Health Care Issues
in Social Work

Bachelor of Arts

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Starting winter semester 2021/22, this degree program will be merged with Law and Management in Social Work to form the new degree program Social Work: Health, Social Law, Social Management. Students already enrolled in the degree programs "Law and Management in Social Work" and "Health Care Issues in Social Work" can complete their respective degree programs within the standard period of study.


What is it?

Current developments in health and social policy will have a lasting influence on social work. Rising life expectancy, the proliferation of chronic illnesses, the increase in socially induced inequalities in terms of health opportunities, the economization of the social sphere as well as the growing complexity of medical and health knowledge place completely new demands on social work and call for multi-perspective and participatory concepts.

The degree program addresses current challenges and specifically combines the professionalism of social work with health care issues in order to provide needs-based services, guidance and support at the interface of health care and social work. A further special feature of the degree program: We offer teaching/learning/coaching groups to work on the course contents in order to accompany individual learning processes and thus acquire core competences in social work.

What can I do with it?

Graduates have acquired a comprehensive health-related competence profile in the field of health care issues in social work. They are therefore highly qualified to carry out transdisciplinary activities and responsible tasks in many areas, including, for example:

  • clinical social work (hospitals, rehabilitation clinics),
  • social psychiatry,
  • addiction help services,
  • work with the elderly,
  • social work with people with so-called disabilities,
  • child day care facilities,
  • school social work,
  • educational counseling centers,
  • workplace health management,
  • public health services, e.g. health authorities.


For degree-seeking students: detailed information on admission requirements, application deadlines, etc. can be found on the German page.


Key facts

Study location

Wiesbaden, Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus

Standard period of study

7 semesters

Main language of instruction

German - We offer courses in English for exchange students.

Accreditation agency


Commencement of studies

Winter semester only


Our i-Punkt at the Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus is there to answer all your questions about studying and applying.

You can contact Professor Kathrin Witek directly for further information.