Social Work (M.A.)

General Information


Professional, knowledge-based action, proof of effectiveness, empirical foundations – these keywords point to the increasing importance of research in social work – to justify action taken in this field, to provide a basis for the knowledge about changed life and problem situations of the people for whom the work is undertaken, and about institutional support processes and changed organisational framework conditions.

And not least important, there must be critical analysis of the effects of social changes on the field of social work.


You will obtain the tools needed to assess and influence developments in social work on an empirical basis. The research-oriented Master does not relate to specific fields of activity, but prepares you to be able to reflect on all areas of social work.

This full-time degree course awards 90 Credits (workload 750 hrs per semester).

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Degree programme leaflet

Social Work (M.A.)

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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedMaster of Arts
FacultySocial Work, Health Care and Nursing Sciences
CampusEsslingen Hilltop Campus
Number of semesters3
Language of instructionEnglish/German
Information on admission requirements
  • Studienabschluss im Bereich Soziale Arbeit (Bachelor, Diplom)
  • Studienplätze: 30
  1. Innovative Soziale Arbeit: Praxisorientierte Forschung, Sozialplanung und Qualitätsentwicklung
  2. Internationale Soziale Arbeit

Application and Admission

Application and Admission

Applications for this degree programme must be submitted online via the Master’s degree programme portal of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

The deadline for submitting applications is 30 November for the summer semester.

Information on the documents which must be submitted can be found in the checklist for Master's programmes.

Students may commence this degree programme in the summer semester only.

Additional documents which must be submitted with your application:

Applicants with a degree from a foreign university

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences requires a university degree gained at a foreign university to be recognised by the Center for International Students at Constance University of Applied Sciences (Studienkolleg Konstanz).


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

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

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Career prospects

Career Prospects

Graduates with a Master of Social Work can work in:
  • planning
  • evaluation/quality assurance
  • further education and training
  • vocational training/university teaching
  • research
  • management/leadership positions
  • go on to undertake doctoral studies

Apply for summer semester 2022!

Apply Online until November 30th 2021

More information
Prof. Dr. rer. soc. Maria Bitzan

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