Social Work

Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society

M.A. On Campus
18 months
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The Social Work programme of Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society has been offered since Summer Semester 2012 by the Department of Social Work and Health Care at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen am Rhein. The program has been fully accredited and given the official seal of the Accreditation Council.


Program Aim

The Social Work programme of Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society expands and furthers the (technical) knowledge, research skills, and understanding of treatment methodologies acquired during student’s first degree program (Bachelor or Diplom). It enables comprehensive scientific analysis of the operational areas in social work. Students will be able to independently conduct extensive applied research projects in the field of social work.

In particular, the program qualifies students for positions:

  • In the areas of project management, development, implementation, and evaluation, especially for responsibility in further conceptual development of operational areas in the field of social work.
  • As specialists at social work institutions and associations.
  • As research associates and staff employees at social work institutions and associations, non-profit organizations, universities and institutions of higher learning, in social services administration, and in business.

Master’s degree programs open the door to higher civil service positions. A Master’s degree also opens the door to doctoral studies. For Master’s program graduates, the path into doctoral studies has been eased through cooperation agreements with other universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Theory in Social Work
  • Applied Practical Research
  • Subject-oriented Perspectives in Social Work
  • Social-political, societal, and institutional conditions / Interplay of Social Work
  • Practice and Theory Formation of Social Work – Reflection and Opening

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Original school and university transcripts and certificates from a successfully completed Bachelor’s degree program (or similar) in the area of Business Studies and Economics are required
  • A number of lectures are held in English in all Master’s degree programs. For this reason, English language skills at the B2 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) are essential.
  • Tabular CV in German
  • 1 photograph
  • Proof of periods of study in Germany if any: certificates of enrollment, transcripts or evidence of academic achievement, certificates of good standing

Tuition Fee


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Updated over a year ago

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