Social Work with focus on Community Development and Organising Communities (MAPS)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Study Programme Coordinator
About the study programme
Since the mid-1990s administration and politics try to overcome the complex repercussions of economic structural and social change in society promoting local community and neighbourhood interventions. Our concepts of Community Development and Organising Communities are the systematic development of existing approaches in integrated professional space related work.
The Master’s degree programme ‘maps’ (Master of Art: Advanced Professional Studies) focuses on different disciplinary discourses on space and combines practical experience and theoretical concepts in community work, urban and regional planning and governance with the structural elements of social work in a five-semester, in-service curriculum. The programme responds social space related questions, problems and challenges, discussed outside the academics in society in general and in creating and changing urban and rural space in particular.
Maps is a blended learning Masters´s degree programme: Two-thirds of the programme consists of online study and one-third of regular courses. These courses take place at the two partner universities Fulda and RheinMain four times per semester. The semesters (in April and October) start with a three-day period and then another three two-day blocks (Friday to Saturday). These sessions may be recognised as educational leave. A blended learning platform (OLAT) is used to post the online modules` material and allows various forms of interaction for lecturers and students.