Social Work

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

The bachelor's degree program in Social Work will prepare you for a profession in social work and social education. Graduates assist people of all ages living in difficult circumstances to take control of their own lives and gain access to social goods such as housing, food, work and education. Social work initiates processes of change for and with individuals, in groups, in organizations or on a community level. Basic security, youth and family work, residential care of children and counseling for youth from a migration background, assistance for criminal offenders, socio-spatial urban and regional development are examples of the professional fields that will be open to you.

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Irene Krenn
Deniz Vuran
Lavinia Kefeder, BA

Favoritenstraße 226, B.2.02 
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3100 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3109 
sozialearbeit@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Map of the main campus Favoriten (Google Maps)

Office hours during the semester
Mon. to Thur., 7.45 a.m. to 2.00 p.m., 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.
Fri., 7.45 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Office hours during the semester break
Mon. to Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BA)
120Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for academic year 2019/20

1st December 2018 to 16th March 2019

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester

 

**for additional study expenses
(currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)

What you can offer

You are open and enjoy working with people. When you are faced with different ways of life you do not feel the need to change them, but are respectful and tolerant of your fellow person. In your work with people, you are stress-resistant, have a capacity for careful reflection, are well organized and able to recognize your own limits. It is important for you to help others take control of their own lives and in doing so to apply your professional knowledge to help others find the resources they require. You want to create the necessary awareness in society to improve the structural conditions.

What we offer you

We maintain close cooperation with social work organizations with which we exchange knowledge and experience in "Social Work in Practice" networking meetings, as well as at conferences regularly held at FH Campus Wien. At our campus we have our own Competence Center for Social Work which acts as an interface between research, practice and teaching. It brings the knowledge and innovation potential of these three areas together in one place. The study "Social Support for Traumatized Persons", which was conducted on behalf of the ESRA association, is only the latest example of the research conducted here. The course "Research and Development Project" also provides a strong focus on practical relevance and research in the second and third semesters. Internships during your studies are guided, integrated learning phases in different social institutions that generally do not offer compensation. During the degree program you will complete a total of three guided internships. They may be completed in Austria or abroad. We will support you in internships or theory semesters abroad. The courses are generally taught in German. However, we offer two seminar groups with some courses in English (up to 30% of the courses). If you are accepted into the degree program, please let us know if you would like to attend one of these seminar groups.

What makes this degree program special

This general basic education will qualify you to work as a social worker and a social educator. The location in Vienna offers a wealth of interesting internship opportunities in innovative projects and organizations in social work. The double qualification in social work and social education creates excellent job opportunities. The strong international orientation of the degree program allows you to deepen your language and intercultural skills with a theory semester or internship abroad.
You will benefit from our strong network of partner universities in Europe, Africa, Asia or (Latin) America. Furthermore, this scientific training is an excellent foundation for a subsequent master's degree in social work or in related disciplines such as sociology or education.


What you will learn in the degree program

The degree program will provide you with the general basic principles for a professional occupation in the different fields of social work. (social work and social education). You will learn to analyze social problems with the acquired theoretical knowledge and to reflect upon issues related to real life. Elective courses offer the possibility to focus on personal emphases. In the course of your education you will acquire three core skills:

  • Scientifically well-founded professional skills: your basic knowledge of social work theories and models as well as relevant related sciences form the basis for recognizing complex causes of social problems and for initiating changes.
  • Vocational decision-making skills: knowledge of social work methodology and communicative skills enable a professional approach to work with individual clients, groups and the community as well as with political decision makers and the public.
  • The social and personal skills: The degree program promotes critical examination of theory and practice as well as your capacity for careful consideration. It prepares you to be successful in your challenging prospective field of work.

