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KSH Munich

Munich campus

Preysingstr. 95

81667 München

Telefon: +49 89 48092–900

Telefax: +49 89 48092–1900

Ground plan

Benediktbeuern campus

Don-Bosco-Str. 1 

83671 Benediktbeuern

Telefon: +49 8857 88-500

Telefax: +49 8857 88-599

Ground plan

Social Work (B.A.) Munich

Study location

Study location




Social Work, Munich

Dean of the Faculty

Dean of the Faculty

Prof. Dr. Jochen Ribbeck

Academic degree

Academic degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), state-approved social education worker

Start of the degree programme

Start of the degree programme

winter semester

Standard period of study

Standard period of study

7 semesters (including 1 practical semester)

Application period

Application period

online 02.05. - 20.08.

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Objectives & contents

The Bachelor’s degree programme in Social Work aims to qualify students to act professionally in the activities involved in this field. The degree programme is oriented towards the Christian image of the world and the people, and therefore offers students a sustainable foundation for integrating their professional actions into a well-founded system of values.


Graduates of the degree programme possess:

  • scientifically based knowledge of the discipline of social work
  • differentiated methods and approaches to social work
  • a differentiated overview of the various occupational fields of social work
  • a sound knowledge of social work's related disciplines such as psychology, law, educational science, politics, sociology, etc.
  • the ability to reflect on the ethical aspects of social workessential key skills (moderation, advisory skills, intercultural skills)
  • the internationally recognised Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) qualification

The degree programme is organised in a transdisciplinary manner and conveys a multi-perspective approach to social issues.

Fields of study


The science of social work

  • The development of social work as a profession and a discipline
  • Scientific and social work theories
  • Social work in the national and international context


Related sciences of social work

  • Sociology, educational science, psychology
  • Ethics and law
  • Health sciences and medicine
  • Social and communal politics


Actions in practical social work

  • Management theory of social work
  • Organisational theory of social work
  • Social management
  • Culture, aesthetics, media
  • Work placements and practical projects


You can set different focal points in the course of your studies.

Structure of the curriculum


The degree programme in social work covers the following contents:


Segment I: 1st - 3rd semester

  • Acquisition of basic knowledge and skills in the science and methods of social work and its related disciplines.


Segment II: 4th semester

  • Acquisition of skills in practical modules


Segment III: 5th - 7th semester

  • The students deepen their scientific knowledge and skills, and develop their professional competence. An individual focus takes place through two of the areas of specialisation on offer. The Bachelor's thesis is a separate module in segment III.

Prospects & perspectives

Graduates of the degree programme in Social Work (B.A.) at our university find interesting jobs in a range of fields within social work, such as:

  • Child and youth welfare
  • Social services, social planning
  • Social work with women and girls
  • Education, cultural education
  • Advising and supporting families
  • Social gerontology
  • Social work within the context of migration and integration
  • Social work with disabled people
  • Addiction counselling, socio-psychiatric services
  • Health promotion
  • Adult education
  • Care for those at risk and social rehabilitation
  • Social services at schools, adolescent social work

Applications & admission

  • a general or a specialist (subject-specific) university entrance qualification
  • a university of applied sciences entrance qualification or a specialist (subject-specific) university  of applied sciences entrance qualification
  • a general or specialist (subject-specific) university entrance for professionals with vocational qualifications

If you have a foreign higher education entrance qualification or a foreign university degree, and wish to apply for a Bachelor's degree programme at the KSH Munich, you must first have your foreign certificates checked by the external service provider uni-assist e.V.. The pre-evaluation documentation obtained from uni-assist e.V. must be submitted together with the application documents. For more information, please see the section on Information for Foreign Applicants.


For further information about the degree programme, please refer to the German pages about the Social Work (B.A.) course in Munich, or ask the general contact person at the Dean's Office.

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