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.
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.