In the degree programme, you learn how to apply qualitative and quantitative research methods. You will also learn to develop research-based strategies for action, analysing people’s changing lives and problems and critically incorporating societal and global influences. In doing so, you can choose your own topics to focus on or research within the framework of your thematic focus and thus develop your own profile.
With the Master's degree in Social Work, a wide range of professional opportunities are open to you. With the Master’s degree, you create the necessary requirements to work in management positions. In the specialisations, you will additionally qualify for the areas of social planning and quality development or for activities in international organisations and institutional partnerships. Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is a member of the Baden-Württemberg Doctoral Association. Professors of the SABP faculty can also offer Master’s graduates the opportunity to do a doctorate by taking this path.
Your career opportunities
These sectors will be open to you:
Planning / evaluation / quality assurance
Further education / training / university teaching
Management / leadership
International social work
The opportunity to pursue doctorate
There are no admission restrictions for this degree programme. You enrol and secure your place on the degree programme for the upcoming semester.
Check the requirements Do you have a university entrance qualification (e.g. German Abitur/Fachhochschulreife), a school leaving qualification from a country other than Germany or a vocational qualification? If you do, you have already fulfilled the first requirement.
Antrag auf Einschreibung stellen Wenn Sie alle Unterlagen fristgerecht hochgeladen und die obligatorischen Beiträge überwiesen haben, müsssen Sie Ihre Angaben bestätigen und absenden. So stellen Sie automatisch den Antrag auf Einschreibung. Damit sind Sie für das nächste Semester an der Hochschule Esslingen eingeschrieben. Sie erhalten eine Begrüßungs-E-Mail mit den ersten Informationen.
Is my university place guaranteed when I enrol for this degree programme?
Yes, for degree programmes which have no admission restrictions (no NC), there is no prior selection procedure. All applicants will be awarded a university place directly when all necessary documents have been submitted by the enrolment deadline, the documents have been examined and the administration fees have been paid.
Can I enrol although I have not yet received my final certificate?
Unfortunately not. We require your certificate by the enrolment deadline at the latest.
This awaits you
The Master of Social Work provides in-depth reflective skills for all areas of social work. You can choose your individual specialisation from the two different focus points. The focus on innovative social work deals with professional innovations and quality research, among other things. In the International Social Work focus area you will learn to place theories and concepts in an international and transcultural context.
On the one hand, I find it special in this degree programme that in addition to the job-specific knowledge, you also learn a lot for life outside of work, such as social structures or forms of communication. On the other hand, the atmosphere in the faculty is striking, both between students and between students and teachers. There is a very respectful and familiar way of dealing with each other and you can find someone to listen or help everywhere.
Annika Erath, student of Master of Social Work
What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University
Choose between the specialisations of Innovative Social Work and International Social Work.