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Social Work (B.A.)

General Information

Social Work

Social Work deals with topics which are of relevance to society with the aim of improving social situations. All social work aims to enable people to develop their potential and shape their life and their social interactions as they wish.

Programme objectives

The programme equips students with the ability to interact on the professional level. On graduation, you are qualified to plan, design, monitor, teach, evaluate and further develop social work interactions in a scientific and practically relevant way.

Very good ranking results: In the German national CHE university ranking published in the ZEIT newspaper, the Social Work degree programme at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences was awarded very good marks in several categories.

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This full-time degree programme awards 210 Credits (workload 750 hrs per semester).

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Degree programme leaflet

Social Work (B.A.)

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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedBachelor of Arts
FacultySocial Work, Education and Nursing Sciences
CampusEsslingen Hilltop Campus
Number of semesters7
Language of instructionGerman
Application Periods

For the summer semester: up to January 15th

For the winter semester: up to July 15th

INTERNATIONAL Specialisation (optional)

Application and Admission

Application and Admission

Please submit your application for this degree programme via the portal.


The curriculum for the degree programme and detailed descriptions of the programme modules are contained in the Module Catalogue.

Module Catalogue Social Work (B.A.) (German Version)

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Career prospects

Career prospect

With a Bachelor of Social Work you can:

  • work with children and their families
  • work in children’s daycare facilities
  • undertake social work in schools, peripatetic youth work
  • work with chronically ill people
  • work with disabled people
  • work with offenders
  • help homeless people
  • support elderly people and their families
  • work with addicts and potential addicts
  • work in the migration society
  • work in the field of occupational integration.

Apply for winter semester 2021/22!

“Hochschulstart”, the central portal for applications, has put back the starting date for the submission of applications for Bachelor degree programmes commencing in the winter semester 2020/2021. Applications will be accepted from 1 July to 20 August 2020.

The application period for our Master degree programmes runs from 15 April to 15 July.

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Prof. Dr. rer. soc. Sabine Schneider

Im Sommersemester 2021 finden die Sprechstunden telefonisch an folgenden Tagen statt - eine Voranmeldung ist nicht erforderlich (einfach anrufen!):

Dienstags, von 13:30 - 14:30 Uhr

Freitags, von 13:30 - 14:30 Uhr

Sie erreichen mich unter folgender Telefonnummer: 0162-2807378.


Die aktuellen Informationen zum laufenden Semesterbetrieb erhalten Sie auf der Homepage der Fakultät SABP - Soziale Arbeit, Bildung und Pflege!