Social Work
and Education

Part-time distance learning degree program(M.A.)

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What is it?

Social Work and Education (M.A.) is a consecutive, part-time blended learning degree program. It combines internet-based, discursive studies via a learning platform with on-campus blocks in eight distance learning modules. On-campus teaching is carried out during four modules with ten study days in the form of block courses (each taking place on Friday/Saturday). An action research project accompanied by lecturers is an integral part of the degree program.

The degree program deals with education in all age groups in the field of out-of-school education. Differentiated action and research approaches are combined in order to address the heterogeneous conditions of education in our society and the resulting didactic challenges,

One third of the modules are designed to impart general skills in the field of theory and research in social work as well as leadership and management; two thirds are related to the specialized field of education. The concept of individual learning agreements enables students to set personal priorities with a view to their own qualification goals, on the basis of the general knowledge they have already acquired.

What can I do with it?

The degree program qualifies students for a career as educational advisors in all areas of out-of-school education. They have the necessary competencies for management positions in educational institutions, educational management and educational planning as well as for scientific work in research institutes.

With a master's degree, graduates have the option of pursuing a doctorate at the Inter-University Doctoral Research Center for Social Work.


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 and distance learning modules

Standard period of study

5 semesters, part-time

Main language of instruction

German - We offer courses in English for exchange students.

Accreditation agency

Internal accreditation

Commencement of studies

Summer semester only


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

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