30 hours of work).

Students can expect to study approx. 20 to 25 hours a week. Attendance phases make up around 25 percent of the study programme, self-study (distance study with e-learning modules) approximately 75 percent.

Where does it lead?

In the second phase of study, you can obtain state recognition (30 credit points).
The Bachelor's degree can be followed by a Master's degree.

Need help?

Subject-related advice

Michaela Leibold

Studiengangskoordinatorin BASA-online/ BASA-dual

Building 21 , Room 208
Michaela Leibold+49 661 9640-2032
Office hours
Mon to Fri 8 am – 3 pm

General advice

Karin Heß

Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Deputy Head of Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Building 10 , Room 212
Karin Heß+49 661 9640-1431
Consultation hours
Without registration: Tue, Wed 9.30 am – 11.30 am With registration: Thu 9.30 am – 3 pm
Office hours
Tue – Thu: 8 am – 3 pm

Advice for international students

Britta Simon


Building 10 , Room 105
Britta Simon+49 661 9640-1453
Consultation hours
Mo: 9 – 11 Uhr Mi: 13.30 – 15.30 Uhr Fr: 09 – 11 Uhr
Office hours
Mo–Do: 9 – 12 Uhr, 14 - 15.30 Uhr Fr: 8:30 – 12 Uhr