Curriculum

Lecture SWS ECTS
Beratung SE

Beratung SE

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 3
Ethik und Menschenrechte ILV

Ethik und Menschenrechte ILV

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 3
Gender und Diversität SE

Gender und Diversität SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

1 2
Geschichte der Sozialen Arbeit und professionelles Handeln im Überblick VO

Geschichte der Sozialen Arbeit und professionelles Handeln im Überblick VO

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 3
Individualhilfe ILV

Individualhilfe ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

3 3
Materielle Sicherung SE

Materielle Sicherung SE

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

3 3
Orientierung und Berufsfelder ILV

Orientierung und Berufsfelder ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 2
Praxisreflexion 1 SE

Praxisreflexion 1 SE

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

1.5 2
Rechtliche Bezüge zur materiellen Sicherung ILV

Rechtliche Bezüge zur materiellen Sicherung ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

3 3
Sozialpolitische und -ökonomische Bezüge SE

Sozialpolitische und -ökonomische Bezüge SE

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 3
Wissenschaftlich Schreiben und Recherchieren ILV

Wissenschaftlich Schreiben und Recherchieren ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

1.5 3

Lecture SWS ECTS
Familienunterstützung und Fremdunterbringung SE

Familienunterstützung und Fremdunterbringung SE

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 2
Gesundheitsaspekte des Kindes- und Jugendalters ILV

Gesundheitsaspekte des Kindes- und Jugendalters ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Kinder- und Jugendhilfe SE

Kinder- und Jugendhilfe SE

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 3
Konfliktarbeit, Mediation und Verhandlung SE

Konfliktarbeit, Mediation und Verhandlung SE

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 2
Praxislernphase PR

Praxislernphase PR

0 SWS
5 ECTS

Language

German-English

0 5
Praxisreflexion 2 SE

Praxisreflexion 2 SE

1.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German-English

1.5 1
Proseminararbeit und Präsentation SE

Proseminararbeit und Präsentation SE

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 3
Psychologische Aspekte des Kindes- und Jugendalters ILV

Psychologische Aspekte des Kindes- und Jugendalters ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Rechtliche Bezüge zu Kinderschutz und Familienarbeit ILV

Rechtliche Bezüge zu Kinderschutz und Familienarbeit ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 2
Soziale Arbeit mit Kindern und Jugendlichen ILV

Soziale Arbeit mit Kindern und Jugendlichen ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Soziale Gruppenarbeit SE

Soziale Gruppenarbeit SE

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 2
Soziale Ungleichheit und Sozialer Ausschluss ILV

Soziale Ungleichheit und Sozialer Ausschluss ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 2
Theorien Sozialer Arbeit ILV

Theorien Sozialer Arbeit ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Biografie und Bewältigung im Lebensalter ILV

Biografie und Bewältigung im Lebensalter ILV

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Forschungswerkstatt 1 SE

Forschungswerkstatt 1 SE

2.5 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German-English

2.5 4
Gesundheit und Soziale Arbeit VO

Gesundheit und Soziale Arbeit VO

1.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German-English

1.5 1
Gesundheitsaspekte des Erwachsenenalters ILV

Gesundheitsaspekte des Erwachsenenalters ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 2
Globale Ungleichheiten und Entwicklungspolitik ILV

Globale Ungleichheiten und Entwicklungspolitik ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

1.5 2
Krisenintervention SE

Krisenintervention SE

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Praxisreflexion 3 SE

Praxisreflexion 3 SE

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Rechtliche Bezüge zu Gesundheitsthemen ILV

Rechtliche Bezüge zu Gesundheitsthemen ILV

3 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German-English

3 4
Sozialforschung im Überblick ILV

Sozialforschung im Überblick ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German-English

1 1

Gesundheit (2 ECTS of your choice*)

Lecture SWS ECTS
Gesundheit MODUL 4.5 6

THESA Wahlmodul (7 ECTS nach Wahl*)

Lecture SWS ECTS
Wahlmodul – Modul 1 Soziale Arbeit im Sozialen Raum MODUL 9 7
Wahlmodul – Modul 2 Soziale Arbeit im Zwangskontext MODUL 9 7
Wahlmodul – Modul 3 Soziale Arbeit und Bildung MODUL 9 7

Lecture SWS ECTS
Demokratie und Partizipation ILV

Demokratie und Partizipation ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

