Social Security, Inclusion, Administration (BA) — Dual study programme

At a glance

Study programme
Social Security, Inclusion, Administration (BA) — Dual study programme
Social Work
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Type of programme
Dual study programme (blended learning with e-learning modules)
Standard Duration
7 semesters
Admission Capacity
Start of study programme
Winter semester
Admission Restriction
The programme has admission restrictions. Contact the Department for more information.
Admission Requirements
University entrance qualification and training agreement with a local authority taking part in the so-called "Optionsmodell" according to Article 6 (2) of the German Social Code (SGB) II or a comparable institution which has concluded a cooperation agreement with Fulda University. If you are interested in working in a job centre and taking part in a dual study programme, please contact the "opting local authorities" (Optionskommune) in Hesse. If you have questions about the study programme, please contact the Department.
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 April: B 1 or equivalent; applications from 1 May: DSH 1 or B 2 or equivalent
Application Deadline
15 July

What Is This Programme About?

The study programme in Social Administration – with a focus on labour administration and a focus on local social administration – is being offered as a dual and part-time study programme for the first time.


  • Professional interviewing, counselling, coaching and supervision in the area of social security, in labour market-related issues and in the context of local administrative action
  • Case management (based on the specifications of DGCC – German Association for Care and Case Management) and dealing with social and family emergencies and exclusion processes
  • Social and administrative law (with specialisations in SGB II, III, VIII and XII – German Social Code) and the counselling and placement of unemployed persons
  • Perspectives of labour market theory / strategies of regional, national and international social and labour market policy
  • Organisation, HR and management concepts in social institutions and public administration
  • Business administration and management of practical projects
  • Networking, public governance and social environment perspectives
  • Public and corporate health promotion in the context of work and unemployment

Why Choose This Programme?

The Bachelor's degree in Social Security, Inclusion, Administration is aimed at students who

  • either work within the framework of the dual study programme in an "opting local authority" in the area of social administration and have signed a training agreement or
  • work for a basic welfare service provider, the "gemeinsame Einrichtungen" (gE ) or a job centre or in an administrative area and are seeking to gain a higher qualification and/or employment in a new role in social administration.

How is the programme structured?

The programme consists of 17 e-learning modules, seven on-campus modules (including a final module when the Bachelor thesis is written) and two practical projects. These are all compulsory modules although modules 9.1 to O10.1 or O9.2 to O10.2 are compulsory elective modules. The programme is strictly modularised and as a result allows recognition of previous knowledge. 

The Federal Government/Federal States Commission for Educational Planning and Research Promotion (BLK) defines a module as a self-contained teaching and learning unit which takes place over a specific time and can consist of different classes that can be described and assessed in terms of quality and quantity (cf. BLK 2002, 12).

A distinction is made between on-campus modules (P) and e-modules or self-study modules (O). Students acquire 85 credit points through e-learning modules, 35 points through on-campus modules, 45 points in two independent practical projects and 15 points after they have successfully completed and discussed their Bachelor's thesis. In one academic half year, students score between 15 and 28 credit points.

On-campus phases

The on-campus phases take place once a month at Fulda University:
Fridays from 13.30 to 17.45
Saturdays from 9.00 to 17.00

Where does it lead?

  • Principal employers are job centres throughout Germany (not only those authorities taking part in the so–called "Optionsmodell"); there is a demand for qualified staff everywhere in the context of the German Unemployment Act II (ALG II).
  • The Federal German Employment Agency is a potential employer.
  • The programme also qualifies graduates to seek careers in all areas of public administration – especially social administration, but also with welfare providers.
  • Providers of education
  • The Bachelor's degree can be followed by Master's degree programmes in a related subject.

More about the subject

Subject Information

Website of the department

Prior To The Study Programme


Need help?

Subject-related advice

Andrea Hilger

Study Programme Coordinator

Building 21 , Room 203
Andrea Hilger+49 661 9640-2444
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