Social Law (LLB)

At a glance

Study programme
Social Law (LLB)
Social and Cultural Sciences
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Type of programme
Campus-based programme
Standard Duration
7 semesters
Start of study programme
Winter semester
Admission Requirements
University entrance qualification, subject-restricted university entrance qualification or a qualification recognised as equivalent by Hessen State Ministry of Education.
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
20 August
External Partners
The Department has had an established network of practical placement partners for many years. If you have any questions about work placements, contact Anke Schäfer (anke.schaefer(at)

What Is This Programme About?

Basic social welfare and associated legal issues are subjects of ongoing public debate and of great importance in terms of the national economy. However, there is still a shortage of suitably qualified personnel with expertise in social law. The fact that this new degree programme is being offered by a university of applied sciences means the programme closely combines legal training with knowledge imparted in a way relevant to professional practice. Social law experts have a sound legal background, expertise in the social sciences, economics and business administration as well as social skills.

Why Choose This Programme?

If you are interested in law, politics, society and matters of justice, and you are not put off by content expressed in a complicated manner, this could be the right programme for you.{ The desire to help others assert their rights is also a strong motivating factor.

The work placement half way through the programme allows you to consider possible career options for the future. Some may prefer to have direct contact with people, for example, at an advice centre, while others see themselves involved in complex legal cases and working, for example, in the claims administration section of an insurance company or government authority. Those interested in social policy might become involved in law-making procedures or represent interest groups.

How is the programme structured?

The standard period of study is seven semesters and includes:

  • four semesters of basic study
  • one work placement semester
  • two semesters studying a specialisation in depth and the final Bachelor's thesis

In the first four semesters, you concentrate on acquiring all the knowledge and skills you will need for your subsequent work placement. You are given a sound grounding across a number of disciplines, although law will figure most prominently. This will be taught in combination with the fundamentals of social science and economics and business administration. You acquire knowledge of and expertise in:

  • legal conflict resolution
  • options for out-of-court settlements
  • decision-making in legal, social and business contexts.

A work placement semester introduces you to future areas of employment. It gives you the opportunity to apply and consolidate previously acquired knowledge in real-life situations. This is followed by the main part of the programme with the thesis module.

Where does it lead?

Following graduation, you are qualified to work in a variety of public institutions. These include social organisations, independent welfare organisations and their associations, employment agencies, health insurance funds, pension insurance funds, district, municipal and local authorities and trade unions. Graduates are also qualified to work in social politics and business. All these areas need qualified, well-trained social law specialists with both legal and social qualifications. Graduates wishing to continue their studies can take a Master's degree in Social Law and Social Economy and subsequently study for a doctorate.

Need help?

Subject-related advice

Marek Liwoch

Coordinator of the Bachelor's programme in Social Law (LL.B.)

Building 22 , Room 117
Marek Liwoch+49 661 9640-
Consultation hours
Tues/Thurs 2-3 pm (Social Law), Mons/Weds 2-3 pm (international exchange)

General advice

Tim Feldermann

Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Student advisory service • Advisory service for people with professional qualifications

Building 10 , Room 214
Tim Feldermann+49 661 9640-1432
Consultation hours
Without registration: Tue and Wed 9.30 am – 11.30 am, With registration: Thu 9.30 am – 3 pm
Office hours
Mon to Thu 9 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 3 pm, Fri 8.30 am – 12 pm

Advice for international students

Britta Simon


Building 10 , Room 202
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