Social Work (BA) — Dual study programme

At a glance

Study programme
Social Work (BA) — Dual study programme
Social Work
Social Work with Children and Adolescents, Social Work in Rehabilitation, Social Work in the Context of Generations, Social Work and Education, Social Work in the Field of Delinquency, Social Work and Diversity
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Type of programme
Dual study programme (blended learning with e-learning modules)
Standard Duration
8 Semester
Start of study programme
Summer semester
Admission Restriction
The programme has unrestricted admission; admission requirements must be fulfilled.
Admission Requirements
1) University entrance qualification 2) Learning agreement with a cooperation partner of Fulda University of Applied Sciences
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
30 March
External Partners
Request a list of current cooperation partners by sending an email to the study programme coordinator:
Specific Features
The dual study programme is based on the blended learning concept (combining attendance phases and e-learning modules).

What Is This Programme About?

A dual study programme is designed to allow students to work in the respective field while studying. In other words, while taking the Social Work degree, you work simultaneously for one of our cooperation partners in a social work setting.

Why Choose This Programme?

Organised as an online study programme with only one practical block a month (five per semester, Friday and Saturday), you can study at Fulda University and live and work in your home town, if necessary travelling to Fulda for the mandatory attendance phases. The dual study programme in Social Work is aimed primarily at individuals

  • who want to earn a living and study simultaneously,
  • who have already done social work in a voluntary capacity, e.g. in self-help groups, and want to pursue a career in social work,
  • who have discovered social work as a potential profession, in other words, they are interested in a career change and want to gain a basic qualification.

How is the programme structured?

The dual study programme is based on the blended learning concept with three learning environments. As a student

  • you spend between 15 and 28 hours a week working
  • you study from home via an e-learning platform (approx. 20 hours a week)
  • you attend on-campus weekends (Friday and Saturday) once a month at Fulda University.

The programme requires students to score 210 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).
By obtaining state recognition, you score 30 credit points.

Where does it lead?

Having combined theoretical study and practical training at an early stage, you have a good chance of being able to start your career with your practical placement partner. The skills and experience you have gained make you highly employable, also for other employers.

The relevant professional experience gained during your time at university also equips you to take on positions of responsibility earlier on in your career.

After graduating, of course, you can also continue your education by taking a (part-time) 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 9640-1405
Consultation hours
Montag bis Donnerstag 09:00 Uhr bis 15:30 Uhr Freitag geschlossen