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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, part-time (B.A.)

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

in a 2-year cycle; next start: winter semester of 2018/19

Standard period of study

Standard period of study

9 semesters

Application period

Application period

online 02.05. - 15.07.2022

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Objectives & contents

The Katholische Stiftungshochschule München (KSH) University of Applied Sciences also offers the part-time Bachelor's degree programme in Social Work at the Munich campus in a 2-year cycle, in parallel to work. This degree programme also enables access to Master's degree programmes in accordance with European standards.


It is a scientific and practice-oriented university degree programme which conveys profound professional knowledge and key skills for the different fields of activity within social work. The Bachelor’s degree programme in Social Work aims to qualify students to act professionally in the activities involved in this field. This is achieved through practice-oriented teaching on a scientific basis. The Bachelor of Arts degree is the first professional qualification in the study of social work.


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, etc
  • the ability to reflect on the ethical aspects of social work
  • essential key qualifications (rhetoric, moderation, etc.)
  • the internationally recognised Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) qualification

Structure of the curriculum

The standard period of study is 11 semesters. In general, 30 ECTS credit points are recognised for the prerequisite vocational qualification in a social-educational field of practice which is required for admission. This shortens the degree programme to 9 semesters.



The programme leads to the academic degree of Bachelor of Arts (B. A.). The degree programme has a modular structure and consists of 210 ECTS credit points (CP). Due to the part-time study concept in parallel to work, relevant professional experience is recognised to the extent of 30 CP.

The part-time degree programme in parallel to work consists of course time spent in attendance at the university, self-study units and an internship. The in-class training blocks are held at the KSH premises in Munich:

  • approximately 4 days per month during the semester, on Friday/Saturday (full day)
  • as well as one 6-day block week per semester.

In the winter semester, the block week takes place in the week of the Day of Prayer and Repentance (November), and in the summer semester, in the week immediately after Whitsun.


The degree programme in social work covers the following contents:

Segment I: 1st-4th semester

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

Segment II: 5th-6th semester

  • Acquisition of skills in practical modules

Segment III: 7th-9th 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.

The individual fields of study are assigned to modules. The degree programme is organised in a transdisciplinary manner and conveys a multi-perspective approach to social issues.

Prospects & perspectives

The degree programme qualifies graduates for employment in all fields of social work. You could be involved in a diverse range of tasks in social work, from outpatient and residential child welfare and youth services, to the growing areas of public health and assistance for the elderly, right through to demanding consulting and educational work with a range of target groups.


The career prospects are diverse - also because you acquire wide-reaching key skills during your studies which can be used in various ways in the professional world. These include communicative, cognitive and social skills.


With the expansion of knowledge and skills on a scientific basis, reflection on the previous work biography, as well as a change of (or fresh) perspective, students experience the part-time course as an excellent opportunity to soundly learn many new things. Previously gained vocational experiences flow into the studies, and support the further development of the student’s professional identity.


Different focal points (practical seminars, areas of specialisation) are set during the course of the studies. The degree entitles graduates to admission to a Master's degree programme under certain prerequisites.

Applications & admission

We offer 30 places on the part-time degree programme in social work in a 2-year cycle. Admission requirements for the part-time Bachelor's degree programme in Social Work:

  • a general university or university of applied sciences entrance qualification, or a general or specialist (subject-specific) university entrance for professionals with vocational qualifications
  • a completed professional qualification from a vocational training course lasting at least 3 years in a relevant field of social work
  • at least 2 years of employment subject to social contributions in the profession learned
  • at the start of the course, existing employment in the social sector

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 part-time (B.A.) course, or ask the general contact person at the Dean's Office.

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