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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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Social Work (B.A.)

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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures - at a glance

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

For the summer semester: from 24 October to 15 January

For the winter semester: from April 25th 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 summer semester 2023!

Attention, the application period only runs until 15 January.

Apply now
Prof. Dr. rer. soc. Sabine Schneider

Telefonische Sprechzeiten sind im Wintersemester 22-23 in der Regel

Freitags, von 8:30 bis 9:30 Uhr unter der Telefonnummer: 0162-2807378 (eine Voranmeldung ist nicht erforderlich)

 Wenn Sie eine persönliche Sprechstunde wünschen (Montag oder Dienstag Nachmittag), melden Sie sich bitte per Mail zur Terminabstimmung.