1.5 3
Forschungspräsentation und Thesisplan ILV

Forschungspräsentation und Thesisplan ILV

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German-English

0.5 1
Forschungswerkstatt 2 SE

Forschungswerkstatt 2 SE

3 SWS
7 ECTS

Language

German

3 7
Fremdenrecht VO

Fremdenrecht VO

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

1 2
Organisation in der Sozialen Arbeit ILV

Organisation in der Sozialen Arbeit ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 2
Praxisreflexion 4 SE

Praxisreflexion 4 SE

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

1.5 2
Rassismuskritisches Arbeiten SE

Rassismuskritisches Arbeiten SE

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 2
Selbstorganisation und politisches Handeln SE

Selbstorganisation und politisches Handeln SE

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

1.5 2
Soziale Arbeit und Asyl/Migration SE

Soziale Arbeit und Asyl/Migration SE

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 2

THESA Wahlmodul (7 ECTS nach Wahl*)

Lecture SWS ECTS
Wahlmodul – Modul 1 Soziale Arbeit im Sozialen Raum MODUL 9 7
Wahlmodul – Modul 2 Soziale Arbeit im Zwangskontext MODUL 9 7
Wahlmodul – Modul 3 Soziale Arbeit und Bildung MODUL 9 7

Lecture SWS ECTS
BA Thesis Seminar 1 SE

BA Thesis Seminar 1 SE

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Praxislernphase PR

Praxislernphase PR

0 SWS
20 ECTS

Language

German-English

0 20
Praxisreflexion 5 SE

Praxisreflexion 5 SE

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

1.5 2
Wahl Methoden/Projekt SE

Wahl Methoden/Projekt SE

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 3
Wahl Theorie/Projekt SE

Wahl Theorie/Projekt SE

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 3

Lecture SWS ECTS
BA Fallseminar SE

BA Fallseminar SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

1 2
BA Prüfung SE

BA Prüfung SE

0 SWS
8 ECTS

Language

German-English

0 8
BA Thesis Seminar 2 SE

BA Thesis Seminar 2 SE

1.5 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German-English

1.5 6
Praxisreflexion 6 SE

Praxisreflexion 6 SE

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

1.5 2
Rechtliche Vertiefung SE

Rechtliche Vertiefung SE

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Wahl ATSA 2 SE

Wahl ATSA 2 SE

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 3
Wahl ATSA1 SE

Wahl ATSA1 SE

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 3
Wahl Theorie/Methode/Projekt SE

Wahl Theorie/Methode/Projekt SE

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

2 3

Semester dates
Winter semester: from 5th September 2016
Summer semester: from 13th February 2017

Number of teaching weeks
16 to 18 per semester

The exact schedule will be announced at least six weeks before the start of the semester and will change from week to week. The first year you can expect approximately 20 lecture sessions per week. You are expected to invest approximately 1,500 hours (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits) towards the degree program each year.

Times
Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (general time frame), also some evenings or on Saturdays

Language of instruction
German


How you benefit

You will be able to choose from a wide professional spectrum: In social education you will help people in the longer term and help them in their everyday lives, for example in nursing homes, assisted living communities, or disabled facilities. In social work you will accompany people through critical points in their lives. For example when they are unemployed and on the verge of losing their apartment. In this case you as a social worker will help them to apply for unemployment benefits, to prevent their eviction and to settle their debts. You will work together with institutions and authorities. In addition to working with individual clients, your potential responsibilities will also include modifying structures and developing new systems.

  • Family and youth services
  • Social pedagogic work
  • Leisure-oriented child and youth work
  • Social security
  • Elderly people
  • Profession and education
  • Assistance for criminal offenders
  • Health care
  • Specific social work with men / women
  • Addiction and psychiatry
  • Migration and intercultural social work
  • Social work in public / regional development
  • Social work at schools

Master's degree programs

Spatial and Clinical Social Work

Master, part-time

more

Social Economy and Social Work

European Master, part-time

more

Admission

Admission requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification:

    • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school.
    • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
    • Equivalent certification from abroad

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

We are glad to receive applications from person who have most of their education completed abroad. In this case contact Lavinia Kefeder (by phone under 01 606 68 77 3107 or by email to lavinia.kefeder@fh-campuswien.ac.at) prior to the application procedure in order to clarify the formal entry requirements.

  • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)

The following university entrance qualification examinations are recommended:
> Social Science and Economics (Essay, Mathematics 1, English 2, History 2 and one elective subject);
> Psychology (Essay, Mathematics 2, Biology, English 2 and one elective subject);
> Philosophy (Essay, History 2, English 2, Latin 2 and one elective subject;
> Pedagogy (Essay, History 2, Latin 2, English 2 and one elective subject).

However, we do acknowledge all university entrance qualification examinations for fulfillment of the entry requirement. Thus you will also have the opportunity to choose an alternate program at a university.

You have a professional qualification certificate from a middle vocational training school for social services or with an emphasis on social work of at least three years, a comparable middle vocational training school for psychosocial education, an education in the health sector, a health or nursing diploma, an education as a geriatric care provider or nursing care provider, completion of courses for youth work in combination with at least 600 hours of professional experience, or through the German "Fachhochschulreife" in the field of Social Work.
The required additional examinations include Mathematics, History 2 and Foreign language 2.

Application

There are 120 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Social Work each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:6. After being accepted to the program you will have to provide us with the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung) / verification of professional qualifications / verification of any auxiliary examinations
  • Current extract of your police record

After being accepted to the degree program, please send a copy of your birth certificate and academic documents together with the original current extract of your police record to the secretary's office by no later than the start of the degree program.

Please note:

It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session.

Validation and shortening programs

Perhaps your qualifications exceed our admission requirements, you are interested in the possibility of joining the program at a higher semester or you hold a degree from a university abroad?

For more information, please refer to the sections on validation and shortening programs

The selection process

The selection process consists of a written test and, for all who reach the second stage, an interview with a member of the selection committee and a group process.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.
  • Procedure
    As the first stage of the selection process, the written test consists of a number of requirements to assess if you fulfill the basic intellectual and motivational performance requirements. After your logical-deductive intelligence has been tested, you will take part in a multiple-choice test. We will provide you with texts online to prepare for this test of your knowledge approximately three weeks before the written selection test. We will also award points in the first stage of the selection process for your biography sheet that you received as an attachment with the confirmation e-mail for your application. You should please complete this form along with the attached application form and bring them both to the written selection test. The focus here is on the experience you have already collected in various sectors (e.g. vocational, social commitment, experience abroad).
    A ranking list is created based on the overall results. We invite approximately two to two and a half times as many applicants to the second stage of the selection process, the assessment, as we have places available.

    In the second stage of the selection process you will undergo a one-one interview in which we also refer to your letter of motivation and an observed group discussion. The interview will provide a first impression of certain suitability characteristics such as professional motivation, professional understanding, performance, problem-solving and a capacity for careful consideration etc.
    Points are assigned to each section of the test in the second stage of the selection process.
  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. Applicants are ranked based on the results of the second stage of the selection process. This means the following criteria are taken into consideration weighted in the final ranking (points system).
    > Individual interview
    > Group discussion

    The selection committee (which comprises the head of the academic section and teaching staff) awards places according to the number of points achieved. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.

Secretary's office

Irene Krenn
Deniz Vuran
Lavinia Kefeder, BA

Favoritenstraße 226, B.2.02 
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3100 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3109 
sozialearbeit@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Map of the main campus Favoriten (Google Maps)

Office hours during the semester
Mon. to Thur., 7.45 a.m. to 2.00 p.m., 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. 4.30 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.
Fri., 7.45 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Office hours during the semester break
Mon. to Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mag.a Sonja Beran, BSc
Mag.a Isabell Darabi (maternity leave)
Assistants/International coordinators
B.
2.03
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3102
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3109
sonja.beran@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Teaching staff and research staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with numerous organizations in the social and public sectors, universities, research institutes and schools. Our close cooperation with work placements in social work guarantees you strong contacts for your internship, job search or participation in research and development activities. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!

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